Today I have a cool game for you. It’s called 50 reasons I love my life.
Fifty might sound like a lot but once you break it down into 10 categories, it’s only a couple for each one, so super easy. Okay let’s get started. For the best results, it would be great if you could write down your answers.
I’ve put some general ideas after each one to get you thinking, just in case you need some inspiration. Feel free to ignore if they are not relevant to you. Don’t be afraid to dig deeper and be more specific about something that you love. It doesn’t matter what you put down as long as its positive and uplifting!
5 Things you love about yourself
It could be your sense of humor, your courage, you adventurous nature, you’re easygoing, you are fun to be around, you are compassionate towards others. You love to travel, you’re curious, creative, intuitive, smart, sexy, intelligent, spontaneous, you’re a planner, you see both sides of a story. You are organised, fiercely independent, self-disciplined, caring, sweet or positive.
If you are struggling with this one, you are most likely being too hard on yourself. Stop that right now and give me the first five things that you think of off the top of your head.
Don’t think too hard (if you are having a problem you could be over thinking it).
5 Things you love about your home
Our homes are our castle and our sanctuary and no you don’t have to have a big home to fit that bill. It’s not how
big your home is, it’s how it makes you feel. Here’s a few ideas on why you might love your home.
It’s safe, it’s cozy, it’s where you grew up, it’s where you raised your family, it’s where you can be yourself and
relax, it’s full of people and love, it’s where you live by yourself which you love, it’s where your beautiful pets are, it’s where you socialize with friends and family, it’s big enough for your family, it’s small just the way you like it. It holds your treasured possessions and memories, it’s beautifully decorated, it’s a minimalist style, it’s warm, it’s welcoming, it’s all yours.
5 Things you love about your family
They love you, they support you, they help you with stuff around the house, they help with the kids, they support you financially, they provide strength and encouragement. You have a rich family heritage or history. Your family share your religion. Your family share your beliefs.
When I say ‘they’ or ‘family’ feel free to substitute a particular person or role as in my sister supports me. Families can get large (and let’s face it complicated) so we can’t expect them all to be supportive.
Remember family doesn’t have to mean blood relatives. Family are the ones who love and support us and who we love in return, so if you don’t have any blood relatives or aren’t close to them write about the people you are close to.
5 Things you love about your friends
I would be lost without my friends so I am super passionate about this one.
Your friends listen to you, they support you when you have a problem. They make you laugh. They hold you when you cry. You might love travelling with your friends, you might love camping, you might love going to the movies or dinner. You might love chats over coffee or laughs over a glass of wine. You might love that they share your values or that someone in particular makes you laugh so hard you cry happy tears. You might love a friends quirkiness or that they can find something positive in every situation.
5 Things you love about your job
You love the work that you do. You might enjoy the people who you work with. You might love the fact that you make
a lot of money or love that you get to help people and change their lives through your work.
You might have a fabulous boss or a great personal assistant that you are truly grateful for. (Believe me if you have a great boss, make sure you appreciate them because there are a lot of terrible bosses out there!)
You work outdoors, you work with your hands, you work with animals, you are a leader, you work flexible hours, you get to be creative. You get to be inventive. You work for yourself and run your own show.
5 Things you love about your relationship
It will be easy to find 5 things you love about your partner. I’m sure there’s a lot of great stuff to work with. If you have been married for a while and things are feeling a bit stale, I hope this ignites a spark between you and your partner.
If you are single write about the 5 things you are great at when you are in a relationship and/or what you add to a relationship. I’m single so I’ll offer up an example. You are open and honest. You are trustworthy. You make your partner laugh. You are supportive of their goals and dreams. You accept your partner as they are (no trying to change them).
5 Things you love about your body
Go crazy with this one and feel free to write more than 5, because let’s face it we are often too harsh on ourselves when it comes to our bodies.
You have fabulous hair, great legs, toned stomach, nails, beautiful eyes, lovely skin, a gorgeous smile. You love your height, your body shape, your teeth, your lips, your energy. You love that you can walk, jump, run and move your body. You love your strength, your muscle tone, your little stomach roll (yep you should love that since it’s part of you).
5 Things you love about your mind
Time to get those amazing brains working to think of the great things you love about your mind.
Here’s some ideas. You love being creative, you are great with numbers, you have a good memory, you are great at design, you can switch easily from one topic to another, you love that you think logically, you love that you can express yourself clearly, you love that you can communicate across a wide range of people. You love to write, you are a good communicator, you love that you pick up new skills easily.
5 Things you love about your emotions/feelings
Our emotions can occasionally get us into trouble but hey they bring some incredible things to our life as well.
You express your emotions openly. You are empathetic. You are honest. You are in control of your emotions when you get angry. You rarely get angry. You are stubborn in a way that benefits you. You are persistent. You are loving. You’re patient. You’re forgiving. You don’t hold grudges. You bounce back quickly after setbacks.
5 Things you love about your day-to-day life
Sometimes we take the day-to-day stuff for granted because we are too busy rushing through our day to stop and
think about what we love about it. Get really personal with this one and put your own slant on your day-to-day actions.
For me this one would be a cup of tea out in my courtyard with my gorgeous boy next to me, the satisfied feeling
I get after a massively productive day and the feeling I get when a blog post is published. I love talking to my Mum every day to see how she is doing. I love taking 30 minutes out of my work day to watch Bold – I know, I know it’s a soap but it’s my guilty pleasure and I enjoy it. I love the fact that I work from home and that I work for myself. I love that I can inspire and help people via this blog!
You might be wondering what’s the point of this?
It’s to get you feeling positive and all loved up about your life because no matter what’s happening in our lives there is always something to be grateful for, something to be happy about and lots that we love.
Sometimes we are so busy working, existing and pushing for more that we fail to see it. This exercise is about bringing what we love out into the light.
I hope you love the rest of your day.
If you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends. They might need reminding today just how much they love their lives!