- Make a weekly “to-do” list.
- Mind-map all the little things playing on your mind- no matter how seemingly insignificant.
- Have a weekly pamper session- tan, nails, hair etc.
- Take a hot bath.
- Remind yourself of your importance.
- Lay in the sunshine.
- Make your bed.
- Choose a new book to read.
- Put on fresh comfortable clothing.
- Re-read one of your favourite books.
- Allow yourself to laugh.
- Choose tomorrows outfit before bed.
- Try a new walk.
- Turn your phone off for a whole day.
- Watch an all-time favourite movie.
- Ask someone for advice or help.
- Book a short break away.
- Spend time with animals.
- Have a good cry.
- Say no when you start feeling overwhelmed.
- Go to the seaside.
- Throw out, or give to charity, your old clothes.
- Sing like nobody else can hear you.
- Get up early- make the most of every day.
- Make spontaneous plans.
- Listen to peaceful music.
- Take multi-vitamins.
- Write down your goals and stick them somewhere you see them every day.
- Do something creative- crafts, knit, sew etc.
- Let it go.
- Treat yourself, have a cake or a pizza every now and then.
- Get an early night.
- Make a list of all the things you are thankful for.
- Healthy body, healthy mind.
- Unplug from social media.
- Take a nap.
- Hug someone for longer than 10 seconds- it’s proven to relieve stress.
- Surround yourself with people that make you happy.
- Declutter your home/ room.
- Write your feelings down in a journal.
- Step out of your comfort zone- cook a new recipe.
- Sit in the garden or in the park for an hour and watch the world go by.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Have a pyjama day.
- Do some baking.
- Listen to your favourite song.
- Wear your favourite perfume.
- Get a haircut.
- Go outside, lie on your back and watch the sky.
- Call someone you love.
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty” – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience.
Be yourself. Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have.
Summer shopping this year has been an interesting experience. For some unknown reason my body decided to grow big ass hips when I hit 19, resulting in great frustration when my shorts from last summer wouldn’t fit.
It’s pretty easy to compare your figure to other peoples’. I went to the beach with a group of school friends last week, and we all have such different figures. Some look the same as they did at school. Others have changed rather drastically.
Everyone is different. I would love to feel great in a pair denim hot pants. I just don’t. But this year, I’ve really gotten into cotton shorts. I ordered several pairs from Boohoo and LOVE THEM. I’ve got a few lacey ones, some patterned ones and brightly coloured ones. And I feel good in them.
Maraboli is so right. The girls I look at and envy- do I envy them because they look good in things I perhaps wouldn’t? Yes. But is their air of confidence equally as enviable? Hell yeah.
Be unapologetically yourself. If you got a booty- flaunt it. If you can pull off skimpy bikinis- do so.
Wear what makes YOU feel good. What you see as imperfect, others will see as perfect.