‘Proud Of’ Lists: why YOU should be writing one.

The other week, when I was eating my breakfast, I stumbled upon this video by She Cooks, She Eats on Youtube. And it made me think that, in a world where we are constantly being told to achieve and ‘do better’, we don’t celebrate ourselves enough. Be proud of your family, be proud of your friends, but heaven forbid that you should actually be proud of your own achievements- however minor they may be.

So last week, I decided to put together my own ‘Proud Of’ list, and thought it’d be nice to share it with you all…

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My own ‘Proud Of’ list.

As you can see, none of the items on this list are particularly big or amazing (although not getting beaten up at boxing was quite good). They’re just normal things that happen once in a while, but should be seen as a massive deal! I wholeheartedly encourage every one of you to try this for a week: however big or small, noting down your achievements is not only a huge confidence booster, but is also a positive display of loving yourself (or at least learning to), as well as those around you. I’m not sure if it was last week’s lovely weather, but I woke up in a good mood every single day (a rarity for me), and kept calm throughout what should’ve been a very stressful seven days.

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Even if it makes you cringe a bit at first, in a society where we constantly compare and berate ourselves, where’s the harm in being a bit kinder to the one person you can’t escape from?

What’s on your ‘Proud Of’ list this week?

Soph x

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6 Comments

  1. May 22, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    This is such as great idea. I’m trying to stay as positive as I can at the moment and so far I’m doing pretty well! I love this idea as it just reminds you that you are great and you have achieved things regardless to how big or small they are 🙂 x

    • cockaaz
      May 22, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      I’m so glad that you’re trying to be positive, it’s such a nice feeling! Exactly, even the tiniest thing is worth patting yourself on the back for 🙂 thanks for reading lovely xx

  2. May 25, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Nice one! Never thought of doing this but I think its a great idea. Why not recognise our own achievements instead of waiting for other people to validate us anyway? Excellent! Thanks for sharing xx

    • cockaaz
      June 4, 2016 / 10:35 am

      They’re so useful, especially when you’re having one of those ‘I’m crap at everything’ days! Just to write down the tiniest thing really helps to put me in a better mood 🙂 No problem, thanks for reading! xx

  3. June 2, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    This is such a nice idea! Well done you for everything on your list!

    • cockaaz
      June 4, 2016 / 10:25 am

      Aww thank you! 😀 you should try it! x

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