In the world, today, finding people who are not afraid to unapologetically be their authentic self has become as rare as being able to find a needle in the proverbial haystack. Everyone wants to be like everyone else, not realizing that everybody is unique in their own way and they all have different things to offer to the world.
Being your true self is the only way to lead a happy and contented life. Keep reading to find out ways you can unleash your true authentic self and thus find life’s treasure.
1. Hello! This is you
The first step in unleashing your true self is discovering who you are, and not just, who you want to be. Take the time to be quiet and evaluate yourself. Identify both your strengths and weaknesses to know yourself better. Know what you are passionate about and what makes you happy. Ask yourself questions that broaden your way of thinking and allow you to get a deeper connection with your true self.
2. Reframing your life
A lot of expectations are placed on you by society. Don’t follow what is expected but instead, create your own rules. Focus more on self-care and things that bring out the best version of you. For instance, are you taking nutritious foods? Did you remember to exercise today?
3. Follow your bliss
Today it is challenging for you to be your authentic self, because you always find yourself trying to do things that please others. You are also looking for approval from others all the time. To become the real you, do the things that you enjoy doing and are passionate about. Follow your happiness, and you will unleash the real you.
4. Find your purpose
Going through life, every once in a while you will find yourself complaining about things that aren’t going the way you want them to. However, if you only complain and don’t do anything to change your situation, you might end up getting frustrated and even losing your way.
Stop whining and think about the reason you do what you do and set meaningful goals. Deep meaning goals are almost impossible to accomplish and drive your other smaller goals. Do not set only a short-term objective that once achieved might leave you stranded with no idea what to do next. Pursuing meaningful goals keeps you motivated throughout your life and keep you focused on meeting them.
5. Show the world the real you
If you can’t be yourself, who else can you be? Life is too short to be spent being someone other than you. Be yourself and you will become a happier person. Don’t live up to the expectations of other people but instead live by your beliefs. If people don’t like you the way you are, then that’s their problem, not yours.
Meditating is the simplest way to unleash your true self. Meditation pulls you deep into yourself, taking you to a peaceful place, far from reality and space. It unlocks your authentic self and makes you act accordingly. Daily meditation can result in a rewiring of your brain allowing the decreasing stress and tension.
7. Enjoy your journey
Most people spend a lot of time obsessing about the past and future forgetting to live in the present. Be present, and you will enjoy the beauty of life and become more connected with your real self.
8. Practice gratitude
Gratitude is a strong emotion that can cause a significant change in your life. Being a grateful person has numerous benefits.
If you find the time to look back upon what you are thankful for, you enjoy these benefits; you are happier and look upon life with a positive attitude. Unlike someone who finds the negative side of everything, you will enjoy the feeling of being alive, sleep a lot better, and be more kind and compassionate towards others.
Practicing gratitude is not that difficult. You can start doing it by appreciating every new thing occurring in your life daily. For instance, if someone does something for you that they don’t usually do, write letters expressing your gratitude to those who have affected your life in some way.
Share with your family everything you are grateful for every day while having dinner. Also, you could make it fun and get creative by writing down everything you are thankful for each day and putting the piece of paper in a jar.
Gratitude makes your life a lot easier and better. Get a gratitude journal where you will record what you are grateful for.
9. Become Your Best Self
How do you become the best you can be? That ‘you’ that is always happy with the way life is. The ‘you’ that finds joy even in the smallest things. Well, here are some tips for you.
Master these 6 elements:
a. Connectedness – Humans are social beings. Show love for the things you have and don’t take them for granted. Imagine worst-case scenarios, such as losing everything you have. Doing this will make you appreciate what you have now.
b. Calm – Do you often finish taking your meal without realizing it? Or does the day end and you can’t remember what you have been doing? That is because as much as you might wish it, you aren’t always in control of the thoughts going through your mind. Stay calm and present, and learn to observe your thoughts as they pass through your mind.
c. Focus – set goals that will drive and motivate you to achieve them and give meaning to your life.
d. Clarity – there are things you have done that you wish you had done in another way or regret to have done them in the first place. Take time to reflect on the reason why you did things the way you did to get to the root cause. Understanding your actions and decisions helps you know yourself better.
e. Motivation – Understand the reason you do all the things you do. This will spur you to continue striving to accomplish your objective.
f. Energy – Do you need a push in the right direction? You need to create routines and habits that will help you become as successful as you want to become. With routines and habits, you can stop setting unrealistic, unachievable goals because you no longer have those mental deadlines that often lead to failure. You instead learn how to persist and continue to work hard.
10. Meet and Accept Your Authenticity – Discover the Gift Given You by Universe
Accepting yourself is an excellent start to your journey of becoming authentic. Why struggle to try to be someone else when you can easily be unapologetically yourself. Recognize your gifts and unlock your potential. Living an authentic life entails being able to set your priorities according to their level of importance to you.
The journey of unleashing your true self starts when you discover who you are. Being the real you impacts your life and your relationships in very significant ways. You know your capabilities and believe in your ability to accomplish your goals. You become the best version of yourself you can be. You get trust from others because they can count on you to express your true feelings about various matters.
It is time you embrace your uniqueness and unleash your true authentic self.
About the Author
Marion Selista is a freelance writer & a blogger, who specializes in life coaching for professional and personal empowerment. She is keen on writing about self-development, leadership, lifestyle and work-life balance. Her mission is to motivate and enlight people to live a successful and fulfilling life. Currently blogging for Smart Pill Wiki resource.