Inspirational living: Self love

Well hello to you my header chums! It's time for another edition of my mini series 'Inspirational living' - A group of articles I began to share my thoughts and advice on certain issues, hopefully inspiring a few of my lovely readers. I've written about positivity, dreams, body confidence and random act of kindness; today I want to discuss about self love.

Self love is something which can take a long time, varying on each individual and how they stand about themselves. It's a quality that should be celebrated amongst all, how incredible each of us are and the love we have for ourselves. We live in a world that if you're too insecure you look like an attention seeker and if you love yourself too much, you're arrogant - but how can being happy with who you are be a bad thing? For me personally, it's taken a long while to learn to love my flaws, accept who I am as a person and praise the assets I have. The journey was completely worth while and even though I have times where I think 'I don't like my hair today' or 'that top makes my boobs look non existent', I still love myself. It's those quirks and different features which not only make us human but who we are as individuals.


This quote is my favourite of all time, it reads 'Though she be but little she is fierce' - To me this means no matter how small, quiet or shy you are, whatever you strive to do in life is possible. Your voice can be heard, your dreams can come true and you will own everything you put your mind to. Have confidence and just go for it!

As self love it's something I've struggled with, I wanted to share a few of my top tips:

  1. Go for it - Whether that's wearing a new top, trying a different lipstick shade or braving a bikini in the summer time, take the chance and strut your stuff. You are beautiful, fierce and can work any type of outfit. Don't limit yourself, try new things and get comfortable wearing items you wouldn't usually go for.
  2. Compliment yourself - The key thing to accepting and loving you is praising yourself. Say in the morning 'my eye brows look good today' or ' I love my outfit' as it'll instantly give you that boost of confidence before you leave the house.
  3. Don't hide away - When you aren't feeling confident about your appearance the thing you wouldn't want to do is go out in public. However, rather than staying in feeling worst about yourself, call a friend, meet up and go have a laugh - it's guaranteed to make you feel a whole lot better. Laughter is the best medicine!
  4. Bare all - Easier said than done but go out the house without any make up on. Over time, you'll grow to see you don't need it to feel confident, you're beautiful as you are. If you would have told me a few years ago to do this, I'd have cried at the thought, but now I am able to go out bare faced and feel happy within me.
  5. Be you - The last but most important thing is to be yourself. To love yourself, you have to fully be you, the weird and wacky person that you are. Laughing at your flaws, embracing your assets and just having fun with your friends - life's too short to worry about a bad hair day. Be beautiful you.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Inspirational living. What are your tips for self love?

Thank you for reading <3

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  1. "Though she be but little she is fierce" is one of my favorite quotes of all time. I particularly resonate with it because I am so small (only 5'2ft tall). I love this post. I followed you on bloglovin so Im excited to see what you write in the future!

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