It’s so easy to go through life doing what everyone else wants you to do, especially in a generation where the key focus is how you appear to the world. These days, we’re all about image management and personal branding. While that’s not entirely a bad thing, the danger is that it can be quite distracting and one can easily get lost in the midst of it all.
It’s important to take a step back to figure out if you’re really doing the things you love or if you’re only “doing it for the gram”.
Living a life that isn’t yours can be exhausting! Aside from that, it can also contribute to feelings of poor self-worth, depression and a host of other insecurities. Being yourself will save you energy, resources and time.
I’m not a life guru but I can honestly say that spending a lot of time alone has helped me embrace the beautiful and not so beautiful aspects of my personality.
Understanding and embracing who you are is definitely the first step to becoming your most authentic self. Once you embrace all aspects of your personality, you wouldn’t feel the need to conceal who you truly are.
Another step to becoming your most authentic self is identifying your goals and interests. What makes you happy? What gives you the most joy or fulfillment? Who are you comfortable being friends with? When you figure out these things, write them down. Your list will guide you on what goals to achieve, what activities to engage in and what friends to surround yourself with.
You can never really become your most authentic self without realizing and embracing your beauty. There’s something special about every single person God created and that includes you. Don’t ever think you’re not good enough. Anyone who truly loves you, will love you for who you are.
It’s not always an easy ride, but the more effort you put into being authentic, the happier you’ll feel.