Forget your troubles, get happy! Here are some positive picks if you’re feeling down right now

Gotta look after number one.

Bee Happy Jumper and Harry Potter quote print

by Jade Moscrop |
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With many of us placing a bigger focus on mental health than ever before, we're all taking steps to figure out what makes us happy. It could be meditation, running, yoga, team sports, knitting, cooking, reading or calling your nan - once you've found your niche, stick to it.

Given that 2020 hasn't turned out quite like we planned, we think a little dose of happiness is a must-have right now. Filling your surroundings with things that give you a daily reminder to chin up is a small step on the ladder to happiness, but it can make a difference.

Although International Happiness Day was on March 20, the theme runs for the whole year. This year's theme is Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common with others, rather than what divides us. Positivity is contagious, so smile at everyone you come into contact with (even if it's via FaceTime or 2m away), spend time doing what you love and, if you can, take some time to give back to those who are less fortunate.

If you need a little hand getting in touch with your own happiness (and we all do sometimes!), we've put together a list of products that will do just that. Then, you can sprinkle your happiness all over the place.

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Products that will make you happy

Happiness Is... Poster1 of 16

Happiness Is... Poster

If you ever need a reminder of the best things in life, this poster will definitely do the trick.

Bee Happy Women's Slogan Sweatshirt2 of 16

Bee Happy Women's Slogan Sweatshirt

You can spread happiness wherever you go by wearing this adorable, cosy 'Bee Happy' jumper.

Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect, Fearne Cotton3 of 16

Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect, Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton touches upon the struggles we all go through in this uplifting book, full of useful advice on how to live a happier life.

Citrine Tumble Stone Keyring4 of 16

Citrine Tumble Stone Keyring

If you believe in the energy of crystals, citrine should be your go-to stone for confidence, self-belief, self-esteem and willpower, helping you to take control of your happiness.

GLOSSYBOX Beauty Box Subscription5 of 16

GLOSSYBOX Beauty Box Subscription

Treat yourself to a one-off box of a little dose of happiness every month with a GLOSSYBOX subscription.

Peace Lily Plant6 of 16

Peace Lily Plant

Filling your house with plants is beneficial for your mental health. They give us a sense of worth, care for something other than ourselves and help us connect to nature.

A Box Of Happiness Self Awareness7 of 16

A Box Of Happiness Self Awareness

If you love being creative, this inspirational set features stationary, worksheets, a journal, quote cards, stickers and more to help you feel more in-touch with yourself.

Find Your Own Magic: A Daily Guided Journal for more Happiness, Mindfulness and Inspiration, Elizabeth Ermenkova8 of 16

Find Your Own Magic: A Daily Guided Journal for more Happiness, Mindfulness and Inspiration, Elizabeth Ermenkova

This beautiful hand-illustrated book will challenge and inspire you to be your best self and to find your inner magic.

Bubble Blowing Bubble Bath9 of 16

Bubble Blowing Bubble Bath

A relaxing bath is sometimes all you need to centre yourself and feel more zen. Make bath times extra fun with bubble blowing bubble bath! You're never too old to enjoy bubbles.

Personalised Embroidered Happy Tote Bag10 of 16

Personalised Embroidered Happy Tote Bag

This versatile, high quality bag will make you smile when you're out and about. You can personalise this bag to say whatever you like, but we love 'Happy'.

Navy Intarsia Navy Knit Happy Jumper11 of 16

Navy Intarsia Navy Knit Happy Jumper

Wear your feelings with pride with this navy 'Happy' sweatshirt. Perfect for throwing on when you need a pick-me-up.

Harry Potter Happiness Wall Print12 of 16

Harry Potter Happiness Wall Print

All Harry Potter fans get the feels when they hear this quote. Cement it on your walls with this gorgeous wall print as a reminder to always look for the light.

Positive Gift Box 'Focus On You' Gift Box13 of 16

Positive Gift Box 'Focus On You' Gift Box

Perfect for cheering up yourself or a friend, this box is packed full with positivity. Featuring notebooks, stickers, fudge, sparklers and bath bombs, it's the ideal remedy for a tough day.

Happiness Mini Collection Prints14 of 16

Happiness Mini Collection Prints

These mini motivational prints are designed for a kid's nursery, but we think you could put them anywhere in the house. Bathrooms, hallway, office - anywhere they can spark a little joy.

The Positive Planner15 of 16

The Positive Planner

This 12 week planner and journal is dedicated to self-care. It features originally designed artwork and illustrations, inspirational quotes, art therapy and mindfulness activities.

Choose Happy Embroidery Hoop Kit16 of 16

Choose Happy Embroidery Hoop Kit

Spending some quiet time creating something beautiful can do wonders for your mental health. This embroidery hoop craft kit gives you a wellbeing-boost while you stitch a lovely message.

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