Whether you dream of a new car parked on the driveway or a fabulous holiday when the world returns to normal, most of us have a material goal that we’re working towards. As the old saying goes though, the best things in life really are free.

lifes pleasures

From breathing in lungfuls of fresh summer air to walking barefoot in the sand, there are plenty of inexpensive highs that can bring a smile to your face, without burning a hole in your wallet.

We’ve found a handful of simple pleasures that pretty much everyone can enjoy. No million-pound lottery win necessary.

Fresh bed sheets

Stripping the bed and changing the sheets is always an effort, but there’s nothing more delicious than tucking up for an early night in freshly-laundered sheets.

Finding a £10 note in your pocket

It’s probably a rare occurrence, but when you find forgotten money in a random coat pocket, it can turn a really bad morning into a good one.

Crossing off the last thing in your to-do list

Writing and actually tackling the to-do list is never fun, but ticking off every item is one of the most satisfying things you’ll ever do leaving you free to read a book, enjoy some music or catch up with a friend.

The buzz after a hard workout

It can be difficult to find the motivation to exercise, but if there’s one thing that will get you moving, it’s the thought of all those feel-good post-workout endorphins.

Laughing until it hurts

Whether it’s a hilarious friend or re-runs of your favourite comedy show or a Zoom with family to cheer you up, there’s no greater feeling than a bellyache from too much loud giggling.

Relaxing in a warm bath

When you were a kid, you probably detested having to get into the bath, but now you look forward to a good, long soak – especially if there’s a glass of wine and some bubbles involved.

Walking in the fresh air

Going for a walk on a sunny day, enjoying the fresh air and boosting yourself with some much need Vitamin D, nothing quite compares to a stroll outside, especially if you have a four-legged friend to accompany you. Up a hill, along a beach or by the river whatever you have close to where you live.

Getting a bargain

Ever taken something to the till, only to find out it’s way cheaper than the ticketed price? Then you’ll know exactly the rush of pleasure we’re talking about.

Freshly-mown grass

Is it just us, or does the amazing smell of a cut lawn instantly take you back to happy summer days from your childhood?

Yep, it really is the simple things in life that make us feel most content.

(Article source: Silver Surfers)

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