I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that Valentine’s Day is coming up – my inbox has been flooded with emails suggesting chocolates, jewellery, lingerie … you know, the usual. But as I’m sure you’ll remember from previous years, I’m personally not a big fan of Valentine’s Day because I don’t think that you should only celebrate your love for others (whether they’re friends, family or your partner) once a year. I think that you can do that any day. This year, I’ve decided to be my own Valentine. Continue reading
I’m one of those people who has resting bitch face. No, I’m not in a bad mood, I’m not mad at you (trust me, you’d know if I was), I’m not scowling, that’s just my face. The amount of times I’ve heard things like “You would be prettier if you smiled” and “cheer up love, it can’t be that bad” must number in the hundreds (if not thousands) by now. Here’s the thing though – my face is fine just as it is. Some days I don’t feel like plastering on a smile just to make myself more pleasing to someone else, and I shouldn’t have to. Except sometimes I feel like I do… Continue reading
I talk about self love quite often, because I think that loving yourself and having a good sense of self worth is really valuable. Something that we don’t do enough is celebrate the great things about ourself. We don’t shout our achievements from the rooftop, we don’t talk about the parts of ourself that we love and appreciate, instead we focus on the negatives and the things we don’t like.
The Hello Lovely Project promotes positive self worth in women through the power of social media, aiming to change the perspective of a society filled with a self-hating mentality. Continue reading
My first ever experience with body shaming was when I was wearing a swimsuit, so it probably comes as no surprise that I spent a lot of time agonising over wearing one as a teenager and in my 20’s. I remember going to the beach in board shorts and a baggy t-shirt, with my one piece underneath, feeling very self-concious – a far cry from the cocky, confident person I was on the swim team a couple of years beforehand. Things have changed a lot over the last few years, and now I feel completely at home in a bikini. I get a lot of people saying that they wish they felt so confident in a swimsuit, so I thought I’d share a few of my tips on how to be body confident at the beach (or where ever it is that you’re swimming!). Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but when the weather turns chilly I find myself becoming so unmotivated. I actually wish that we could hibernate when it gets cold. Unfortunately I am a human and not a squirrel, so I’ve decided that I’ll use my time much more productively. Inspired by the 100 Happy Days challenge, Give It 100, and the 100 Days Project, I’m setting myself a 100 day challenge starting on the 1st of May, and I’d like you to join me.
Self love is about having a regard for your own happiness and well-being. Practising self love can be difficult, especially when you’re just starting out and trying to make changes in the way you think about yourself, or in the way you’ve been taught to regard yourself. It’s not about being full of yourself or self-absorbed, it’s about getting in touch with yourself, your body and what it needs, your own happiness and taking care of you.