Thursday, 22 June 2017

5 Simple Ways To Love Yourself

Dublin, Ireland

White Top - New Look

Black Waistcoat Zip-Up  - Primark /Penneys

Skirt -

Bag - Primark/ Penneys

White Runners - Zara

Learning to love one's self is one of the greatest gifts and lessons we can learn on this earth. When you love yourself, not only do you know how to love and treat others but you know how you should to be treated. 

Learning to love yourself takes a lot of time and a conscious effort. No self-loving or self-confident got where they are without pushing past the judgement and prejudices of society and their own doubts and insecurities. It's hard to keep reminding yourself of how great and fantastic you are especially when you may not always feel it. 

These are just some of the simple things I do to show myself some love in general because you gotta be your own MVP sometimes.

1) Value Your Time

In my 10 Things I Do When I Am Bored YouTube video, a lot of the things I do are activities that utilise the extra time I have on my hands. This is because time is very important to me and it should be to you too.

We don't get a lot of time on this blessed earth and there no point wasting what we get. I try not to let others waste my time and I'm always striving to make the most of it. Valuing your time to me is vital to a lot of aspects of life, it helps you prioritize the people you spend time with and the goals you aim to achieve.

If you want to love yourself, value your time and the things that matter will stand out, after all who doesn't want to live a stress-free life without people wasting their time?

2) Set Goals & Reward Them

Goals, I love goals. In fact I have a whole notebook dedicated to tracking my monthly goals and progress ( Sound the crazy cat lady alarm ). Don't you love that  feeling when you achieve a goal that you set for yourself and you just feel on fire? Even something as simple as getting my room cleaned, laundry done and grocery shopping finished in the one day gets me feeling like Wonder Woman! 

And I like to reward myself when I feel like I've really exceeded myself and expectations for some task. These are not costly rewards and may not mean much to some people, I may treat myself to a fancy dinner, set aside time to binge watch a TV series or simply go to bed early ( yes, I'm strange but I love sleeping so sue me ).

Of course this will be different for everyone but there are little ways to reward ourselves for little victories. Sometimes I buy myself flowers!

3) Monthly Treats To Look Forward To

Planning monthly treats always gives me something to look forward to. Last month I treated myself to a Forbidden Fruit ticket and had a fabulous time dancing in the rain to Bon Iver and The Staves etc. 

Next month I'm treating myself to a little exciting day trip with a friend ( be sure to sign up to the Albatroz & Co. Newsletter if you aren't already to find out all about this and all the fun behind the scenes, projects and blogging tips and tricks etc. ) . I have me a day ticket to the Longitude Music Festival which I saved up for months ago along with an Alt-J ticket. Man, July is going to be such a busy fun month!

Bear in mind these are treats I have been saving money for the past few months to have with the exception of the day trip. A reward in their own rights.

4) Pamper Days / Nights

Some days I don't speak to anyone. Not a single soul. I wake up. I have a full Irish breakfast, I get dressed, may go for a run, walk or cycle. Sometimes, I stay in my PJ's till about late afternoon watching TV shows until I get bored of that and then I will get up and do analysis on all the projects I have going. 

This is one of my favourite types of days and are far and few between as it usually follows an extremely busy or unsettled few weeks. It helps me refocus in my head and get comfortable in my own skin.

 But for the times where I don't have a day free to do nothing and enjoy it, I like to make the most of the hours I get after work and before bed. I may hold a little mani/pedi session or watch some movies with popcorn and malteasers. On weekends I may order some Chinese and just chill in my own company.

5) Honest Reflections

I am big on reflections and self-analysis and one of the most loving things I can do for myself is being honest with myself,even when it's not necessarily something I like.

If you can be brutally honest with yourself about anything and everything, decisions will be clearer although not necessarily easier. You'll be surprised what you learn about yourself once you are honest with your feelings and desires.

I'm happy to that at this age I am able to say that I love myself and embrace my flaws and inadequacies which I'm always working hard to improve on. I know that having this mindset will enable me to always strive for relationships and goals that will add to the fulfillment of my life and that attitudes makes facing trials that little bit easier.

I'm so happy to share these things with you all. Wellness is something I've always been fond off but have been classifying it under lifestyle. There may be a change in the works for Albatroz & Co. so keep your eyes peeled!

What are some of the things you do to show yourself some love?

 Anything I missed from my list? Let me know in the comments below.

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2 comments so far

  1. Beautifully written and I love your look.Cool post

  2. That outfit is one of my favourites of yours so far! As for loving yourself, I think you have great awareness and I wish I had been like you when I was your age. I love a good lazy day by myself too, can't beat it :P


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