Happy international women’s day to all my strong women out there!
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou
I wanted to share with you my mantras for self love - I’m learning to embrace my independence and put myself first for once.
DO MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE
If you love going to the gym, having your nails done, or wanted to try that hobby you’ve been dying to try for ages, want to go travelling? then JUST DO IT. By doing more of what you love you will be happier. You create your own life; so make it one that you love!
DON'T BE ASHAMED OF BEING SINGLE
Why is being single always seen as a bad thing? It’s really not. I would happily be single rather than be in a soul destroying relationship just so you can ‘have someone’
Embrace being single, meet other single people and widen your social circles. You can find happiness on your own - you don’t need someone else to make you happy.
In order for someone to love you the way you want to be loved, you have to love yourself first. You determine your worth and regardless of how you’ve been treated before, YOU yes you, deserve to be treated like a queen.
LEARN TO ENJOY YOUR OWN COMPANY
This can be tough for some people. It took me a while but now i can happily spend time on my own. Go out for a meal on your own, go to a cafe and read a book, go shopping on your own - get off social media and just enjoy your surroundings!!
DON'T BE AFRAID TO CUT TIES
Have you ever had those ‘friends’ who only message you when they want something, or that guy who only talks to you when he’s drunk or bored or an ex that will not leave you alone? Go through your phone book - press delete and block them! You don’t need those people in your life. Trust me even something as deleting a number is liberating! Focus your attention on the ones who love you.
SET GOALS... & SMASH THEM
Whether it’s work related, personal or fitness related. Set yourself short term goals often and work your ass off to achieve them! Because when you do, you will be so proud that you achieved it all on your own! Giving you more self-confidence.
ITS OK TO SAY NO
Friends made plans but you’d rather stay in? then say no! It’s ok, you don’t need to feel guilty it’s ok to want time to yourself, even if it’s staying in bed and watching netflix all day. If your busy day to day i’m sure your body will be glad of the rest. Don’t put yourself in situations that you don’t want to be in.