Tuesday, 4 March 2014

52 Lists: List the ways you can love yourself more

It's a sad reality that in today's society the hardest person to see the best in is yourself.

If we heard a friend saying negative things about herself, we'd be the first to come up with a million reasons why she was wrong yet we don't think twice about our inner negativity and the way we beat ourselves up. Sometimes it seems like we have a vendetta against ourselves.

These last two lists have been the hardest for me. List your best qualities? What qualities?! It was far easier to reel off 101 bad qualities and that list was a fairly half-arsed attempt at finding anything to be proud of. As for this list, I can see what would benefit me in the long run - not a list of quick fixes but a list of lifelong habits that need to be broken. It will take motivation and hard slog - both of which I have little energy for at the moment, but I hope one day soon, I'll stop fighting with myself so much, take a breath and reassess.

Without further ado,

  1. Stop the worrying from holding me back.
  2. Take a bit more care of my body - a better diet, a bit more exercise.
  3. Have a mental cleanse - out with the negativity, being thankful for what I have and putting wheels in motion for the future.
  4. Stop with the perfectionist problems - I'm only human after all. 
  5. Take some time out for calm before bed, switch off and read.
Do these things resonate with anyone else? How have you shaken yourself out of these bad habits?

The 52 lists project is organised by Ema over at Made in Hunters. See her list here.


  1. This absolutely resonates with me. I really struggled with both these lists as well. When did we learn to be so hard on ourselves?

    x Scarlett

    1. Sometimes we seem hard-wired to be self destructive! No ones perfect, I guess we'll just have to learn to put our own faults aside!
      x Grace