What do you LOVE about YOURSELF?

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As a busy mum you always put others first, you punish yourself when things go wrong and blame yourself if something is forgotten. You don't spend enough time taking care of yourself and there aren't many things about yourself that you actually like. But I can bet there is at least one thing you love about yourself, you just need to remember what that is.

It's important to have at least one thing you love about yourself. It may be that you just 'like' it, but there's got to be one thing that you don't hate. 




Learn to love yourself


I have to admit that in the beginning, before you've been told something about you is awesome, it can be difficult to think of anything you love about yourself. You might be working on losing weight (like me) and you're thinking "when I get to my target weight I'll love myself", or you're about to have a hair cut and think it will all be better once your hair is done. 

The thing is these things are in the future, they require changes to make you happy.

Take a minute right now (yes, right now!) and think about yourself. There is one thing about yourself that you don't want to change, there really is one thing that you're happy with - even if you have to be pushed to think of it.





  • Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out. 

Jenn Proske





It takes time to realise what the one thing is sometimes and once you do realise what it is it might surprise you.




What I love


My hair. 

I used to hate my hair, it was thick and unruly, a mousy-brown colour that I hated and it never looked good. When I was a teenager I lived my days with a ponytail and often cut my hair short because when it was long it was far too uncontrollable. 



Me, aged 6 or 7 - check out that hair!


Over the last few years though I have come to truly love my hair. It is not sleek and shiny, it does not have wonderful curls every day, but it is my hair. I have a wonderful hairdresser who knows how to cut my hair so I am able to have long hair, something I dreamed of having when I was teenager. I can style my hair however I like, be it a mum-bun*, wavy and unruly, or straight, and no matter what I do with it, it behaves. I also have my hair dyed and found a colour that suits me far more than my natural colour. 

More than all the changes though I know that my hair is part of who I am. It is more "me" now than it has ever been. I don't know what I would do if I was to lose my hair, it would be like losing a part of myself. 

Plastic surgery is something I've never even thought about, the idea of changing my body by having someone cut something out just makes me shudder. It's not something I would consider, especially not for vanity. However when it comes to my hair I would consider a hair transplant. It's amazing what doctors can achieve these days and things like the FUE hair transplant procedure at Harley Street Hair Clinic make it possible to get your hair back after hair loss.

There are other parts of myself that I love but my hair is my favourite. 



Rocking the mum bun!




What do you love?


Liking yourself is not easy, especially when you spend most days taking care of everyone else. How can you like yourself, never mind love yourself, when you're rushing around for others? You don't get the time for a shower most of the time so how could you like anything? 

But it is SO important to have something you can see and say "actually, yes, I love that!". Even if it's something you just "kinda" like about yourself you need to find it. 

You need to have that thing you can look at on your darkest days and smile. There has to be at least one thing you love/like about yourself.




  • Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that's when you're most beautiful. 

Zoe Kravitz





Do one thing for me?


If you've read this post and thought there isn't anything about yourself that you love, reach out. It can be to me (I would love to hear from you), or to someone you see everyday. Another person's perspective can shed light where there doesn't seem to be any and hearing what someone else likes about you might help you see what you love about yourself. 

It can be anything and I would love to hear what you come up with.

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22 comments:

  1. I must say I love my hair too. It is naturally very frizzy and now I have put blonde through it , it is dry but I love it. It is so hard to find something that you love about yourself sometimes. #BloggerClubUK

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    1. I totally agree Kirsty, it can be so difficult to find something we love about ourselves but it SO important that we do. We often put ourselves down and hearing those bad words on a daily basis is bad for you. I hope you take a minute to tell yourself how awesome hour hair is! 😘

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  2. One of my favorite poems:

    The Guy in the Glass

    by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934

    When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
    And the world makes you King for a day,
    Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
    And see what that guy has to say.

    For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
    Who judgement upon you must pass.
    The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
    Is the guy staring back from the glass.


    He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
    For he's with you clear up to the end,
    And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
    If the guy in the glass is your friend.

    You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,
    And think you're a wonderful guy,
    But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
    If you can't look him straight in the eye.

    You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
    And get pats on the back as you pass,
    But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
    If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

    This is how I have learned to love myself.

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    1. Oh my what a truly amazing poem, I love it. Thank you so much for sharing it with me. It is so true that we have to be true to ourselves and be happy with who we are. xx

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  3. Ah I love this post. It's hard on some days when you are in such a rush but you have to love something. Makes you happy and feel so much better. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest

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    1. I totally agree. It can be really hard to find anything sometimes but we must. :)

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  4. I love my nails! I have nice long finger nails that when painted look like I just came from getting a manicure.

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    1. Ooh fab! That's a good one. I like to have my nails painted these days too, they always look a lot nicer. :)

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  5. This is so hard! Argh! Maybe my hair on a good day! Or my legs. They always seem to stay pretty slim even when my tummy isn't! :-) We do all need to care for and appreciate ourselves a bit more though. #coolmumclub

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    1. Exactly! You don't think about the good things often enough. I'm glad you were able to think of something though. :)
      xx

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  6. My hair is my nemesis! It can be so lovely but not without a lot of effort...I guess I'd say my eyes, one part of me that never changes and has always felt the most prominent feature.
    I like my eyes.
    There I said it! And it felt good ;-)
    Thanks so much for linking to #coolmumclub (I love that guys poem above)

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    1. Yay! Say it more hun!
      And yes, the poem is amazing. :)

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  7. Lovely post, I love my motivation and drive. It's what's got me where I am today. #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks Kirsty. Ooh motivation is a good one - I wish I had more of that sometimes! ;)
      xx

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  8. Such wise words and an important lesson to learn but sometimes the hardest X. #pocolo

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    1. Totally. It's so difficult sometimes to think of something you like about yourself. Can you?

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  9. I have two things because one is looks but the other is based on my character which, to me, is really what makes a person beautiful. For looks, it would also be my hair. I am a natural blonde but I always hated it. As I got older and the hair went from light white blonde to dirty blonde, I hated it even more. When I was in my early twenties I tried dying my hair different colors to see what would fit. I finally landed on red and I've been a red head ever since. As soon as I went red I finally felt like myself. I think I may have been a redhead in a past life, lol. Now I love my hair!

    For personality, my favorite thing about me is my courage. I've had courage even when I was really little and my life was very scary but I still always stood up to injustice and stood up to bullies and what not. Now as an adult, that trait has not gone away. I approach certain situations differently (like with a little more empathy and diplomacy) but I am still standing up for others.

    I really like this post! Even though I know these two things that I love about myself this has given me something to really think about further:) #bloggerclubuk

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    1. Wow, what great answers. I'm glad you thought about appearance AND a personality trait that's brilliant. I'm glad to make you think too, that was the purpose. :)
      Thanks for stopping by. xx

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  10. I don't love anything physical about myself as all that can be changed, hair, body shape etc, what I love about myself is my ability to get on and do things, regardless of how stressful it may be sometimes pocolo

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    1. Good answer Suzanne. You're right about the appearance thing, about changing stuff, but I guess that's my point. We are often told we need to change something about our appearance to look "good". I want us to like us for who we are, love our looks as we are. xx

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  11. I agree with Suzanne (but do quite like my eyelashes - odd I know) but for me it's more about resilience, although that's been a bit thin lately, but hopefully on the up again X

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    1. Good answer Steph, but yay for saying your eyelashes too. It's a strange one, but to be honest it made me think I always hated mine, they're not full enough! xx

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