After Christmas (and changing your life for the better!)


After Christmas (and changing your life for the better) – So, it’s Boxing Day and I really can’t believe how quickly time has gone by!

It feels like it was only yesterday that the Christmas decorations were going up and the shopping list was being tackled however it’s the day after Christmas which always, ALWAYS makes me think……

Why do we build ourselves up for just one day? Why does a certain day bring us together with our family and loved ones? We should be happy and enjoying everyday regardless of the occasion!

In the run up to New Year, instead of thinking about ‘How to become a better you‘ think about ‘How you can change your life for the better‘ – seize more opportunities, take chances you wouldn’t normally take and make time for the people who matter most to you.

I believe that everything happens for a reason however most of us end up getting stuck in a routine and we get used to our surroundings and situation – make a change and take a chance, you’ll see that things will work out for the better!

Always remember to stay positive, even when things get tough – you’ll suddenly see that sparkle of light at the end of the tunnel so instead of thinking about how to become a better you – think about making the most of your life and enjoying every minute of it.

If you don’t enjoy things now, you’ll only end up looking back and thinking about the chances you didn’t take!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!! 🙂




    • sprinkles
      21st January 2016 / 9:58 am

      Thank you gorgeous xxx

    • sprinkles
      21st January 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thank you very much xxx

  1. 9th January 2016 / 7:42 am

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a great start to the year 🙂 It is so true, we should make such efforts all year, not just once a year, and trying to find the positive in every situation will definitely make life seem brighter 🙂

    Happy New Year Hun 🙂


    • sprinkles
      19th January 2016 / 12:38 am

      Thank you so much – I’m really glad that you agree and it’s so lovely to see what other people have said too, everyone is saying similar things and I think we should embrace the holidays and make more time for people throughout the year too! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      18th January 2016 / 10:46 am

      Thank you very much x

  2. 30th December 2015 / 8:20 am

    Καληεμρα κουκλα!
    Ελπίζω να περασες ομορφα τα Χριστουγεννα και να εχεις μια μοναδικη νεα χρονια!
    Happy Holliday 🙂

    • sprinkles
      18th January 2016 / 10:33 am

      Se euxaristw poli!!! Na eisai kala! Filakia xxx

    • sprinkles
      17th January 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thank YOU for your lovely comment 🙂 x

  3. Gabrielle
    28th December 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I love the positive message in this post Layla, it’s so true that the enthusiasm for Christmas could be applied to every other day of the year – particularly the happiness and kindness that surrounds the festive season! I hope you have a fantastic 2016, I look forward to seeing all of your future blog posts! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    • sprinkles
      17th January 2016 / 10:22 am

      Awww thank you so, so much Gabrielle, that’s really sweet of you and I’m so happy that you enjoyed this post! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      17th January 2016 / 10:21 am

      Yay – glad you agree! 🙂 x

  4. 28th December 2015 / 2:31 pm

    I really can’t believe, either. New Year is coming soon. Great post, Layla!! Have a blessed week doll!
    Much love, Len

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:18 pm

      I know, I can’t believe it either – time travels so fast!!! Happy New Year to you xxx

  5. 27th December 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Happy Holidays darling <3

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Happy New Year to you xxx

  6. 27th December 2015 / 10:07 pm

    Great things to think about for this time of year! I never got the whole new years resolution thing, if you want to do something, go for it! 🙂

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Ah thank you – Happy New Year! xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks x

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Ah, glad you agree hun! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you very much – glad you like this post xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:10 pm

      I know! xx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:08 pm

      Thank you for your comment -glad you’re always positive and in the right mind set!! 🙂 xxx

  7. tiarasandsequins
    27th December 2015 / 2:18 am

    Great post. I couldn’t agree with you more about feeling stuck in comfortable surroundings. In 2015 I got out of my comfort zone and I couldn’t be happier. Wishing you an awesome 2016 !

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you very much!!! Glad you got out your comfort zone and went for the things you love! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      17th January 2016 / 10:20 am

      Thank you x

  8. 27th December 2015 / 1:44 am

    Amazing advice! (:

    Jess x

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks x

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:06 pm

      Thank you very much – I had a wonderful time thank you! Happy New Year! xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much – it’s nice to see that people agree and we should be like this all year round! 🙂 xxx

  9. 26th December 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Very insightful. Thanks for the inspiring post. I enjoyed reading it. And yes, live in the moment and everything happens for a reason.

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you very much xxxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you so much Izzy – glad you liked this xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you very much – Happy New Year! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you so much – yes that’s all we need! 🙂 xxx

  10. 26th December 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Lovely post and I definitely start thinking more about the next year right after Christmas!

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 11:59 am

      Thank you very much xx

  11. Babs
    26th December 2015 / 4:57 pm

    That’s absolutely right … I totally agree with what you have said Layla.. Let’s move on to the new year and make the most of everything and live each day and make the most of it!!!
    Love you and wish you all the best for the New Year!! Xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 11:58 am

      Thank you – I’m glad you agree, it’s nice to see what people think!! 🙂 xxx

  12. 26th December 2015 / 4:49 pm

    I definitely agree with this post. I don’t build myself up anymore. I just enjoy what I have with who I’m with, and I’m aiming to make every moment of my life worth celebrating.
    Don’t get me wrong, my Christmas was great, because when you write posts like this, people immediately think that you don’t have family to share Christmas with or that you have something against it which isn’t the case. You just started thinking intelligently.
    People need to know this. Thanks for the post.xx

    Mich |

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 11:58 am

      Thank you very much – Happy new year! xxx

  13. 26th December 2015 / 4:46 pm

    This is wonderful advice!! I never like to make unrealistic New Years revolutions but I love the sound of this one! It’s simple enough and can easily be achieved if you just try a bit harder!!

    Shannon Sage

    • sprinkles
      2nd January 2016 / 11:57 am

      Thank you so much hun! 🙂 xxx

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