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Posted on 13 Feb 2018 Views 2488 Comments 13

Falling in love with yourself & being kind to yourself!

As its nearing St. Valentine's Day and we share our hearts with our loved ones, its important to remember to learn how to feel good about and love ourselves as this can help improve our overall health and wellbeing. If you feel good about yourself then your outlook on life changes and you are more likely to be happy and healthy, which in turn will enable you to share that love with your nearest and dearest.

In the office we had a little chat and asked each other to share a few things that we really loved about ourselves - and boy it was hard! Typically we are not used to being kind about ourselves and we all found it slightly embarrassing to share such positive comments without blushing and pausing for thought.

Maybe you could guess which of the Admin said the following quotes about themselves?

  1. I love my positive attitude and I am down to earth, I love my nails and my curvy figure.
  2. I love that I am a loyal friend, have a good sense of humour, my long legs and my eyes.
  3. I love that I am a great mum, enjoy learning new things, and I am pretty and caring.
  4. I love that I enjoy new challenges and a fast learner, also that I am artistic and handsome!
  5. I love that I am active and pursue a healthy lifestyle, am kind-hearted and trustworthy.

Take time this Valentine's Day to remind yourself of what you love about yourself. We all have lots of natural attributes, talents and gifts that we often lose sight of, so what about your smile, your lovely long hair, beautiful skin, your curvaceous figure, beautiful eyes, great legs.

Are you a great parent, or grandparent, a loyal friend, or have a great sense of humour? Can you inspire others, teach, stick to a personal goal, or simply add joy and laughter to the world. We should also take time to celebrate our own personal qualities and its important that we never get so wrapped up in loving each other that we forget to love ourselves first.


Here are some ways to appreciate and reward yourself for being you:

  • Have a nice soak in the bath and add your favourite scented bath oil or bath bomb.
  • Shut your bedroom door, turn on some music, and dance around in your underwear!
  • Treat yourself to a new bottle of perfume or aftershave.
  • Get a facial, a pedicure or manicure.
  • For you gentleman treat yourself to a facial, a wet shave and even get your eyebrow’s trimmed - after all men do like a pamper too!
  • Buy yourself some flowers.
  • Learn a new skill, perhaps something to do with crafting, a foreign language, or a photography course.
  • Indulge in a Spa day.
  • Go to a concert, cinema or buy tickets to a play.
  • Embrace your quirks, because they make you YOU!

So for the final word, as Carrie Bradshaw said… “Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” And if the words came from her, then they must be true!


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Comments on Falling in love with yourself & being kind to yourself!
Nicola McMillan 16/02/2018 15:26
I lost 10 stone with slim and save in 2014 and I felt amazing! It was so easy to do once I got in the zone. At the end of 2015 I fell pregnant with my baby, Joe. Joe was our well wanted second baby. His big brother, Cameron is 11 now and the best big brother we could ask for for wee Joe... so now I am blessed with my supportive husband and 2 beautiful boys and now it is time for me. Eating carbs to stop my morning sickness I put loads of weight back on. So I am back at square 1.
At evenings I have started doing box frames to stop my mind wandering to food. I eat when I get bored so being busy is the key for me. Cameron is very sporty so I am taxi for all his clubs too which keeps me out the house. And now Joe is running about I need to shift this weight so I can run after him. I regret being a huge mum for Cameron and with the help and support of sns staff and the group members I will get to goal....
Aqila K 16/02/2018 13:17
I am just starting S&S, and the reason for joining S&S is to become the best version of myself.
I have set targets and will make sure I reward myself for every target I achieve in order to stay motivated.

Having read all the positive affects S&S has had on so many people, I am very excited about my S&S journey.
Cat 16/02/2018 12:19
I decided I needed to start liking what I see in the mirror and be able to play with my daughter without running out of energy. This is one of the reasons I started Slim & Save.

We also treated ourselves to a holiday in Cornwall at the end of May so once this is upon us I will be treating myself to a new holiday wardrobe. Fingers crossed this time when we go swimming there I will be thin and confident!

I am only 5 weeks into the diet so far and I am already finding myself smiling when I look in the mirror as the change that has already occurred and I love it!
Emma Johnson 16/02/2018 12:13
Learning to love yourself is a hard one! It's a slow process and no matter how many people tell you how lovely you are it's hard to believe.

It's taken a couple of life changing moment s in my life, my little girl was stillborn in 2009 and my son died at 6 1/2 weeks old in 2010 and this totally changes your outlook on life, for one 'I survived' and this made me realise I needed to stop putting others first and look after myself.

It's small steps, but small steps make a journey and that's what we are all on, some take the scenic route on the B roads and some take the fast route on the motorway but we will all hopefully reach our destination.
Every half a stone loss I treat myself to a beauty treatment or something's new to wear or even just a day relaxing doing what I want to do (without feeling guilty that there are some jobs to do in the house)

Slowly I'm getting there and love buying something in a smaller size or saying thank you when someone says how fantastic I am looking.
Neil 15/02/2018 17:20
Like everyone who is on this journey, I've taken positive action to do something about an aspect of my life that is making me unhappy. (My weight).
That's where we 're all the same, but unique at the same time. Everybody has their own story, their own reason for losing weight. For some it's purely for health reasons, for me it's because I'm tired of not being able to buy the clothes I want, because I feel embarrassed by the poolside on holiday and how i think other people may view me.
So, I've taken the decision to change things, to do something about it because after all, nobody else is going to do it for me.
So when I reach my goal weight, I'll be the one rewarding myself with a new wardrobe and strutting my stuff by the swimming pool.
Hope to see you all there.
Gem Smith 15/02/2018 16:34
As a mum to 2 beautiful children, a wife to fab hard working man, a midwife with a demanding work load, teaching classes and a mentor to student midwifes there was less and less time for me. The thinner I spread myself the bigger I became. A health scare last year, following a routine operation that went wrong, forced me to slow down and reflect. 9 days in a hospital bed will do that! So I made a promise to bump myself up my list of priorities, it became apparent that I couldn't look after anyone when I was out of action.
Taking time to go to some excersise classes, a park run, a swim/jacuzzi, loose some weight and generally gain some control over my health and head space has massively impacted the other aspects of my life. Being kinder to me has made me calmer, happier and more mindful.
Chantelle 15/02/2018 15:29
I have started s&s after 4 kids and feeling lost in myself. After a just over a week I am feeling more human. This is my first diet I have given my all to I am determined this time to reach my goal and that is to feel and look amazing .
Carrie Davies 14/02/2018 17:48
Mentally I've been around the world trying to get to know me, was hard to accept at first that I can self sabotage,
I've gone through the secret (don't really tell anyone I'm dieting diet ) - for me that doesn't work as sometimes on bad days you need support from family and friends.
I've done the tell the whole world that kinda works, but what works best is telling those near and dear and those you trust it's a good balance. As it keeps me being me, I guess what I'm trying to say it's all about trial and error and balance, and also being kind to yourself. Knowing that food is not a crutch.
You can be happy.
Sonja todd 14/02/2018 17:09
I'm just starting this week after hating myself for pretty much my whole life..a trip to Paris last weekend was the final straw when I couldn't get the plane seatbelt fastened! Hopefully next Valentine's Day I can finally find something I love about myself ❤️
Mel Lee 14/02/2018 11:38
For many years I disliked myself for every reason under the sun. I've been too fat, ugly, stupid, without friends, without love, without money... Now I am happy. I'm single but I am loved, I have everything I could possibly need (except maybe money!) But I have grown enough both as a person and as an adult to appreciate that I have my health, a home, a career, 2 beautiful children, my family and a few really amazing friends. My appearance- how vain I was- is no longer why I am on this weight loss journey. I am losing weight to improve and prolong my health. My reward is coming- I will be around for a lot longer to see all my friends and family into a ripe old age.
And perhaps my confidence will grow and I may or not meet that special someone. But for now it's my turn to matter to me.

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