How To Be Authentic
One of my favourite sayings is: “What makes you different is what makes you beautiful”. I love it and people who are most authentic are the happiest. Being authentic isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it!
Here are my top 10 tips on how to be authentic:
Don’t people please. Instead, live life true to your personal values and you’ll end up attracting the right people into your life who share similar values. Try to please everyone and you’ll end up pleasing no one.
Love what you love & embrace it! If you’re obsessed with 90’s rap then listen to it. Don’t try to ‘fit in’ or ‘be cool’ by listening to what everyone else likes. That is so boring! If you love watching true crime documentaries (like me) then watch them! Who cares if people think it’s weird? Their opinion doesn’t matter when you’re living your best life.
Stay true to your values & beliefs.
Learn that you can disagree with people and still be kind to them. When people share different values & beliefs, respect that they might just be living true to their authentic self and you do not need to be friends with everyone… But kindness goes a long way.
Other people’s opinions are not facts. Don’t let the opinions of others get in the way of you living your best life. Their opinions are formed from their own life’s experiences and have nothing to do with you.
Get a career you LOVE. Don’t just get a job that society deems to be ‘worthy’ or ‘acceptable’, get a job that lights up your soul day in and day out! You spend a significant portion of your life here.
Love yourself. You can’t be authentic if you don’t have self-love. Take care of yourself in ways that only you know how to do.
Question what you believe in and ask yourself why you believe it. Was this belief passed onto you by your parents as a child or is this genuinely something you believe in? Get clear on developing your own beliefs separate from what you may have been taught to believe in.
Be a safe human for others to be their most authentic self around and encourage those around you to embrace their authenticity.
Constantly analyze why you are doing the things you’re doing to check in with yourself and ensure it’s because you genuinely want to be doing it. It’s easy to get lost in a world that is constantly telling you what you should or should do.
How can you start living true to yourself and embrace your most authentic self? I want to see it!