We all struggle with getting pulled in different directions in life.
With all the distractions that surround us on a daily basis, we may also struggle with staying true to ourselves.
By becoming self-aware of your feelings, emotions, environment, and life, in general, is an essential way of being true to yourself and overcoming those distractions.
Understanding your feelings and how to express them accurately and positively is paramount to being self-aware and honest with yourself.
Social peer pressures of popular demand can influence you to do what you think others want you to do rather than what you truly want to do.
But despite all of this, it’s essential to be true to yourself. Do not live for others…live your life for you. Do what makes you happiest.
Eat the whole cake if you want to, listen to the music you want to listen to, and be exactly the person you want to be…Do not be influenced by the masses.
Be an independent thinker, not a minion.
The Importance of Being True to Yourself
Being true to yourself is true happiness. Living an honest life is better than living a lie. Lies weight them that will only bring you down.
Letting go of the things that do not have a positive impact on your life is necessary in order to be true to yourself.
Doing the things that you love makes for a happy and healthy life.
Whether it is having hobbies such as hiking and camping for the always positive nature therapy, or simply making time to read your favorite book, it is important to be true to yourself by doing what you love.
Not to mention, being true to one’s self is beneficial to one’s mental health, which is important to maintain that happy lifestyle.
The importance of being true to yourself are countless.
10 Simple Ways to Be True to Yourself
1.Be Real with Yourself.
Be Honest. Get real with yourself. If you do not know who you are yet, start searching.
Find yourself and hold on to that person.
Don’t lose who you are in this world that is full of influencers trying to sway you from the path you are meant for, but holdfast and remain true to yourself.
Environmentally conscious. Be aware of your feelings and how to express yourself in a positive, honest way.
Remain grounded in a world full of vanity, greed, and fame-seeking. Focus on positive hobbies and causes.
3.Learn to say NO
To best serve your interests. For so many of us, the ability to say no can be such a challenge.
Learning to say no is a valuable life lesson.
Do not shy away from standing up for what you want out of life! Say no to whatever you want!
But say yes to things too! This will help you be true to yourself.
4.Find your TRIBE! Get a good group of friends and cherish them.
Your friends should be there to help keep you grounded and living your best life.
Friends are there to keep you honest and self-aware.
5.Stop trying to please others
Please yourself! It is a natural human instinct to want to please others.
Humans often seek the approval of their fellow species to validate their life and or actions.
Do not seek the approval of others! Live for yourself and do whatever is best for your soul.
6.DO YOU! You know what is best for you…so do it.
Ignore society’s peer pressure and do what is best for yourself.
With the constant bombardment of society and the media, it can be hard to know what to believe.
7. Trust YOUR Intuition.
That feeling in your gut, trust it.
Your intuition is a natural feeling that will help you make good decisions for yourself. In addition to helping keep yourself honest and true.
Nobody knows you better than yourself (if you are self-aware!) and trusting your intuition is key to getting what you want out of life.
Navigating this life can be troublesome at times. Trust yourself. You know what to do.
8.Let go of what does not have a positive impact on your life.
In order to be true to yourself, let go of the emotional baggage.
If something no longer has a positive impact on your life, let it go.
9.Accept that you as a human make mistakes…Learn the lessons and move on.
Admitting you are wrong is never fun, but it is important to learn how to accept that we all make mistakes.
It is how we learn from our mistakes that define us as humans.
The mistakes of life are lessons, learn the lessons, and move on with your life.
10.Be open and express yourself
Remain open-minded to learn new things, but do not compromise yourself and your beliefs.
Another life hack…learn how to express your feelings for optimal communication.
How to Know if You are Being True to Yourself
Ask yourself if you are happy with your life? Are you living the way you want to live?
If the answers are yes, then it is a guarantee that you are being true to yourself.
In general, the human species becomes quite unhappy when they aren’t being true to themselves.
Feelings of anxiety and stress are also ways of telling whether or not you are being true to yourself.
If you are not being true to yourself, you will know.
While knowing if you are being true to yourself can be tricky, but if you are truly self-aware, then it should be easy to realize whether you are being true to yourself or not.
The importance of being true to one’s self is apparent and a real issue for people throughout the world.
Mental health is vital to a desirable, happy lifestyle.
Do not live a life of lies, live your best life.
Whatever is best for your soul, do that!
Be true to yourself about what you need and what you want.
Being honest with yourself is the first step to becoming self-aware and understanding your feelings, needs, and how to handle all of them.
Life is like a wave that ebbs and flows with positive and negative periods.
Being true to yourself will help you to ride the wave and prepare you to make it through the hard times and enjoy the good times.