Yep, you read the title right, this blog post is publicly owning up to the things I love about myself. And before you think, OMG here she goes, just think about the last time you had an open and honest conversation with yourself and thought ‘damn, I really love that about me!’ It’s probably been a while. In fact, some of you may never have actually verbalised the things that you love about yourself.
With Valentine’s Day come and gone, and it seems love is in the air. So I thought I would try this little exercise to show myself some self-love and challenge you to list 3 things you love about yourself!
I love being a redhead
I seriously believe that being a redhead is now a part of my identity. It’s funny because growing up I was teased and ridiculed for being a ranga. But now I freakin love it! I couldn’t imagine having any other hair colour. I love that I’m unique and stand out in a crowd (I don’t exactly love that it means I’m sensitive af to the sun but I guess that’s part of the package). I love that some of my best friends are redheads and seriously we are a force to be reckoned with.
I love that I have a healthy relationship with food
If you know me, then you know that I LOVE food. Food is a freakin way of life and I’m always looking forward to my next meal or snack. It makes me so sad when I see people who are self-conscious, picky or have a troubling relationship with food. Food is literally fuel for your body. We need it. So we might as well enjoy it! Of course, eating a balanced diet is crucial but I don’t see the point in beating yourself up about having that extra row of chocolate (or eating the whole block). Or cutting yourself off from some delicious French cheese. Or saying no to that fourth slice of pizza. Seriously, life is too short not to enjoy the goodness of food.
I love my passion
I am an incredibly passionate person. I get excited about the littlest of things. If you’re going to do a job then you might as well do it the best you can. And for me, that means being passionate about my work, my commitments and activities. When I get behind a cause, there’s no stopping me!
I love that I am supportive
I’ve always said that I’m the best secondary someone could have. I think it’s because I don’t always like leading the way and being out in front, but I can absolutely get behind someone, push them, believe in them and enjoy their success. Whether it be my friends business selling coasters, cards and cheese boards, my friends earring business, my friends band, my friends music performance, their race, their new job, their upcoming travel, their engagement… I am 110% there! I love the people that surround me and I genuinely believe in people and I want to see them succeed.
I love my curves
Oh baby this has taken a long time but I feel that I’m finally in a place where I love my body and I really couldn’t imagine myself not having curves. I feel like I’ve ‘grown in’ to my body and I feel like a woman. It’s pretty damn awesome and it’s something I’m sharing because I think we all need to have better relationships with our bodies. This isn’t to say that ‘I’m hot’ or that I think I have a perfect body – of course I have insecurities. Everyone does. But when I love my body I feel so much better in every other aspect of my life than when I hate it. We have to believe that we’re given our body for a reason and we simply have to own it.
I love that I’m ‘Worldly’
Some of you may not know that A Worldly Addiction, started as a travel blog to share my experiences galavanting around Europe. But it was also created with the idea of exploring new ways of thinking and new experiences. I love that I’ve had the opportunity to travel and study overseas. I love my curious and inquisitive nature. I love that I’ve been to many beautiful countries and I love that I have many more on my bucket list.
I love that I can have long-distant friendships
OK so I generally hate having to say goodbye to friends and it sucks not being able to see them regularly, but one thing I’m proud of is my ability to maintain friendships across the seven seas and for years. I’m really secure in my friendships and I know the value of my relationships. I feel so lucky to have incredible friends no matter the time or distance.
I love my empathy and vulnerability
I think I’ve got a really great sense of empathy – in fact – sometimes a little too much. I’m highly emotional, and yes I cry from time to time, but like to believe it’s because I’m able to put myself in other people’s shoes. No matter the situation, I can stay calm and respectful of people’s feelings and experiences. And I love the fact that I’m vulnerable and open about my own feelings and experiences – heck, I’m dedicating this whole post to it!
Over to you…
I challenge you to share at least 3 things you love about yourself!
13 thoughts on “8 Things I Love About Myself”
Yesterday I practiced “kindfulness” meditation in a group and the towards the end, the facilitator asked us to praise ourselves. It was so damn hard, because I was thinking of things I’ve done and accomplished rather than who I was. But I’ve given some time to think about it, and I’ve come up with these 3:
I love that I am kind.
I love that I care about the mother Earth.
I love that I can take care of myself.
Maybe not that good of a list, but I’ll continue to dig deeper 🙂
Ah! These are great things to love yourself about and be proud of!!! It’s crazy how hard we find it to talk positively and lovingly about ourselves sometimes isn’t it?!
Love those things! That’s so great!
Honestly Adelaide, all things we love about you, and all reasons why we love you so much.
I particularly love what you said about empathy, vulnerability, and supportiveness. I’ve grappled a bit with the sort of “man” I should be and beat myself up for putting up with too much shit and not putting people in their place – but I’ve recently realised that I like being nice. It’s nice to be nice, and the world needs more nice people. It has it’s downsides, but I’m glad that this is the way I am.
I also love my tenacity, my desire to never stop learning, and my passion for self development. They’ve helped me to become someone that I am proud to be
YESS!!! PREACH! I like being nice and I’m proud of it! I think some people think I’m a push over or not strong because of it, but no – I just like being nice. Ah Abdul you’ve totally inspired me!
I completely agree with all the things you listed! I love your desire to never stop learning (hello Spanish classes!) and how you’re always looking for the next thing! You’re amazing and thank you for sharing 🙂
This was such a lovely read! We should all be more loving towards ourselves!
Aw thankyou! I completely agree! Did you manage to think of something you love about yourself? xxx
Hi Adelaide. I just wanted to pop in to say how much I love reading your blog posts. Your love, positive energy, warmth, and compassion shines through your writing. Your blog itself is gorgeous. You have really created something special and inspiring here, thank you xxx
Aw thank you so much Giverny! That’s so lovely of you to say and I really appreciate it! Thank you for those gorgeous words! I hope you are well! xxx
Wow we are so much alike, I could totally relate to some of the things you described about yourself!!
Oh really?? That’s awesome! It’s so cool to meet people who are like minded online!
No, we’ve met in person!! I met you towards the last day of our Australia tour from Hong Kong 😀
Oh my gosh of course!!! Actually I might be heading to Hong Kong at some point this year (fingers crossed!). I’ll have to let you know! I’d love a tour of your city and to find out where all the good coffee shops are!
I hope you’re going well!! xxx