02 July, 2014


Be Your Own Cheerleader
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This isn't a tribute post to the cheerleading film 'Bring it On' (which by the way I was obsessed with!) but as this is sort of an empowering post, maybe the pom poms can come out later...I noticed recently reading a few blog posts, self doubt cropping up and I was thinking as cringy as it sounds we should all be our own cheerleaders. Not in building a human pyramid kind of way but just celebrating the little things as well as the big things and not being afraid to be proud of our achievements. I know self confidence and self esteem can be things some of us struggle with or just take in our stride, or maybe you don't even think about?

For me self confidence is being comfortable with who you are and less about what's on the outside, nice clothes and makeup are confidence boosters but accepting yourself without always looking at the flaws, really can change your outlook on life.

I personally don't worry too much about what people think, not in an 'I think I'm better than you kind of way' but I'm less concerned about trying to please everyone. You catch my drift? If i'm always trying to compete and compare myself, than honestly it's just down hill from there! I rather use my energy to try and better myself in a positive way, at work or at home, or as a friend or partner.

I feel like a old lady saying this but for me confidence has grown with age. I feel much more secure, happy and content than I was years ago. I used to feel really self conscious, have low self esteem and I know it was holding me back. I slowly started making changes to my life and things started to turn around for the better, yes things do happen for a reason no matter how bad they seem! Do you ever feel this way too?

I'm quite an introvert but confident person, I like meeting new people, don't feel too awkward chatting to strangers or going to an event alone. I feel positivity attracts like minded people, if you surround yourself with people that bring you down than you're doing yourself no favours right? Of course I'm not going to be everyone's cup of tea but that's life! I've accepted the way I look, I'm never going to have perfect hair, skin or body shape but you know what, being perfect is over rated ;)

Being inspired by bloggers is one of the main thing I love about blogging as well as all the lovely blogging interaction. Saying that I wanted to add in a few of my favourite blogs at the moment because I love supporting bloggers and also because you girls rock!

Marianna - Impression Blend - Marianna knows how to do great beauty review, youTube videos as well as book and film reviews!
Meg - Boho Nouveau - Meg is a babe, stylish traveller, I reckon she would look good even in a bin bag, haha.
Divya - The Conscience Fund - chatty, down to earth and well written posts. Divya is a natural at blogging!
Paula - Simplicity is Beauty - gorgeous girl, you will be lusting after her travel and food posts!
Quinn - Desgettier - Quinn is one classy chick, super creative with great photography.
Camey - La Petite Primp -  Camey's blog is creative, minimalistic with great style.
Alyson - Beauty Vanity - Alyson lives in San Francisco and her beauty posts are one of my fav!

My favourite mottos are do what makes you happy & never apologise for being you :)

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  1. love&limoncello2 July 2014 at 18:20

    I completely agree with you. My mother always said to me you have to be your own cheerleader first as you have enough people to be your critics.

  2. Hey Hanh! Thanks so much for the praise!! :D I am with you on the philosophy "whatever happens, happens for the good" My mum has this to say no matter how bad a situation! :-)

  3. What a lovely post! The best thing about this is how contagious positive thinking is, confidence definitely grows with age haha I feel like an old lady too! Thanks for sharing this :) X

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  4. One of my favourite posts! Love it xxx

  5. You're welcome Divya! I had some many times in my life when things so go wrong but everything always works out for the better :)

  6. You're welcome Marianna, I love your blog! I agree, being positive is the simplest thing to really change your outlook :)

  7. Aww thanks for reading Siham! Positive thinking really does change your attitude and those around you :)

  8. Thanks ninge! Now I feel like watching Bring it on again!

  9. Paula- SimplicityisBeauty4 July 2014 at 14:10

    Hey lovely!

    Thank you so much for the mention - it has made my day! You sweetheart.

    This is such a great post - I personally found it so hard to be confident in myself a few years ago, but as time goes by you realise that life really is too short to worry about things that are out of your control! j=Just be happy with yourself and people around you! People say age is nothing but a number, they are right in a sense, but age really does make you grow and understand life.

    Mwah xx

  10. You're welcome sweetie, really enjoy your blog, feel like you're on my wavelength :)

    I agree life is short, that's why I try not let too many things hold me back and just live life positively!

    Have an amazing holiday, can't wait to read about it when you're back! Xx

  11. Aww, thank you! I really enjoy your blog as well! Best part of blogging: finding like-minded people :)

  12. Aw what a lovely post - and thank you for the mention! I love your positive attitude towards life, it definitely makes reading your blog a lot of fun. ;) I also agree with you about getting more confident as you get older!

  13. Thanks Camey & you're welcome! Really enjoy LPP :)

  14. I cringe thinking about how I used to be so self conscious, thank god i grew up haha ;p


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