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Gratitude: The 52 Week Challenge



Recently, I've been having quite a few of those days where I just wallow in my bed, self loathing. Pitying myself as I don't have a full-time job, or I'm not getting 1sts in my assignments, and I haven't applied for a Grad Scheme. I also lie there feeling sorry for myself because I haven't got the latest Fiat 500 or a dog or a size 8 body. Then, to make it even worse, I scroll through instagram & wonder 'why haven't I got that cool tattoo?', 'why haven't I got my own flat?', 'why aren't my eyebrows like that?' and 'I wish I had enough money to do that Urban Outfitters Haul'. Of course, my Mac De Marco playing in the background just adds to the emotions flying around in my head.


But, then I sit there and think; why the hell am I moaning. I have an amazing family, a great bunch of friends, a lovely warm house (rent free and lots of food may I add) and quite a good figure for someone who eats as much as I do. I also have a car, which I'm so lucky to have as some people don't have that luxury. I also am able to spend my spare dollar in Primark, and able to have at least one tattoo. I am getting 2:1's at uni, and I'm earning a comfortable amount with the job I'm doing. So really, I should stop being a moany biatch and get out of my self-loathing pit.

 It was after this realisation, that I came across the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge. I first read about this challenge on Rebecca's blog, & again on Becky's blog (clearly, Rebecca's are the best, yes?). As I suffer with mental health issues, I really do struggle to practice gratitude, but I really hope this challenge will change that.

I really do think positivity is the key to happiness. You should really be grateful for anything that you have, as today might be your last day on this earth. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come. Harsh reality, but it's true.  Gratitude is: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. I really want this year to be about all of those things. I'm feeling much more positive, and I believe this challenge will show you guys that. It might even make you guys jump on the bandwagon and we'll be a happy, positive and thankful community, wouldn't that be nice eh?

What do you guys think? Will you be joining me?
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16 comments

  1. Amazing! So glad you're doing this, I'm really excited to keep up with it! And thank you for the mention, Rebecca's are the best hahaha!! Xxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Thank you! So am I!:) Haha really are! x

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  2. I haven't heard of the Gratitude Challenge but it sounds interesting!

    I know I don't always show thanks or behave thankful because at times we all get a little self-absorbed and think we have the biggest problems in the world, but there is always someone out there with a bigger problem wishing to trade places with you- so there is always something to be thankful for.

    Great share, and good luck! xx

    Rhenicia | Beauty By Rhenicia

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    1. Yes I definitely agree Rhenicia :) Thank you! xx

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  3. What a lovely heartfelt post, It is very difficult during the bad times to appreciate just how much we do have! I will try to be more positive with you! :) XX

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  4. Oh, I loved reading your thoughts! It's so nice sometimes to just stop and think and be grateful! I wish you all the best :)

    Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

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  5. Wonderful post. x

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com/

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  6. What a nice idea! I love this! I might have to join in.

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  7. This was such an inspiring little post!! I'm awfully moany about 90% of the time and definitely need to step back and realise what I have in life more often!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  8. This sounds like such a great challenge! I think everyone needs to be a bit more grateful. Also, I’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award :) You can find more information at: http://www.misslaurabora.com/2016/01/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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  9. What a great idea! I think we all need to try and be a little more great fun for the things we have and people we have in our lives that we take advantage of. Good luck sweetie!

    Love Hannah xx

    HannahHawes.blogspot.co.uk

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