In Wednesday’s post, I highlighted Luinae McAnish a 15 year old blogger. Her blog Slam focuses on empowered living for today’s teenagers.
While the blog might be aimed primarily at teenagers, it contains a lot of clever, insightful advice and ideas. (If you have a teenager in your life, it might be a good idea to point them in the direction of this blog.)
When I found her blog on the weekend, I sat and read quite a few of her posts and to be honest, I look forward to going back for more.
The post that jumped out at me the most was 100 Reasons I am Deliciously & Delectably in Love with Myself.
Luinae wrote this post for Valentine’s Day this year. Make sure you click on the link above and read the post.
In the post, Luinae lists 100 reasons she is in love with herself. She covers things from loving her curly hair, to being a fantastic dancer to loving her knowledge of politics.
I thought this list was fantastic! For starters, it is wonderful to see a teenager with such a positive self image.
This led me to asking an important question.
How many adults could name 100 reasons they love themselves?
Unfortunately as we get older we tend to become more judgmental, particularly of ourselves. We scrutinise what we perceive to be our flaws and pick ourselves to pieces. We tend to be quicker at finding reasons to berate and dislike ourselves over loving ourselves.
There would not be a lot of rich plastic surgeons around if this wasn’t the case.
Our appearance is not the only area where we pick ourselves apart. We are mean to ourselves, we don’t treat ourselves with respect and we put ourselves down. Hardly loving behaviour.
I have decided to take Luinae’s inspiration and run with it. And I think you should too.
So I am setting you homework – write your own list of 100 reasons you love yourself.
You don’t have to share your list with us, but once you complete your list I would like you to leave a comment on this post, letting us know you reached 100.
If you struggle to come up with 100 at first, that’s ok – keep digging. Take your time. This exercise is solely about uncovering the things you love about yourself.
Remember you need to be genuine. No making stuff up to reach 100. This isn’t about bragging either. Bragging is a completely different beast. You have to believe in your list. Just like you need to believe in yourself.
Let go of your negativity, fears and insecurities. It’s time to love who you are. Not who you want to be down the track once you fix a few things - but the wonderful person you are right at this moment!
Naturally I will be taking part in this challenge as well.
So hop to it people, what are you waiting for?
What are your 100 reasons?