You are such a powerful being. It’s true that you have the power to create and manifest anything your heart desires. In order to do so, you must remain true to yourself and live authentically.
People who live authentically are people who live entirely on their own path.
How you shape the way you see yourself is how you portray yourself to the world. You create the world that you live in. The things you surround yourself with, the people you have in your life and what you see, do and eat during your day are all products of what you pull into your life.
If you learn to stay true to yourself and allow yourself to only accept what you deserve and want into your life - you will begin to see such a positive change to your well being.
If we truly believe in living an authentic life, then we must continually be learning about ourselves, challenging old beliefs, decluttering our baggage, and setting boundaries.
Creating a life that reflects your authentic self takes some determination and patience, but it’s easier than you may think.
What are some ways you can stay true to yourself?
Focus on you
Take time to focus on yourself. Give yourself time to learn about what you like and don’t like. What music that you love to listen to or learn about the clothes you like to wear. This might sound not important but in reality, learning about yourself and the things you enjoy is so fundamental.
Get to know yourself and who you are. Listen to your inner voice. What makes you 'you'? Don’t stray just because other people might be different or into different things. In reality, the things you specifically like make you so extraordinary. Learn to love these things about yourself.
Keep an open mind
Authenticity flourishes when we experience the world wholly and from every perspective. Negative thinking keeps us trapped in judgment and limitation, which causes us to shut down our vulnerable, authentic self. Even if it’s difficult, challenge yourself to look at all sides of the situation. Transforming your negative thoughts into positive thoughts is an extremely beautiful, powerful thing.
Set kind boundaries
Boundaries are ways for you to make healthier choices for yourself. One way to do this is to allow yourself to become aware of how you are feeling and allow yourself to communicate openly with yourself and with others.
This could mean :
- Asking what you want from other people rather than expecting them to know
- Putting confidence in yourself and your values
- Telling others how they can help you
- Communicate openly with yourself and with others
Sometimes making these small changes and setting boundaries can seem tough. It can be a lot at first to ask yourself of these things. But, remember this is about valuing yourself. Small improvements move you towards greater self-worth.
Live by your own beliefs and values
You will recognize that you value certain things in life more than others. Learn what these values are and make sure that you stick to them. No one else can tell you what to believe in except for yourself.
Knowing what you value in life gives you a basis to go back to. If you ever feel lost in a choice or decision be confident in knowing that your values you hold in life will lead the way. Trust in yourself to make the appropriate decisions and choices you need to make.
Stick to your purpose
Identify what your purpose in life is and work at it every day. When you know what you’re working so hard for, it makes it easy to stick to your goals and not stray off the path.
This will help build trust in yourself since you will see yourself accomplishing many different goals. In return, you will follow through with your word often and prove your self-worth to yourself over and over again.
Be confident in what you care about
Lastly, build a love between you and what you love. Let the passion and inspiration fill you up and don’t allow anyone to knock that down. There’s a reason why what you do makes you so happy. Hold on to that. It’s special and important and it feeds your soul with what it needs.
Instead, share your love with others and teach them your ways. Don’t shrink yourself for others because it only translates that back to yourself, negatively.
Let it build you up and stand up tall.
We all forget to appreciate the little moments sometimes. Setting some time each day to practice self-care and write down how you’re feeling and what you’re grateful for is SO important to empowering your life and being true to yourself. Aim to write down three things in your life that you are grateful for each day. I use the Flourish & Fulfilled Gratitude Planner every day to help inject a little more calm, joy and mindfulness into my day-to-day.
Trust your intuition
We feel out of sync when we are not living authentically. Things just don’t feel right. Pay attention to any hunches, physical sensations, and impressions. They can be your instincts telling you that you are not being genuine. Be self-aware, listen to your body and trust your gut - you’ll feel when you are on track and living authentically.
Executing all of these powerful notions will allow you to live a happier life. When you're living an authentic life, you will enjoy everything more deeply because you're fully engaged in the moment. As a result, this will only ensure that you will carry yourself with more confidence and motivation in following your goals and development throughout life.
Put trust in yourself and learn to lean on your own shoulder. Once you build that relationship, it will be hard to let yourself down.