“And if I asked you to name all the things you love, where would you come on that list?”

I’ve been pondering this for some time now… if I’m being honest, I don’t even make the list of things I love.

It’s quite strange as I do so much work on supporting, loving and empowering others around me, including my own little girl. We do positive affirmations, read books encouraging self acceptance and promoting self worth, yet somehow I’ve lost the love for myself.

I have survived a lot of things in my adult life, things I would never wish on anyone, and somehow in my fight to survive these times I have completely neglected myself.

It started with little things like not having time to go to the hairdressers, not getting my nails done etc then moved to not getting enough sleep, not eating right or at all and then totally neglecting my body and soul completely.

Yes going to the hairdressers may seem small or superficial, but all those little things that I used to do for myself was my way of loving and looking after me. It was about making time for myself, pampering and nurturing and putting myself first and when I stopped the little things, it somehow snowballed into the big things too.

So now I’m on a new path, a path where I walk the walk rather than just talk the talk. How can I tell my daughter she should love herself no matter what, when I don’t lead by example? How can I tell my friends & clients to nourish and prioritise themselves when I don’t do that myself?

So I’ve decided my New Years resolution is just going to be focusing on trying to actually make my own list of things I love, then once I’m in there I want to move my way up the list.

I hope that by opening up about my own personal struggles and journey I can help you all see how special, unique and important you all are.

I truly hope that your name is on your own list of things you love, and if it’s not then let’s change that together in 2018.

Much love as always friends,
Stacey 💜 xx

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