10 Things to be Happy About: August Edition

Posted in Lifestyle
on August 8, 2016

BB8816_10 Things to be Happy About(2)I can’t believe summer is almost over. I feel that I didn’t take advantage of summer as much as I should have, so I’m hoping to get as much done this month before we welcome a new season that’s right around the corner. Make sure to leave a comment telling me what YOU are loving about the month of August!

1| National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

If you’ve been around the blog here for awhile, you’ll know that I’m all about chocolate chip cookies. So this “holiday” (let’s be real it’s essentially Christmas in August) is what I’m all here for. Make sure you grab some chocolate chip cookies ASAP.

2| Book Lovers Day

I’m trying to channel my inner book nerd by reading a little more this month, and I never knew there was a book lovers day. If you’re like me and enjoy a good book, leave a comment below telling me what you’ve been reading recently!

3| End of Summer

So, I know that the end of summer can be a bittersweet moment, but hear me out. Autumn is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but autumn is my favorite season of the year for so many reasons. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you my basic, white girl bit on my love for this season.

4| #GoalDigger

Maybe it has to do with back-to-school season, but I find that I am big on setting goals during this month, and I find that I accomplish so much during this month as well as September. I’m working on an extensive list of work, personal, health and financial goals for the next few months.

5| Getting Organized

For those who don’t know, I’ve been getting rid of things like it’s a full-time job. I’ve been taking time each week to go through and edit my closet more and more to reflect my personal style. Needless to say, I’ve been incredibly successful and I love the progress I’ve made.

6| Appreciating the Weather

Josh and I have been running twice a week outside in a local park two miles from our house. We typically go for 45 minutes, and finish off stretching in our glorious air-conditioned home. We’re making the most of the sunshine because the cold weather will be here before we know it.

7| Lazy Days

If I’m not working on a Saturday or Sunday, I’ll take my time in the morning to relax, read, blog, and sit outside to enjoy the quiet. I’ll go for a walk, clean, cook, but enjoy the day without rushing. Lazy summer days are so enjoyable, and I’ll make the most of them this month.

8| All the Fruit

I don’t know what it is about this month, but I feel like fruit become the main type of food I’ll eat each day. I will admit I’m pretty fruit crazy all year long, but this month especially is when I’ll take advantage of fruit stands and open markets.

9| Me Time

I always try to practice self care regardless of what month or season it is, but I find that it’s much easier to have “me” time during this month. In some ways, August is a relaxing, peaceful month because it’s the calm before the storm with back to school and before the holidays.

10| Going out of my Comfort Zone

This can mean anything from taking a new fitness class or trying a new restaurant in a different part of town. I’m more open to exploring or trying different things in life. I love having spurts of spontaneity because I always take time to go out of my comfort zone and try new things.

What are you happy about now that it’s August? Make sure to share in the comment below!

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  • Love these! And I’m always happy about me time πŸ˜›

    • I think we all are happy when we can have a little more time for ourselves! πŸ™‚

  • Loving this list, Kiara! NOTHING beats a little gratitude and happiness to start the week off right.

    Coming Up Roses

    • Thank you, Erica! You can never go wrong with a happy, positive post to begin the week! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re doing well! What are your thankful for this month, Erica?

  • Love this! I’m definitely on board with national chocolate chip cookie day! haha πŸ™‚

  • I am definitely trying to get organized right now… it’s only kind of sort of happening!

    • Organization is huge for me because I take full advantage of this month to go through my closet, office, kitchen–you name it! Good luck with your organization adventures as well this month!

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    Chocolate chip cookie day for the win! That sounds so so yummy!!

    • You can’t go wrong with a day celebrating cookies! Thanks for your comment!

  • Did I miss cookie day? I want an excuse to eat one!! πŸ™‚ And while I am so sad to end summer, I do love all the fun fall offers!!!

    • Don’t worry! Cookie day can be any day of the year in my eyes! You definitely don’t need an excuse to have one, haha!

  • kp

    This is amazing! I love the idea of having a list of things to be happy about. I think what I was most happy about this August was the fruit as well. SOOO much fruit! Yum! There’s nothing like biting into a juicy peach on a hot summer day.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more! I love taking time to think of all the things you can look forward to with a new month ahead. It definitely puts things into perspective and keeps the positivity rolling.

  • Sarah Kuziomko

    All great things to love in August!

  • I am SO EXCITED FOR FALL!! Not just because my apartment will (hopefully) start to cool down (ha!) but because I love fall weather, boots, sweaters, apple picking, etc etc πŸ™‚

  • Tara Berries

    I just recently finished First Comes Love by Emily Giffin, highly recommend. I have also been eating a lot of fruit, especially fresh peaches!

  • so excited for fall! When it Natl. Choc. chip cookie day?! πŸ˜€

  • I would love to say I am excited for the end of summer, but it will be hot here until October at least! Book Lovers’ Day sounds fun, and I did order two new books this month! πŸ™‚

  • Mostly Simple Life

    I’m excited for the crisp fall air where it’s a little chilly, but I can leave the windows open and light some candles. πŸ™‚

  • Neely

    Wait when is choc chip cookie day!?

  • Dia

    I am hoping there is a break in this Texas heat. I really am hoping August gives my life a chance to calm down a bit and work on my e-book

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