tea and toast


We all know we should be proud of ourselves but sometimes, it takes thinking about certain situations you’ve handled or what you’re working on that can make you realise how good you should be feeling right now. I hope this blog post makes you realise how awesome you already are.

  1. For the work-out you did this morning. Nobody forced you to do it, but you did.
  2. That promotion you recently got at work. You worked hard for that girl!
  3. For holding up a blog, even if you can’t do it as a job yet. You do it because you love it.
  4. You have a body that you’ve looked after for however many years, it breathes every day thanks to how you treat it.
  5. You have great relationships in your life. Okay, some aren’t all great, but you have some awesome people around you.
  6. You know how to look after yourself, and more importantly, what not to do.
  7. You manage to face the day however bad you’re feeling.
  8. You fit in the time to do things that make you feel good.
  9. Being self-sufficient.
  10. Reading books even though you don’t technically have to.
  11. For always working towards your goals, and not giving up.
  12. Getting the jobs done that you need to do, every single day.
  13. The anxieties you constantly overcome.
  14. For brushing your teeth and getting dressed. Simple things matter.
  15. Not spending all your wage on ASOS. Just 50%.
  16. For smiling at mean people, and killing it with kindness.
  17. For knowing that mental health is important.
  18. Setting boundaries, whether that’s with yourself or others.
  19. Eating a diet that isn’t just cereal bars and cups of tea.
  20. For coming out of that bad time you went through feeling stronger than ever.

What are you proud of yourself for today?

  • Laura Emilia

    Aww this post put a smile on my face! Especially number 19 – I always feel guilty about my diet, but *actually* it’s mostly okay! I think… Today I’m proud of myself for getting up before my alarm and not staying in bed until the last minute. I felt so much better for it! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • It will be, some days I feel like that too but I compare it to when I was a teenager and it’s pretty good! I always feel so much better when I get straight up too! xx

  • Ah Natalie, you are the queen of positivity and it is SO bloody appreciated. We need to remember to feel proud of the simple things and the small victories, it makes aaall the difference! Immy x


  • This is such an amazing list! I couldn’t agree more with each point and we all deserve to give ourselves credit more often than we do. These are great reminders of why we should be proud of ourselves and I definitely have benefited from reading this today on a bad mental health day x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • That means so much to me lauren, I hope your feeling a bit better now, I’ve got a post coming up on bad days too on Tuesday xxx

  • You are such a wonderful human for writing posts like these – they always cheer me up and put a smile on my face, because in search for bigger victories we lose sight of the smaller ones! You should be immensely proud of yourself for spreading so much positivity:)

    maria (whatismaria.com)

    • That’s so sweet of you Maria, thank YOU for being here! xxx

  • You are such a lovely, positive person Natalie! What a wonderful list – I struggle to keep sight of this kind of thing but you’re right, its so important to be proud of and appreciate small victories xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • That means so much to me Sophie! Thank you for being so kind xxx

  • Amy

    What a lovely list Natalie! Filled with so much positivity and totally what I needed to read today. It’s so great to celebrate the little victories, such ashame we always overlook them. Loving your content right now – you’re smashing it!

    Amy | http://www.whatamydid.com

    • I’m so glad it helped you, that’s so so kind of you to say! Thanks so much Amy xxx

  • This is a very cute post Natlie!
    I think sometimes we forget to celebrate the small daily triumphs on weeks where everything feels massive!
    Holly xxx /// mrshollycrocker.com

    • Aw thank you! We definitely do, and the more we appreciate what we do the happier we are I think xxx

  • I REALLY needed to read this today. I almost teared up! We can be so hard on ourselves and forget to celebrate and cherish the small accomplishments. Thanks, Natalie. <3

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

    • That’s so sweet of you Madison, thank you for reading my little blog! xx

  • Such a brilliant and uplifting post, perfect for Saturday reading!

    Danielle xx

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