Truthful Tuesday Moment

Who are you? I mean, really, who are you?

And by this I mean, not 'what' you are, as in a lawyer, doctor, mum, dad, etc...

Challenging isn't it...to really look within and ask yourself...now, who am I? Who is my authentic self?

What does authenticity mean:

  • Speaking your opinions honestly in a healthy way
  • Making decisions that align with your values and beliefs
  • Pursuing your passions
  • Listening to the inner voice guiding you forward
  • Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and open-hearted
  • Setting boundaries and walking away from toxic situations

Everyone wants to be authentic. You want to be true to yourself, not a slavish follower of social expectations. You want to 'live your best life,' pursuing your particular desires, rather than falling in line with whatever everyone else thinks happiness requires. Studies have even shown that feelings of authenticity can go hand in hand with numerous psychological and social benefits: higher self-esteem, greater well-being, better romantic relationships and enhanced work performance.

If we consider the difficulty in how we try to unpack and respond to that question ourselves, it would also be fair to suggest that most other people are in the same boat...not really knowing who they are and projecting what they are.

Imagine for a moment if we could all just share who and not what we are, how many of our life's decisions would be different...would they be smarter, wiser, better, more authentic?

Think about your relationships with your friends, partners and loved ones...think about how you feel going out in public and balancing the 'my authentic self'...as in, who you are, as opposed to showcasing what you feel you should project...as in, what you are/look like/should say etc.

Can you see how we could make life complicated for ourselves by being what not who and in turn, uncomplicating life by being authentic.

Is it time for you to know who you are?

In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen, really seen.

BRENÉ BROWN

Let me help you find your authentic self...call to start your exciting journey of self discovery now.

 

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