When it comes to living life in the truest sense, it is important for every person, including you to embrace your authentic spirit. When you are being your authentic self, that is when you thrive and form a beautiful relationship with yourself. So, how to be your authentic self, and what is the ideal way for finding your authentic self?
So often, we get trapped in a relationship with ourselves that doesn’t reflect who we truly are. We build lives that may start off with good intentions, but after a while, we find ourselves drifting through life as someone we don’t even recognize.
If you’ve ever taken a look at yourself and your life and asked “Who is this?” or “How did I get here?” or “How am I going to get out of this?” you probably know what I’m talking about.
Usually, when talking about relationships, we’re talking about something that happens between two people. However, the most important relationship we can have is internal—between our own authentic spirit and us.
Building a good relationship with your authentic spirit starts with a few questions: Does your life reflect who you really are, or who you want to be? Are you allowing your true self to show? If not, you might want to consider making some personal changes.
Change is an Opportunity
At any moment, you can make the decision to change directions and start to reconnect with your spirit. It will take a lot of work, but I promise that it will be so worth it in the end. Take a look at your life, and if it doesn’t reflect who you really are, make the choice to change directions.
Often, we outgrow our commitments or habits that we made years ago without realizing it. These commitments and habits shape our lives over time, and we lose sight of our true selves. Consider this your invitation to wake up, and ask yourself to allow your authentic spirit to truly shine through again.
Focus on Your Feelings
Over time, we often learn to take care of others before we consider ourselves. As life passes, we fall into a rut where we forget about ourselves completely and focus solely on the needs and wants of those around us.
This can become an incredibly draining way to live, and before you know it, you’re unhappy and don’t feel like yourself, and you don’t really know why. In connecting to your authentic self, you need to learn when and how it is appropriate to care for others, and when it’s time to step back and care for yourself.
Be honest with yourself, and sooner or later, you’ll begin to remember your true passions and desires.
As a woman, I often get caught up in accommodating others and going with the flow instead of expressing myself. In the last few years, I’ve gone through a lot of changes. I lost my whole identity, and at first, it felt awful. However, I realized it was an opportunity for me to remember who I really am, outside of taking care of everyone else. I was able to remember who I really wanted to be.
One way to start is simply to take note of your own feelings. Ask yourself how you feel, and then write it down. The answer might not be easy at first, but with practice, you’ll learn to recognize your true feelings. A good way to practice is to start a journal and record your own thoughts and feelings every day.
Write down what you really want. This is important: it is easy to know what you don’t want, but sometimes we’re so disconnected from what we actually do want, we’ve lost sight of it completely. Write it down. Be honest with yourself, and sooner or later, you’ll begin to remember your true passions and desires.
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