Feeling comfortable in my own skin.

Do you know what's really important? Feeling good about ourselves. Feeling comfortable in our skin, and being happy. I think it takes a long time to get to the point when we're 100%, well and truly happy with who we are, and what we look like. I also think it's a lot easier said than done, but it's something I've been really trying to work on.

Learning to accept yourself is hard. Like, really hard. Particularly when your natural reaction is to compare everything you've ever done to someone else, and let's not even get started on comparing how we look, and I'm sure we all do it.  But, it's important to channel these thoughts the right way.

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. - Lucille Ball

It's important to remember to be kind and gentle to ourselves, and to give ourselves a little break sometimes. Because we can. If there's one thing that I promised myself at the beginning of this year, it was to practise more self care and self love. To focus on the positives, to constantly move forward, and try and make sure my physical and mental health was the best it could be.

But, what is self love? I feel like this gets thrown around a lot, but no one really knows how to get there. Like learning to accept yourself, I think it means really getting to know... you. Get to know your boundaries, your values, and figure out what makes you feel good on your own, without anyone else to depend on.

Ultimately, it's up to us to be happy. We have the power to control whether we feel good today or not. No one else. You may not be in your dream job, or in the perfect relationship, or have that Givenchy handbag that you're convinced will make your life just that little bit better, but if you're happy, and confident, and comfortable in yourself, none of this will make a difference.

Physical health is just as important as mental health when it comes to being happy. Drink lots of water, exercise regularly, eat well and look after your skin. And, of course make sure you save time and room to treat yourself, too.

Right now, I feel happy. I feel good about myself and I feel comfortable in my own skin. I feel the most confident I think I ever have done and I feel like I'm starting to really figure things out.

Days like today are because I stop dwelling on the negatives. I stop being super hard on myself for the things that aren't quite going to plan. And I stop trying to impress anyone else but myself.

Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. - Stacey Charter



  1. This is such a lovely post. I definitely savour the days when I feel really good about myself and celebrate all the best things about me. Everyone gets days when you just don't feel so self-positive, but it's important to remember that no one is perfect, and accepting that takes me a lot closer to accepting myself :)
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  2. I love this post! Self-love is always important, it's taken me far too long to realise this and to be somewhat comfortable in my own skin. Gorgeous photos! X


  3. Its so important to love yourself and it takes so long to do it especially in todays media when we are constantly judging each other. Thanks for doing this post x

  4. I love this post so so much & I couldn't agree more! Self-love is a process & to me it has a lot to do with self-discovery as well :) It's not about loving every single thing about yourself but learning to accept these flaws. I'm glad to hear you're at a point where you feel comfortable being who you are x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

  5. Lovely post! It's something I'm trying to work more on each day. Well done for getting so far!

    Ella xx


  6. This is really speaking to me and something I'm making every effort to do at the moment, it's difficult and something I imagine I'll have to work at all the time but I know it'll be worth it!

  7. What an amazing uplifting post as always Sophie - you look gorgeous in these photos as well, I think this is such a great message, its a great thing to feel comfortable in your own skin!

    Lucy | Forever September

  8. Gosh I can't even tell you how much I love this post. Self love & acceptance is so important. Thanks for sharing this side of you & letting us into a personal part of your life :) Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

    Katie // Words by Katie

  9. I absolutely love this post! This is definitely something that I need to work on myself. Photos are lovely aswell!

  10. I love love love this - and absolutely love your new layout too! xo

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  11. This post is so lovely, and you look so happy and gorgeous in all the pictures you have taken too- great post!

    xx gemsblogstorey.com

  12. Yes yes yes!

    Amazing post and this is a reminder everyone needs!

    Hannah | Oh January

  13. I really enjoyed this post! Thank you for sharing your story and the message of self-love — something that everyone can improve on. :)


  14. It's so nice and refreshing to read a positive post on self love, I think it's a lesson more people need to learn. You look so beautiful and the fact that you're happy and confident makes me so happy. What a wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing it xxx


  15. This is exactly what I needed to hear! A really beautiful post.


  16. This has been my mantra for a while now. Why be unhappy when we can choose to be happy? We are who we are, so make the most of it and enjoy the one life we have! I am so glad you are there in the self love camp.


  17. This is such a lovely post! It's something I've really been trying to do myself lately, and I'm slowly getting there :)

    Meg | Elmpetra

  18. very beautiful, but sometimes is very hard ( ok more often) I try to work on it but yeah not easy nowadays world makes it pretty damn hard, but it's the most important thing love yourself

  19. Lovely post. You are a beautiful person inside and out Xxx

  20. Love this post Sophie. We all too easily forget to look after ourselves sometimes but we all know we enjoy it when we do!!! Everyone should take time out to themselves and enjoy it without feeling guilty!! We're all guilty of snatching a quick 5 minutes here and there thinking it's enough, but surely we deserve more?? I'd like to think so anyway.
    Lovely blog hun, first time here so i'm off for a little read.
    Take care of yourself
    Sarah x x

  21. Adore everything about this post, from the message to the photos to the layout! Nailed it, Soph! x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

  22. This is such an important post, I adore it. My mum kindly turned round to me a few days ago and told me that she thinks I've started seeing everything in a negative light and that it is actually hard to be around me sometimes, she said she didn't know why I was like that as she's always known me as the easy going positive person in our family and so I really am beginning to work on myself, it's all about the self love and I really think this little post will help me to think more positively about myself

  23. I think that coming to some form of self acceptance is an important part of everyone's life and is never really complete. We're always evolving and having to accept our new selves. It is good that everyone talks about it more now and it helps us all feel less alone because of it!

    Also: I absolutely love your bunny eyemask, where did you get it? (not that I plan to find one of my own ;) )

  24. Absolutely love this! This is something in working hard on at the moment, self love and respect. Love love love this X