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10 Ways To Be More Authentically YOU- Part 1

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Do you ever find yourself feeling out of touch with who you really are? Do you feel like you’re trying to be someone else in order to fit in or feel accepted? It’s important to remember that you are unique and amazing, and you deserve to embrace your true self. Authenticity is key to living an honest and fulfilling life, and it all starts with recognizing and accepting yourself. In this blog post, we will share 10 ways to help you become more authentic in your life. We hope that this post will inspire and empower you to be true to yourself and live life on your own terms.

1) Listen to your heart

Always listen to what your heart is telling you. This is your true compass. We often get distracted by the noise and chaos of life, but we must remember that our inner truth should always come first. Don’t be afraid to trust yourself and make decisions based on your intuition; it will never steer you wrong. Spend time alone: Being alone allows us to get back to ourselves and recenter our energy. It also helps us build self-awareness and develop a deeper understanding of our thoughts and feelings. Spend time doing activities that are just for you, and that bring out the best version of yourself. Have honest conversations: When engaging in conversations, be honest about how you feel and don’t be afraid to share the truth about yourself, even if it may seem uncomfortable or difficult. Try not to overthink or feel the need to impress others; instead focus on being honest with yourself and others around you.

2) Follow your intuition

Your intuition is our 6th sense. It speaks directly from your heart and soul and it's important to learn how to listen and trust it. Intuition comes from experience and wisdom, so the more you practice, the stronger your intuition will become. You can hone this skill by taking some quiet time every day for reflection and contemplation. Allow yourself to just sit and observe your thoughts and feelings and focus on what resonates with you the most. Once you become aware of what your true desires are, you can act on them and start living more authentically.

3) Do what feels right for you

We are all unique, and have different opinions, values, and beliefs. When it comes to decision-making, it is important to trust your gut and do what feels right for you. Don’t let anyone else dictate what’s best for you; listen to yourself. Think about the consequences of each option and go with what resonates most with you.

This doesn’t mean that you should ignore the advice or opinions of others, but simply to take them into consideration while ultimately deciding what makes the most sense for you. Listen to the advice of your friends, family, and mentors, but don’t be afraid to make decisions based on your own values.

Doing what feels right for you can also mean speaking up for yourself. Being able to stand up for yourself and your beliefs is an important part of being authentic and self-confident. It is sometimes hard to stand up for ourselves because we fear judgement or rejection from others, but it is important to take the risk and express ourselves honestly.

Remember that doing what feels right for you doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be easy. It can be a difficult journey at times, but it is worth it in the end. By doing what is true to yourself and living with authenticity, you will gain the confidence needed to reach your goals and feel fulfilled in life.

4) Don't compare yourself to others

It can be so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to other people, but it's important to remember that everyone is different and you should never compare your own journey with someone else's. Everyone is unique and has their own path, so don't try to compare yourself to what other people are doing or have achieved.

Instead, focus on being the best version of yourself and pursuing your own goals. Don't let the success of someone else make you feel bad about yourself. Remember, life is not a competition and your worth is not measured by someone else's accomplishments.

If you find yourself comparing yourself to others, take a step back and focus on your own journey. Celebrate the small victories, make sure you're taking care of yourself, and be proud of all your accomplishments. You don't have to do what everyone else is doing - just be true to yourself.

5) Stop people pleasing

One of the biggest barriers to living an authentic life is the habit of people pleasing. People pleasing is when we put other people's needs and opinions before our own in order to avoid confrontation or disappointment. It can be hard to break out of this habit, but it's essential if we want to be true to ourselves.

First and foremost, we need to recognize when we're people pleasing and why. Are we afraid of how others will react? Are we concerned about not being liked or accepted? Once we identify these fears, we can start working on strategies to overcome them.

One way to stop people pleasing is to practice saying “no”. This can be uncomfortable at first, but it's a necessary step for asserting yourself and setting boundaries. The more you practice, the easier it will become.

Another way to stop people pleasing is to focus on yourself and your own needs. When faced with a situation where you feel pressure to please someone else, take a step back and ask yourself what you truly want. When you make decisions based on what's right for you, rather than what other people expect of you, it becomes much easier to stay true to yourself.

Finally, don't forget that you don't have to please everyone. It's impossible to make everyone happy all the time, so don't waste your energy trying! Just focus on taking care of yourself and doing what feels right for you.

By making these changes, you can begin to live an authentic life free from the need to please others. When you're true to yourself, you'll find that you have more confidence, self-respect, and peace of mind.

Stay tuned for part 2 in this series blog, the 5 remaining ways to be more authentic.


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