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How to Simply be Yourself

November 18, 2015

It would be ironic to suggest that we can teach you how to be yourself – only you know who you are, right? But these tips will certainly provide you with methods to help unearth the real you.

Forgive

Do we sound like an old record yet? Good! Because forgiveness is key to your happiness; holding onto the past will only prevent you from moving on. So, we’ll keep spreading the word on forgiveness until it becomes mainstream. 

The beauty of forgiveness is that it releases all bad feeling you have about another person, or a past situation, and allows you to heal. Put it this way, holding onto anger only punishes you and you’ll suffer greatly from replaying the same story in your mind over and over again. Don’t be afraid to forgive, it’s probably a lot simpler to do than what you think – you simply have to be willing to do so, and the universe the take care of the rest.

Love Yourself

The more you love yourself, the better your life will be – you’ll have improved relationships, better career prospects and improved wellbeing but most of all, you’ll be comfortable with being yourself. It’s impossible to love another person, or indeed be kind to yourself, if you don’t love who you are. And doing so isn’t an act of selfishness, in fact it’s quite the opposite – the more you love yourself, the more love you can offer to the world and people around you.

Loving yourself means setting boundaries, staying true to yourself and forgiving yourself. It is also crucial to stop being self-critical and accept who you are. Shift your focus off your flaws and onto your qualities. You are a unique being – there is not one other person on this entire planet that has the same personality, appearance, or feelings as you, so start appreciating your individuality!

Allow Natural Change

It doesn’t matter where you are in life right now, it’s never too late to get on the right path and make good changes. When you begin to love yourself more, you will find that some of your relationships will change, or could even dissolve – don’t resist this change, it simply means you are experiencing a period of self-growth and the people leaving your life no longer have a place in it. See it as flushing out the bad to make room for the good, it’s a positive movement. 

The Journey to Being You

While change is certainly necessary, you can’t spend your life waiting till you get that perfect job, or lose weight, or find that perfect partner, before you feel happy being you. That approach doesn’t work because you’ll never be truly satisfied with your life, if you can’t appreciate it now. Choose to love yourself today, choose to feel good about your life now and choose to appreciate yourself for who you are – and then just watch as your life improves right before your very eyes.

Many people don’t know who they are, where they want to be, or how to get there. But life is a journey, not a destination (excuse the cliche but it’s true). You are constantly evolving, and you’ll spend your entire life learning about yourself and the world around you.

-SA

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