There are many things in this world that we find difficult to find. Keys, friends, the answer to a question on an exam.
But one thing that you may find is if you search deep enough inside yourself, you will find what it is that’s been missing all along: your true self. This blog post discusses 17 tips and strategies for finding yourself!
How to Find Yourself
Finding yourself is a process. It can take weeks, years or even decades to find out who you are and what it means for you to be the person that YOU want to be. The great thing about this long journey of self-discovery?
You know when you find yourself because things just feel different: your outlook on life has changed, your interests have shifted, and you find yourself feeling more in control of who you are.
17 Simple Tips to Help You Find Yourself
1. Understand that self-knowledge is power
The first step to finding yourself is the most important of all. Knowing who you are and what makes up your personality will help guide you through life. By understanding who you are, it’s easier for others to understand too! This could be as simple as knowing your favorite color or having a good idea who you would spend the day with if it was your last.
Tip: Find out what makes up who you are by answering common questions about yourself. What do you like and what are your dislikes? What are your core beliefs and values?
2. Be true to yourself
It is important for you to find the things that make you happy, and more importantly, find what makes YOU happy.
By doing this, it’s easier to find where your passions lie in life. If there are any restrictions put on how someone should act or look like then find a different path because chances are what they want may not be what you want.
Tip: Try to find something that is relaxing and enjoyable for you, like taking a walk in the rain or listening to music.
3. Create your own path
Don’t feel like you have to follow the same paths as others. You may find that it is much more enjoyable with different perspectives and ideas.
The best way to find who you are is through making decisions for yourself, but also by understanding what makes up a person’s personality! There will always be people in life who don’t agree with you but find what does make up your personality and stick to it.
Tip: Understand the positive aspects of who you are by mixing in the negative- this will give a more accurate idea of who someone is.
4. Try new things
One way to find yourself is by trying new things. New experiences, people, and thoughts are the best paths for finding oneself.
Try your hand at a sport or instrument you’ve never played before. The first few weeks might be tough but once it starts getting easier you’ll find it was worth all of the time spent in practice!
Tip: Write down one new thing per week that you can try.
5. Express yourself
One way to find oneself is by expressing their feelings and thoughts. This can be done through journals, arts, or other forms of self-expression. Expressing your emotions will make it easier for others to understand who you are inside.
Tip: Write down a way that you could express yourself daily.
6. Find your passion
One way to find oneself is by figuring out what their passions are. This can be done through experiments and trying new things!
Try writing in different styles, drawing outside of the lines, or playing with letters on a page. After a while you’ll find something that sticks and then it’s much easier to find yourself!
Tip: Find what makes you happy and follow it.
7. Find the courage to make changes in your life that will help you find yourself
There will always be doubts and fears about changing one’s life, but change is good. Take the time to find yourself by making those changes that you’ve been thinking about for a while now.
Tip: Write down the biggest changes you need to make to reach your goals- these are the things worth fighting for!
8. Read or listen to inspirational books, podcasts, or music
Reading or listening to inspirational books, podcasts, and music can be a great way find oneself. This is because these are all things that will make you feel good about yourself no matter what!
Tip: Make sure to listen with an open mind- this will help find any truths hidden within the words of those who inspire us.
9. Learn something new every day
There are so many things that you could learn today! You may find a new opinion, idea or way of thinking. This is an easy and fun way to find oneself because it’s all about expanding your horizons for the future.
Tip: Try learning different languages with the free app Duolingo
10. Spend time with your family
One easy way to find oneself is by spending time with those who are closest. By being around people that you love and care for, it’s easier to find out what makes up a person’s personality!
Tip: Set aside some time each week to spend with family.
11. Explore new places
One way to find oneself is by exploring different places. Whether it be a city, state, or even country- find what they have in store for you! It will open up your eyes and make life more exciting because you never know what might come next…
Tip: Think about the best place that has captured your attention lately and plan a trip there.
12. Do what you love
One way to find oneself is by doing something that makes them happy. This could be anything from a hobby, sport, or job! By finding what someone enjoys and liking it too- their personality will come out in the process.
Tip: Write down a few things you find yourself doing and find the similarities.
13. Spend time with people who are similar to you
Try being around those who have similar interests, backgrounds or beliefs. Being among like-minded individuals will open up doors for new experiences that make it easier to find oneself.
Tip: Find someone who you find interesting and spend time with them to find out how it feels to be around that person.
14. Explore your emotions
One way to find oneself is by paying attention to what they are feeling inside and why they feel that way- this can help understand their true feelings and personality better!
Tip: Write when you find yourself feeling a certain way and explore the reason why.
15. Find time for yourself
Finding a little time for yourself will help find who you are. Whether it be a chance to read, meditate or just take some alone-time everyone needs something like this!
This is an easy way to find oneself because once someone understands themselves more they’ll find that everything else comes easier in life.
Tip: Set aside the time and space to spend time for yourself (even if it is only 20 minutes) per day.
16. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and find the courage to fail
One way of finding oneself is by not being afraid to do new things or make mistakes- because that’s how we learn! Sometimes failure makes success possible, but it all starts with trying something out.
Tip: Think about what are some challenges you’ve been afraid to take on in life, and how can find yourself through them?
17.Know your worth by being true to who you really are and what you want out of life.
When someone knows what they want out of life, it’s easy to find themselves. This is because someone will find the courage to pursue their dreams and thoughts- which are all things that makeup who a person really is!
Tip: What do you hope for your future? Write down a list of aspirations for the future.
In order to live a fulfilling life, one must take the time to explore themselves individually and as an individual within their community.
The thought of finding yourself might seem daunting. But the truth is, it’s easier than you think and can be done in a number of ways with some time and effort on your part. We hope these 17 tips help you find what we know will make you happy-yourself!