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A lot of you may have read a little about my self love journey over the years here on my blog or over on my Instagram or you may be tuning in right now for the very first time. Self love for me is something I work on every day and it can some days be super easy and then some days well, not so much.. depending on what life throws my way!

I think many of us can agree this day and age we can be very much affected by the world of social media and the images thrown at us ranging from insta models, to people in magazines, to people we see on tv and even things said verbally in real life (Yup there is a real world not just the social media one). All of these factors can really sway the way we feel about ourselves if we let it and I can put my hand up and say in the past it really affected me and some days I do still catch myself comparing myself to others.

Comparing your journey or comparing yourself with another can be unhealthy and an unrealistic goal as a lot of what we see in the media and social world is skewed to look "perfect" and altered from reality.. not all, but a lot of it! Now I am not saying you can't look up to people and be inspired by people you see online as I am inspired everyday by different people I follow but it is not my goal to be them, or have their life.. I take cue from their positive vibes, get inspired by their way of life and put that positive energy into my own. For me if I find myself feeling affected by someone I just stop following or remove them from my physical world or I change the way I view them.

This visual generation we are in has taught a lot of us to only focus on the physicals of people rather than focusing on the beauty of personality, the beauty of thought and the beauty of the heart all combined. It might sound corny but I think the world is better with a little corny and a little old school.

Audrey Hepburn nailed beauty on the head with this quote.. "The beauty of a woman is not in her clothes she wears, the future that she carries, or the way she her combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eye, because the doorway to her heart,the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years".

My message to you today is to embrace your own beauty and work toward becoming the best version of yourself.. I wrote an E-book a while back now but it's free and it may help you if you are struggling with the above situation!


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Sometimes it is necessary to take the steps to flush out any negativity in your world! I've been doing it for a while now and focusing my energy on the things that are positive within my life.. it is so much better for your health, trust me!

Some may find this silly or insignificant but a little while ago I decided to stop following any people or pages I felt were not supporting my happiness or purpose on social media as it is part of my life using instagram for my job everyday. I felt at first "Oh but what if they see I've un-followed them and they think I hate them?" I thought about it more and It's just not like that and I think we all can get sick of following certain pages at times. So I feel that if they are no longer serving our happiness or providing a purpose to us then why follow them we shouldn't have to worry or feel stressed about hitting the unfollow button.

I decided to unfollow some pages that I'd followed in the past just recently because their pages were no longer brining happiness or positivity to my life. Removing those pages from my day to day life has been really great and I recommend if you follow someone or a page only because you feel like you 'have to', or if follow someone because you are jealous of them and want to stalk their life and compare it to your own or if you follow them and they make you feel bad about yourself..don't do it to yourself, it's not good for your health. Comparing, analysing and having that negative energy around, especially if you are on social media a lot can affect your happiness and you just don't want or need that.

Some people aren't affected by social media & some are and thats totally okay because we all see things differently. It's made quite a positive difference to my life as social media is what my work revolves around & I wanted to be working within healthy, positive surroundings whilst online. So now I follow pages that bring positivity into my day, ones I can learn from, ones that really interest me & ones that add that little bit of extra of happiness into my social media presence!
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