Taking back my smile.

We depend far too much on other people to make ourselves happy. However, sometimes we just have to take that power back, and make ourselves smile again. Whatever it is that has dimmed your sparkle, remember that it won't be forever. You're gonna be just fine and back to being your fabulous self in no time. It might just take a little bit of TLC. ;)  

Thankfully, I've learned just how to do that for me, and if you haven't figured this out for yourself yet, do it. ASAP. Trust me, you never know when you might need a little pick-me-up.

Thing's like getting up, getting out, and exploring somewhere new can really clear my head. Self-pampering is also a must. Nothing makes me feel like I can go out and conquer the world more than a hot shower, freshly washed hair and painted nails, and make-up and an outfit that makes me feel super confident. Investing time in making yourself feeling physically better, can make all the difference to your day and making yourself feeling mentally and emotionally better.

Calling up an old friend and doing something new, can really lift my mood. Or even grabbing coffee with a new acquaintance can work wonders. Making the most of enjoying someone else's company can be the best distraction. And, let's not forget the good old remedy that is retail therapy. Buying yourself some Instagram worthy outfits that make you feel great, is bound to help!

It's all about remembering that you have to the power to control what makes you happy, and what you let get you down. It's about focusing on the best things that you have, focusing on everything that you have to look forward to, and forgetting about everything, and everyone, that makes you feel a little bit less yourself.



  1. Some really great tips, I always feel better when I've had a pamper too!


  2. Such a lovely post <3

    I totally agree, just taking the time to give ourselves a little TLC can really give you a boost

    Krystal // http://krystalspring23.blogspot.co.uk/


  3. Love this post - we all need reminding sometimes to smile a bit more, me especially! xx

  4. I love this post! I think we are such a culture of all work all the time, it is important to remember to step back and take time to care for yourself. Good reminder, loved this! XO -Kim

  5. Always enjoy reading your posts Sophie and this was particularly lovely - can't beat a good bit of retail therapy!

    Lucy | Forever September

  6. Lovely! Excellent tips! One thing I also like doing is just taking a breath, counting to ten while emptying my mind and then through forcing the smile on my mind I go forward with a new mindset!


  7. Really put a smile on my face :) Thank you so much for writing this! xx


  8. This s so positive! I find spending time with the people I love the most really helps me when I'm having a bit of a moment/rough time of things. Even a phonecall can work wonders. Keep smiling that beautiful smile of yours.

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com