It matters to live your life in a way that feels true to you. It matters to live your life in a way that feels good to you.
To me, authenticity simply means that what you say and do is in line with who you are and how you live.
Living in an authentic way can bring you peace and freedom. Yet, not everyone understands that. Not everyone pursues what makes them feel at home and alive. We get scared of failure and rejection. We get scared of how society will view and label us.
If you want to live in your authenticity, I’d like you to consider some of these points.
First, Understand Your Truth
You need to understand what is your truth in order for you to live in your truth. Your truth affects many areas of your life. Your truth is the career path that feels right to you. Your truth is a relationship and friendships that feel good to you. Your truth is seeking what fills you up and excites you.
In order to understand your truth, you have to question the way you live. What does not feel right to you in your path?
Next, Prioritize Your Happiness
To live an authentic life means that you prioritize your happiness. It means that you take the time to do what makes you happy. At times, people get in the wrong cycle of trying to please others or make a certain impression that they forget what actually makes them happy.
Prioritize your happiness often because it is what makes life worthwhile. Your happiness does not have to be something grand. It could be the little things. It could be a walk in the park. It could be reading a good book. It could be joining a group with people who share similar interests. It’s time to prioritize your happiness.
Choose Inspiration rather than Imitation
Being authentic does not mean that you don’t look at how others live and act. There’s nothing wrong with observing and admiring others.
You can observe and admire others. However, don’t feel as though you have to copy how someone else behaves and acts to be perceived in a certain manner. Be inspired by others to produce and function in a way that feels unique to you.
Keep Assessing Your Lifestyle & Goals
As we go through life, change is inevitable. We get older. Our views change. Our thoughts expand. Our belief gets deeper. As we go through change, we have to keep asking ourselves what still feels authentic or not?
Does pursuing your job still feel right to you? Is the relationship that you are in still good for you? Does the circle of friends you surround yourself with, are they real with you? You have to keep assessing your lifestyle. To live in your authentic way might mean that you have to make changes.
Let Go Off Expectations Of Others
If you want to live in an authentic way, it’s time to let go off expectations from others. The more you hold on to expectations of others, the more it will stifle you from living the life you want.
The truth is that you can’t please everyone. The truth is that some people will misunderstand you. Some will not like you and others will disapprove of you. Accept things and live in your truth anyway. Keep pursuing what lights you up.
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