How to Stay True to Who You Are
When people reach a certain age, they tend to question their lives and are intentional about finding out if the life they are leading is one they truly wanted. Looking back, people may have questions of how things may have turned differently if they had done things a little bit differently or taken a separate turn. If you are one of those people who finds themselves in a rut, below are a few tips to help you learn to stay true to who you are.
To be true to who you are, then you should not live in the past. It becomes easy for you to forge ahead if you learn from your mistakes and take the valuable lessons that they brought you. Critical to learning from your past is accepting you made wrong choices and accepting yourself still even though you made bad choices.
Most times people who are not true to who they are usually codependent and their feelings and desires get lost in their relationships. It is not uncommon to have the tendency to feel that what someone else wants is what you want which may not be entirely true. Learn to listen to others but find out what your feelings, dreams and desires are without shutting down your own voice.
Learn to verbalize what you feel and want and do not shy from it. If you do not verbalize what you want no one will ever know what it is and they cannot assume they know what you want. Learning to isolate your voice from those of others and is important if you are to stay true to who you are and it is equally important.
Taking care of yourself is important if you are to stay true to who you are. You will most likely burnout if you are constantly taking care of others and not taking care of yourself. If you are to take care of everybody else around you then taking care of yourself first is important so that you have lots of positive energy to share with others.
Take time to also find out stuff that you are actually good at as well as the natural gifts, talents and abilities that you have. If you are to unlock your true self, then you need to begin doing the simple things you love and enjoy. Finding out those things can be quite beneficial for you and you can actually get paid for doing them.
Take time to find out if a decision is something you want or is it being imposed on you. To stay true to who you are, you need to find what you actually want in relation to what is being imposed on you. You are able to live a rich and fulfilling life when you find your own voice.
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