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10 REASONS TO LOVE BEING YOU

Monday, 26 June 2017


We're a funny lot, humans, aren't we? We spend every micro second of the day in our own bodies, using them to lead each of our wonderfully different and exciting lives...and yet, we spend an awful lot of self-deprecating and putting ourselves down. So I'm here to get the self-love train moving. We've all got a lot of reasons to love ourselves, and I think we can all agree we need to spend a little more time doing it.




1. You're you. Completely and irrevocably you. There's no one in the universe quite like you. You are the very definition of unique. There will never, ever, be anyone like you, and that's pretty cool when you think about it. You're like a super rare gem (only much prettier and way more valuable).

2. You're not perfect, and that's absolutely a-okay. No one is perfect, not even the celebrities you secretly (or not so secretly) admire. We all have our flaws, and that's what makes us human. Besides, life's way more fun when you stop trying to be perfect all the time and let yourself go just a little bit.

3. You feel. You have emotions. You love, you hate, you fear, you feel sadness and anger and everything in between. And yes, sometimes these emotions...well, sometimes they just plain suck. But feeling, having deep emotional connections, is something incomparable, and it's pretty amazing that you can do that.

4. You're body is outstanding. Not just in aesthetics (although trust me, damn guuurl..or guy, you're body is on fireee, and someone's always going to love what they see, so you should too), but it can do incredible things. It has unbelievable capabilities, and helps you live and thrive every day. And to paraphrase Tim Minchin, your body has never said a bad word about you, so you really shouldn't be so hard on it. Those lumps and bumps you hate are just what makes you, you (see points 1 and 2), and like I've said, you'll find someone who loves those parts of you.

5. You're a star. Quite literally. You're made up of exactly the same thing as the stars in the sky, and stars are beautiful, and so are you. You're a shining example of what it's like to live, and be human, and I thoroughly encourage you to tell everyone you meet that you are literally a star on Earth.

6. You're strong. Some days, you might not believe this, but trust me: you're one tough cookie. You've survived so much to get where you are today. You've got scars, stretch marks, piercings, tattoos...all proof of a life well lived. And you've got so much more to go. You've survived every bad thing that's happened to you so far, and you'll survive so many more. You're strong, and don't you forget it. Remember, even rocks under enough pressure turn to diamonds. You've got this.

7. You're intelligent. Even if numbers aren't you're thing, if you're more of an artist than a literate, you prefer dancing to studying...no matter your passion, no matter what you think you're better at, you're a smartypants. Even if you don't think it, you know stuff. A lot of stuff. I can guarantee there's a lot of things you can do that I can't (and vice versa). Just because we're all good at different things doesn't mean that some of us aren't smart. We've all got a big, complicated and beautiful brain that's capable of doing astounding things.

8. You matter. Even on days when it doesn't feel like it, you matter. You're important to someone, you've made an impact on someone, somebody loves you. I know sometimes it's hard to believe, but you really are important. So live each day like the superstar that you are. You're important, so you may as well live like it.

9. You're passionate, about a variety of different things. You've got strong interests and opinions different to those of the people around you. You care deeply about so many things, from politics to art, languages to theatrics...your passion for the things and people you love is what drives you forward and helps you strive to achieve the things you want in life. The spark of your passion is unlike anyone else's, and it can help light a fire that leads to an incredible life.

and most importantly...

10. You're here. You've been through a lot during your years on this planet, and the things you've done in your life so far have helped to pave the way for a life unlike anyone else's. You're here, experiencing all that life has to offer. Wherever you are in the world, you're on your way to leading an amazing life. You have so much to experience, and you should love that just by being you, just by being here today, you're going to do incredible things.



Life can be hard sometimes, but we are all so different and leading such varied and exciting lives, that we should embrace and love being who we are. We are all amazing, loved and important, and we should treat ourselves as such every minute of the day. So, in the spirit of loving yourself, I want each of you to mention one thing you love about yourself in the comments, and remember: you are a star!

"Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. 
Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honoured guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion."
- Margo Anand
40 comments on "10 REASONS TO LOVE BEING YOU"
  1. This post really made me think, as I've been down in the dumps recently; you made me smile. Thank you x

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    1. I'm so glad I made you smile! Thank you for the lovely comment!xx

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  2. Self-care is a hard thing to do, even when it looks easy. Thank you for such a lovely post, to remind me of what matters when I'm feeling low.

    Emma xx

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    1. It definitely is. Thank you for the lovely words, I'm glad you enjoyed my post xx

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  3. This post is beautiful. We should as a society being promoting and celebrating self-love more often. Very lovely post! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I totally agree, self-love is so important!xx

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!! It's honestly boosted my mood and has made me feel more confident in myself, good job beautiful xx

    Aluradupuis.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words! It means so much knowing my post had an impact on you!xx

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  5. This is such a sweet post. I like how detailed you were with each point. It shows how much passion and thought was behind this post. It's so sincere and I love it. You're such a doll. Thank you for sharing this! ♥️

    Breanna Catharina
    toocuteforlife.com

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    1. Thank you so much Bre! Honestly your comments never fail to make me smile!xx

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  6. This is such a beautiful post. We should all learn to love and accept ourselves a littl bit more. Great points too.

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    1. Thank you so much! We really should, we deserve to show ourselves a bit more affection xx

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  7. Oh this is such a lovely post! I think we can all be so hard on ourselves sometimes when really we are all bloody amazing! We definitely need to learn to love ourselves more, and the love we give to others, we should also give to ourselves x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I totally agree, we should learn to love ourselves first and recognise how amazing we are!xx

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  8. I love this blog post. It's true that we all need the reminder that we're allowed to love ourselves, and the ten reasons you've mentioned definitely make me sit here and think for a minute about what I have going for me, instead of letting the negative thoughts take over.
    I agree with what you said about the most important one being reminding yourself that you matter; that's definitely something people need to be more aware of!
    What do I love about myself? That I'm very empathetic. It might be weird of me to admit, but I think caring for others is one of my best qualities. It's why I'm making a career out of it! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Empathy is such a great quality to have, I hope you lead a wonderful career with it!xx

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  9. These type of post are so important for every girl out there even every guy, so thank you for posting this!


    Nikki
    HerDaringthoughts.blogspot.com

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  10. This is a truly wonderful list and so inspiring! Recently I've spent a lot of time just being amazed by what the human body can do, and you're right -- it does help me feel more positive about myself! And I love the fact that we're all made of elements from the stars!

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    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that fact too! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!xx

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  11. This really made me smile. Sometimes you just need someone to boost your confiandance and this did it. Number 5 is my favourite.

    I love the fact my body created two beautiful healthy children.

    Mwah x

    Becca.
    www.mygirlsandmesite.com

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    1. I'm so glad my post had such a positive impact on you! And the thing you love about yourself is so beautiful!xx

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  12. I cannot tell you how much I love this post - it's so beautifully written, and it kind of made me feel ashamed about how I neglect myself. I'm always hating my body and think that I'm stupid, but that needs to change! I loved that quote you put in about your body not saying a bad thing about you so you should be kind to it.... it made me realise that I'm being way too hard on myself.

    Lizzie Bee // hello lizzie bee

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    1. Thank you so much! I can guarantee you're much more gorgeous and intelligent than you give yourself credit for!xx

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  13. This is such a great positive post. If someone is feeling a bit crap about theirselves this post is deffo for them. This post is going to help a lot of people and I think it is such a good idea for a post. Everyone should love themselves as they are who they are and they can't change that. All of the points I agree with! very good post!

    sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

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    1. Thank you so much! This really means a lot, I'm so glad you enjoyed my post!xx

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  14. Such a great post lovely! It's so positive, so beautifully written!

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  15. I think just waking up each day is a real blessing and something worth really appreciating.
    I love that you've stressed someone out there will love your body as it's something that more people need to embrace.
    Josh
    www.LOOKDWN.com

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    1. I totally agree, we really should appreciate simply waking up ready to enjoy each day. Thank you!xx

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  16. This post really made me smile. We are all awesome and we're awesome because we're unique. I love that I am being brave and travellinga dn doing new things that scare me.

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    1. Thank you so much! We really are all awesome. I hope the travelling goes well!xx

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  17. This was great and I kinda needed this, thanks!

    xo Millie
    www.modishrambling.com

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  18. Lovely post - such an important message to share :)

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  19. Beautiful post! You are sharing a very important message which is positive and made me smile :) We need to be reminded how important self love is x

    Anya https://anyasjourney.wordpress.com/

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  20. i love positive posts like this! it's so important to love who you are & appreciate you for you!

    Izzie x / https://izzieberry.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I love being myself. I think I created a good life for myself...

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  22. This is an inspiring post and great mood booster! I think I need to give myself a little more love and start being so hard on myself. Thank for sharing such a feel good post.

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  23. Aw this is such a beautiful post, I really needed to read this today! Love your blog :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

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