I’ve been trying to practice a bit more self-love recently and remind myself that even when I’m feeling like I’m having a bad day/ not losing the weight I want etc that life is actually pretty bloody great. In my bullet journal, I have a few lists about things I love about myself and my life which I sometimes read through if I’m having a tough day. I think it’s something important for everyone to do to remind us that things aren’t always as bad as we think.
Here are some of the things which I am thankful of:
- Having a university degree as no one else in my immediate family has one. I don’t feel it’s immediately helped me with anything but it’s always handy to have a degree as some jobs ask for one.
- Having paid off my university fees before the interest kicked in. Bear in mind that I went to uni before the current inflated prices although it was still a pretty penny. My grandpa left me some money when he passed away when I was a kid and this helped massively in allowing me to clear them off.
- Being in a job which means my commute is only 5 minute’s long door to desk. This is something I am going to miss whenever I do decide to move on as I can go home for lunch and I can be home at 5.35pm.
- Being in a job which allows me a lot of creative control over my day and my tasks. I do have tasks and a manager but as long as our work is done things are pretty relaxed.
- I have been able to run my blog and do some freelance work alongside working full-time without feeling like I am sacrificing too much social/ me time.
Family and Friends
- I have a great tight-knit family who I am super close to. I see my parents at least once a week and most weeks I see my nan and my auntie.
- My wonderful friends who I know are always there when I need them. I have a group of about 8 girls who I am still close to from secondary school and they’re such a backbone for me.
- My boyfriend who has changed my life so much for the better this past 8 months.
- Being on the property ladder with my flat as I know it’s going to massively help me when I want to move on. I bought my flat on the shared ownership scheme about 5 year’s ago now as I was fed up after a year of renting.
- Living so close to London so I can go on day trips to the capital anytime. I love the location of where I live and how close I am to everything I want.
- Live music is something I am very thankful for. I have people who love going to gigs with me and I am very lucky to be able to get access to some gigs and festivals through the music website I edit.
- Traveling and being in a position where I can do so a reasonable amount. Over the past few year’s I’ve traveled more than I ever thought I would/ could have.
- My car and having the freedom to drive whenever I want. I am so happy that I passed my driving test when I was a teenager and having just bought a new car this year I’m happy to have something reliable.
- My collection of books so I can lose myself in a story whenever I want.