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Saturday, 22 April 2017

self love


We've all done it.. looked in the mirror and instantly homed in on what we perceive to be our 'problem areas'.

You pull and tug at yourself and wish you looked different in one way or another. Even now at 24 I sometimes struggle with the fact that I'm getting older.

'I'm sure my forehead wasn't that wrinkly yesterday and omg is that a grey hair already?'

A lot of this self-deprecation comes from social media.

I have a 12 year old sister that I am constantly reminding that it is NOT reality. 
The pressure to be 'perfect' is always on and in a world where teens are so emotionally invested in social media, they feel like they should be available 24/7. This can cause anxiety as it feels almost impossible to live up to these ridiculously high standards.

We spend more time than we should worrying about what others will think of us and try to act in ways which we think will impress them.

Well people come in and out of your life, and the only person that you know for sure will be there forever is... yourself.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, 2017 is the year of you.

Follow these 5 steps to help you begin your journey of self-love.

Invest in yourself

Set yourself SMART goals and when you reach them, treat yo'self. Invest in building your confidence and have the courage to say how you feel. Stand up for what you believe in and don't apologise for your passions. Invest in your health too. Eat right every day making sure you consume all your nutrients, you will feel better and have more energy.

Pay yourself a compliment

Instead of focusing on the negatives, switch the focus and pick out the features you do like. Pay yourself a compliment for once but not just in your head. Say it out loud, with confidence and smile when you do.

De-stress

Actually use that fancy bath stuff you got for Christmas. Put on a face mask, light a candle and relax. Sometimes I even put on a 'spa sounds' playlist on Spotify for the ultimate experience. Just take 30 minutes to be more considerate to your body and mind by releasing the tensions and stresses of the day.

Be alone

Turn off your devices and detach yourself from social media for a while. Quit comparing yourself to other people. Just stop for a moment and take notice of what is around you. What are you grateful for? Your family, partner, children, health... see how lucky you are? Don't focus on what is lacking in your life, instead stay positive and look at what you already have.

It only takes a minute

In the wise, wise words of Take That... it only takes a minute girl. A minute every morning and every evening to create a daily habit of self appreciation. Write down three positive things about yourself, that you can appreciate. You're a good listener? You're doing well with your goals? It doesn't have to be anything big, even if you just write down the little things that most of the time you would take for granted.


This is an on going process and it will take time. Go at your own pace, and remember you are you, not anyone else. Treat yourself the way you treat your loved ones, show kindness and encouragement and learn to forgive your flaws. You are gorgeous inside and out and even just saying 'I love you' to yourself is a step in the right direction.


What are you proud of? What do you love about yourself? I would love to hear your thoughts on self love too!

Love Luce x





6 comments:

  1. I love that I have lots of ambition, but I can be super critical of myself and have perfectionist tendencies, which all leads to stress. I am trying not to worry about my forehead wrinkles as much haha and yes taking baths and lighting candles is super necessary. I love your post!

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  2. I love this post! I would say that I'm super proud of myself for starting my blog as at first I was too worried about people judging!

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  3. I am proud that I am able to balance working for a consulting firm and blogging!

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  4. I'm proud that I've stuck with blogging for 3 months. I didn't think I would love it this much!

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  5. I love this! It's so important to take time to focus on yourself away from social media

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  6. This is great. I've been working on not complaining about my appearance in front of the little ones I babysit.
    As for being proud of our selves I am proud that I've kept up with my blog for the most part even when my anxiety is telling me no one cares.
    Xojohnnielynn
    Www.xojohnnielynn.com

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