house with pink door


I truly believe that its the little things in life that are the big things. Whenever I feel a bit down in the dumps I write myself a little list like this one below, and as soon as I’m finished I feel happier already. I’ve decided to share this particular list with you guys, try it- it works!

  • Porridge with honey on a dark Autumnal morning
  • When the sun comes out when I’m walking Harvey
  • Great customer service
  • When someone tells you they really enjoyed one of your posts
  • The feeling of falling asleep
  • Kind people
  • Getting into a bath
  • When a great song comes on the radio, one of my favourites is Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Pizza
  • Cosying up in a blanket
  • The first cup of tea of the day
  • Getting into a good book
  • The feeling after you’ve washed your hair
  • Gilmore Girls
  • A fresh manicure
  • Reading a quote that describes exactly how you feel.
  • Buying a magazine
  • A clean tidy house


I would love to hear what is something that has made you smile recently?

  • I love this concept so much Natalie! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Beauty

    • Thank you so much Frances, would definitely recommend writing down 3 things you’re grateful for every day 🙂 xxx

  • I can totally relate to your list! It’s such a good habit to have. We tend to hold on to the tiniest bad thing, and forget about our blessings. It’s a good way to always remember them and how good life is.

  • Amy Eade

    I love posts like this, I’ve been thinking recently I want to start a journal (but keep putting it off) and just write a little list like this at the end of every day!
    Amy xx

    • Pleaseeee do! Honestly, its so handy for positivity xxx

  • Haha I love to reminisce on the little things from time to time, I call it my ‘feel good’ list. The last ‘little thing’ that made me happy was looking at great books and pretty stationary at Waterstones, as weird as that sounds 🙂Coco Bella Blog

    • I loooove pretty stationary! I could hoard so many notebooks! <3

  • This is such a lovely post Natalie, it’s so important to appreciate the little things in each day! I definitely love a lot of things on this list. I love to spend some quiet cosy time reading a good book 🙂 xx

    Kayleigh |

    • 🙂 thank you so much for commenting Kayleigh xxx

    Mine would be the feeling after drying my hair – there’s so much it puts me off washing but once dry, ahhhhh yes!

    • I never dry mine but I can imagine that feels incredible! I love the feeling when I’ve just washed in and it feels all clean!

  • I do that too when I’m feeling down and uninspired about life! I’m relating to you so hard on Gilmore Girls and porridge with honey hahaha
    That pink door is just too cute, btw!

    • I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without Gilmore Girls in my life! <3

  • Diana Maria

    Kind people, pizza, getting into a bath and yes right after I wash my hair and drink a hot cup of tea I feel so, so good! Cozy nights in, spending time with my dog and cooking with my mom are all things that make me smile. It truly is the little things. This post made me smile xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

  • Such a bloody lovely post as always gal! It really is important to appreciate the little things. One of my favourite feelings is the one right after I’ve finished my skincare routine in the evening…and yes, totally the tidy house one! Mine is a tip at the moment but I love sitting down in a freshly tidied room! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’ve started re-watching Gilmore Girls from the beginning again and it is making me so happy, I just want to spend all my time in Stars Hollow :’)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode