Things to keep in mind…

poodle socks milk bubble tea blog1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay. Everyone has pores, lines, blemishes they’re all a part of who you are. You are unique and one of a kind. Real life doesn’t have an airbrushing tool.

2. Don’t be so hard on yourself all of the time, buy the damn shoes, eat the slice of cake, find happiness in the little things. Just because you are having a bad day, doesn’t mean you have a bad life. It will pass.

3. Don’t compare your life to the entire Internets social media ‘highlight reel’ Nobody wants to post about the bad stuff. Everyone has ups and downs, it’s a fact of life. Remember that next time you’re scrolling through instagram.

4. Be yourself. If you want to spend your Saturday night in with your dog, in your underwear watching Ryan Gosling movies, eating a tray of pasta for two people to yourself, you go right on ahead.

5. Stop worrying so much. You don’t have to have your life figured out, not everyone knows what they want to do. Just keep doing what you are doing and you’ll get there, in the end. Focus on what makes you happy, that is the most important thing in life.

6. Ignore the obsession with the thigh gap, if you have one, you have one. If your thighs happen to touch when your legs are together that is f i n e, when did this become a negative thing? Whatever shape or size, you have a beautiful body and mind, the amount of space between your thighs does not define who you are.

7. Call your parents / friends / siblings more, send them a nice text, ask them how they’re doing. It takes a few seconds and it will make their day, I promise.

8. Make time for yourself, have a bubble bath, make yourself a extra large hot chocolate, even if you put aside twenty minutes before bed, if you can… to relax and take a moment for yourself.

9. Put your phone away. When you’re with your partner / family / friends, turn it off, put it in your bag. You’ll have better conversations, you’ll see the entire TV show, because you won’t miss any due to scrolling through your phone. Sometimes the best moments are the ones that never make it to instagram because you’re too busy enjoying them.

10. Confidence, kindness and manners. These basic things are important, always be kinder than you feel. Oh and be nice to animals, always. Don’t dwell too much, you might create a problem that wasn’t there in the first place.



  1. September 28, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    This couldn't have come at a better time, I'm currently sitting in my pants, eating granola, watching Sex & The City and sighing every 5seconds. Thank you for this. xx

  2. September 28, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    I love this post! (Especially the bit about watching Ryan Gosling movies and eating enough for two!)
    The smallest things really are the most important, and it's nice to be reminded πŸ™‚

  3. September 28, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    I absolutely love this Becky, it's really uplifting and just what I needed to read πŸ™‚ I especially love the last point about confidence, kindness and manners – you're completely right about how important these are and I think it's easy to get too caught up in things sometimes and forget about what really matters. I really want to print this post off and tape it to my mirror!
    Love Holly xx

  4. September 28, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    I couldn't have said this better myself!! As long as you are happy, then that is all that matters. I think my favourite quote at the moment is 'comparison is the thief of joy' and it couldn't be more true! xx

  5. September 28, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    ohhhh this is such a lovely post – given me a little boost when the girl's time of the month was making me feel like a hormonal beast, hahah xx

  6. September 28, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    Amen sister!

  7. September 28, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    This is such a lovely and beautiful post!

    XOXO, Susy

  8. September 28, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    This post has made me feel more positive, thank you xxx

  9. September 28, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    This is such a great post, definitely needed to read all this after a long day, I'm going to do what I want and be in bed with a cuppa at 9pm,even though Ryan Gosling movies do sound tempting aha!

  10. September 28, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I've been having a really rubbish time lately and this post couldn't of been more perfect and just what I needed to read. Thank you for the beautifully worded reminders β™₯

  11. September 28, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    Oh my god, I loved this post… So much that I'm going to print it and stick it in my planner so that I can read it every day πŸ™‚ β™₯

  12. September 28, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    This is such a great post it is so helpful. I have to agree with you for the all things you mentioned.

  13. September 28, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    I adore this post πŸ™‚ It's so true, all of those things. Also, I just like the idea of hanging out with an adorable dog and eating two plate of pasta while starring at Ryan.


  14. September 28, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Lovely post and so many good points. It is oh so important to put your phone away like you said! The amount of times you subconsciously end up checking it when you're out with people – it's quite rude really! So that's deffo one to keep in mind day to day πŸ™‚

    Hannah xx

  15. September 28, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    I loved this post =] I love reading your blog, you are what i call a real person =]

  16. September 29, 2014 / 12:24 am

    Such a beautiful post. It's easy to forget the simple things like this. Thanks for the reminder:)

  17. September 29, 2014 / 1:39 am

    Love this, beautifully written and so true! I really need to start putting my phone away too x

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  18. September 29, 2014 / 5:31 am

    You've got to love that point about the best moments never making it to instagram πŸ™‚

  19. September 29, 2014 / 5:54 am

    Couldn't agree more πŸ™‚

  20. September 29, 2014 / 6:00 am

    Such a lovely post. It is so easy to forget all these little things and to only focus on negative things in life. This post was a great reminder.

  21. September 29, 2014 / 6:43 am

    such a great post πŸ™‚

    emily xx

  22. September 29, 2014 / 6:56 am

    So true! =)

  23. September 29, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Definitely bookmarking this post, it's lovely and just what I needed right now! Thank you πŸ™‚

    Lucy xxx

  24. September 29, 2014 / 8:26 am

    Ahh! Talk about THE most perfect post to read on a Monday morning before work! Great little pick me up. I'll be saving this particular post to my favourites for any of those silly times when I forget these things πŸ™‚ xx

  25. September 29, 2014 / 9:22 am

    I'm tempted to print this out and pin it up on my bedroom wall – really need these reminders from time to time so thank you for the lovely post! I've tried harder recently to stop stressing out about the small stuff and enjoying each little moment instead πŸ™‚

  26. September 29, 2014 / 9:38 am

    These are such wonderful tips, I should really print this out and stick it above my desk!

    Bramble & Thorn

  27. September 29, 2014 / 10:14 am

    Great post, a few there that I really must remember/take on πŸ™‚ x

  28. September 29, 2014 / 10:46 am

    Such a lovely post! I can't really decide which number is my favorite.

  29. September 29, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    wow..thank you for this! <3

  30. September 29, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    Amazing post, I love it. So true about some of the best moments not making instagram because they're too busy being lived! x

  31. September 29, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    Well said. It is so easy to get caught up in comparisons, especially as a blogger. I appreciate this candid and pragmatic reminder to go back to basics and just enjoy life.

    xo Rachel

  32. September 29, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    That's so true! Thank you<3

  33. September 29, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Simple and to the point. You have a similar outlook on life as me. Keep on rockin!

  34. September 29, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Hearing this honestly soothes my soul and speaks straight to my heart so thank you!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

  35. September 29, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Beautiful post Becky. I especially loved 'Sometimes the best moments are the ones that never make it to instagram because you're too busy enjoying them' – so true! xo

  36. September 29, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    All of this advice seems so obvious but it never is when you're having a bad day! x

  37. September 30, 2014 / 2:03 am

    A-Bloody-Men! I'm going to print this out and stick it next to my bed so that everyday when I wake up I know I can make the most out of it! Thank you for these wonderful words πŸ™‚



  38. September 30, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    I love this! It is just what I needed to hear right now, thank you so much, it's helped a lot! Abi x

  39. September 30, 2014 / 9:19 pm

    This post was just what I needed, thank you! x

  40. October 1, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Amazing post, it's easy to forget things like this when we have so many distractions!

    Jegz xo

  41. October 1, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    Aw this had definitely made me feel more positive about things πŸ™‚ thanks x

  42. October 2, 2014 / 1:46 am

    I love this so much; thank you for sharing! There are definitely some things on here that I needed reminding about.

  43. October 2, 2014 / 1:56 am

    Absolutely wonderful points! I always felt guilty for being a hermit when I was younger, but right now I don't care anymore. It makes me happy!

  44. October 2, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Such a fab post! They really are things everyone should try to keep in mind.

  45. October 2, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    Couldn't have said it better myself. #9 is something I LIVE by…haha.

  46. October 4, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    While I am reading your post and eating some wonka stuff on a saturday night I totally agree with you!

  47. October 5, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    I love a good bath! I've just moved back home for a month or two and finally I'm able to have a bath as our last flat didn't have one πŸ™‚

    Lizzy at Nomad Notebook

  48. October 18, 2014 / 12:50 am

    This is such a wonderful reminder. So important to keep ourselves in check from time to time. Chloe x

  49. October 21, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    I like #5 and #10! I always worry about everything! From bills to what Im gonna wear the next day! Life's way to short! Great post!

  50. November 6, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    What a lovely post, sometimes we just forget how to enjoy life!

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