Things I Love Thursday

  • The fact that this week is almost OVER – Yes, I realise how negative that statement sounds and a more positive way of wording it could have been something along the lines of ‘it’s almost the weekend‘, but fuck it. I have had enough of this week, and I’ll be glad to see the back of it.
  • Designing a ‘PMS (PMDD) monster – If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I get pretty bad PMS, and that I sometimes (a lot of the time) let it get the better of me. Anyway, Phillip and I were talking about it and we decided that I would design (and he would make) a felt plushie monster, I plan on making it as weird/ugly looking as I can.
  • @Liletina – Even though she can be a bit scary at times (“I love you so much, if you knew how much I loved you it would probably scare you“), she is awesome and I love her to bits (as evidenced by the number of times she has featured in a TILT post on this blog over the past month).
  • Little Things – The ‘Keep Calm & Carry On‘ mug that I bought (I think I need to remember this when I get as stressed out as I have been the past week), the cheap nail polish I bought from the chemist (it didn’t chip for two whole days!), Phillip (he has been MORE than amazing considering how frazzled I have been); and coming up with new ideas for blog features/posts (sadly, I haven’t had the time to do any of it, hopefully I’ll get some work done over the weekend).
  • Listening to:

Music Monday

Wonderful – CunningLynguists ft. Devin The Dude

All That You Are – The Foreign Exchange ft. Median

There’s A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths

There Goes The Fear – Doves

Music Monday

Mr. Universe – Mos Dub:

Miss Fat Booty – Mos Def

If I Was Your Girlfriend – Prince

Music Monday

Can’t believe I forgot to post this yesterday! Here’s a song that I recently downloaded from the iTunes store and have pretty much had on repeat:

Bubbly Bubbles: Love thyself, right here, right now.

aussie curves, ootd, stripes, outfit post

Ways I can start loving myself right now:

  • Start the day off with positive self affirmations – This is a case of ‘fake it till yo make you it’, and even if I don’t believe the stuff at the beginning of the month hopefully I’ll believe it at the end! If need be print some out or write them on post-it notes and stick them all over the bathroom mirror, so I will have to look at them on a daily basis. At the very least, put them in my wallet or on my monitor at work.
  • Write a list of at least 20 things that I love about myself – pull it out and read it when I’m having a ‘I’m not good enough and no one loves me’ type of day.
  • Learn how to take a compliment and write down (and keep) the compliments I receive – God, I am such a bad compliment taker, most of the time someone says something nice I want to laugh because I don’t believe it. I also tend to forget the times people tell me how amazing, intelligent and beautiful I am because my sense of self-doubt is (a lot) stronger than my sense of self-love.
  • Know that I am good enough ALL THE TIME – if I don’t believe it read the poem @Liletina wrote me.
  • Listen to this song – ‘I’m not your average girl from your video, and I ain’t built like a supermodel, but I learned to love myself unconditionally because I am a queen’
  • Make a radical self-love bible and answer these questions – God knows I’m a sucker for a good workbook, and I’ll post the answers to the questions in about a week, so excited!

The key is that we believe that we are lovable and capable no matter what and we have an acceptance of who we truly are, defined by us, not by others.