Monday, 6 July 2015

10 Ways To Kick Start Your Self Loving!

  1. Dress up: Dress up in a way which makes you feel beautiful, sexy and powerful. Dress for you even if it's in some small way like a great pair of underwear, accessories or the way you do your hair. Own it girlfriend!
  2. Be compassionate: When a friend or a love one is being hard on themselves we usually give them our love/support, point out the positives and let them know it's okay to feel what they are feeling but with ourselves we often do the opposite. It's time to give yourself some of that love, support, positivity and compassion even if it's just the tiniest bit that you can manage... it matters! 
  3. Date yourself: Get to know your strengths/weaknesses, your happiness/pain, your beauty/flaws, your style/individuality and your beliefs. We often appreciate and value these things in others but rarely in ourselves, you'll start to find your personal power and beauty and that sh!t is gold I tell you GOLD!
  4. Do what makes you happy: Find out what that is and do it, do more of it, do it as much as you like and screw anyone who tells you otherwise.
  5. Compliment others: Share the love, you'll make someone smile which in turn will make you smile!
  6. Get rid of toxic things in your life: People, relationships, friendships, environments or anything that is toxic, start cutting the ties and moving onwards and upwards. It's not always easy and certain things may take time but life is too short to be held down by negativity and toxicity.
  7. Makeovers: Treat yourself! Hair, fashion, nails, piercings, tattoos, changing your name, moving cities/countries. Plan makeovers for yourself and for your life, the possibilities are full of excitement and craziness!
  8. Celebrate your achievements: Small and big! Find a way to celebrate them which makes you happy and make it happen.
  9. Write positive affirmations on your body: Grab a sharpie and start writing positive affirmations over yourself. It's empowering but it can also be painful when you're struggling with yourself, it's self love in a raw form.
  10. Treat your body with love and respect: What does treating your body with love and respect mean to you? Write a list and start making some changes, it's never too late to start.
With love
Rainbow :) xoxo

55 comments:

  1. these steps are fantastic and SO TRUE. this post is such an important reminder

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  2. so accurate! but sometimes, we forget about these, especially me, so thanks for reminding me :D

    Dice,'96 Wild Heart

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    1. Thank you for reading! :D Have a lovely day Kandice! :)

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  3. Great tips on self-loving! Love the point on celebrating personal achievements, be they small or big!

    Prudence
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  4. Great advice and a lovely article! xx

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  5. gosh this struck an emotional cord in me! I find to so hard to 'love myself' and it can really get you down. Thanks for making this, really appreciate it xxx

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    1. Thank you for reading and glad I could help! Have a beautiful day Vicky! :)

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  6. great post !!! I LOVE IT.


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  7. loving this post! needed this today, thanks for sharing this!

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  8. You gave amazing advices, dear, each of them is so on point, dear Rainbow :) Especially, I love these ones conected with treating the body with respect and love and dressing up (which in my opinion is the easier way to self-loving) :)

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    1. Naww thank you so much Ivonne! <3 Yes to dressing up! ;) Have a beautiful day! :)

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  9. This is such a lovely post! Amazing advise ^-^

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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    1. Naww thank you so much, glad you liked it! Have a lovely day Sarah! :)

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  10. Oh i totally agree 7 and 9 are my faves!x
    Great post hun x

    Jess x
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    1. Thank you! <3 Have a lovely day Eleanor! :)

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  12. I've been thinking about this loads ! Thank you so much for verbalising my thoughts :) I've been trying so hard to do number 6 , It's been really hard but I'm already noticing a difference in myself and my life :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Glad I could help in someway! ;) Yes go you, so proud of you Marianne! Have a beautiful day! :)

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  13. I've been thinking about this loads ! Thank you so much for verbalising my thoughts :) I've been trying so hard to do number 6 , It's been really hard but I'm already noticing a difference in myself and my life :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  14. Love this post! Do what makes you happy is definitely key. Sometimes we all just need a little reminder.

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    1. Yes indeed we do! <3 Have a lovely day Elizabeth! :)

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  15. Love this, definitely need this

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    Tyana
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  16. I seriously love this post so much!! I think it is so important to love yourself and learn to do more things for yourself like doing things you like or dressing up for yourself! I honestly love that! Like going to the store a splurging on something you've been eyeing for a while just because you deserve it! I actually just broke ties with a toxic friendship and not that the person was a bad person; they're actually really great but we were growing apart and I think we both just kind of knew it and it was just best to go our own ways. I feel like we were just holding on to the memories and not moving forward if that makes sense?

    -Crystal
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    1. Naww yay! Yes! I think it can be so easy to forget about treating ourselves with love when in reality it's something we need to do often. That totally makes sense, I think there are certain people in our lives that travel with us for so long and teach us and show us things but then you do drift apart and outgrow each other. I think there are very few people in our lives that are a constant through the majority of our whole lives and that's perfectly ok, sometimes you just know when it's time to let go and move forward. Have a magical day Crystal! <3

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  17. Great tips, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! Have a lovely day Rachel! :)

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  18. wow fab

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    1. Thank you Carrie! Have a lovely day! :)

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  19. I always think we're too hard on ourselves, lovely post! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes! Thank you Bryony, have a beautiful day! :)

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  20. MAKEOVER!! I get one like once a month, I'm not even kidding. When I feel like crap, I like to dress up and doll up and feel like a million bucks. I don't know, that tends to kick start the love for me! Hahaha. Honestly though, I think all of us are a too judgmental on ourselves. It's human nature, but that doesn't mean we can't try to stop it <3

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    1. I like the way you think Bash! ;) You go girl that is the way to do it! <3 Have a gorgeous day! :)

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  21. Great advice! This weekend I am going on a trip by myself; time for some selfdating ;)
    WritingMonique

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    1. Wooohooo have lots of fun Monique and get up to some mischief! Amen to that girlfriend! ;) Have a beautiful day! <3

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  22. Rainbow, another great post, I just loved this! You hit the nail on the head, we are our own worst enemies and it is so important to show ourselves some love. All of your ideas are so genius, seriously, I love the one about writing positives all over your body as I think body issues are something most of us struggle with. I just love how positive and beautiful you are Rainbow, you are just such a doll! Hope you are having a wonderful week my gorgeous friend. XO -Kim
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    1. Naww thank you so much Kim your comments always make me so happy! Naww thank you, I just love how beautiful and genuine you are! <3 I hope you're having a wonderful week too! :)

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  23. great article!

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    1. Thank you so much Diana! Have a lovely day! :)

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  24. I love this list! You're very inspiring :) Treating my body with love and respect means eating well (but having the odd cheat day, here and there!), frequent exercise (whether it's working out a bit or going for a walk or playing softball) and rewarding yourself (for me, that's anything that's mentally and physically happy - relaxing, shopping with some friends, etc.!)

    ~Lor @ lovelyandcozy.com

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    1. Naww thank you so much Lor! <3 I love you answer, you go girl!! You got it down! ;D Have a beautiful day! :)

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  25. I love this post Rainbow! These thing are so easy to forget but so important. You are so dedicated to helping others and that can only come from loving yourself first. Something that is important to know if you don't treat yourself and love yourself is that before you love others, you must first love yourself! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Love Catherine
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    1. Yes, yes, yes I couldn't agree more Catherine! So much love for what you just said and thank you! <3

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  26. I love this post! We could all do with a bit more self-loving at times, great list!

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    1. Yes to that! Thank you so much and have a beautiful day Emma! :)

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  27. This is all really good advice, Thank you! :)

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  28. My favourite step is no. #1, because I absolutely LOVE dressing up! I always feel so pretty, especially when I've got a dress that flatters my figure on :)

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    1. YES! You go girl! Have a gorgeous day! :)

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