Being Your Authentic Self

are you my kind of people?

LIFESTYLE

Jules

6/22/20232 min read

a woman sitting at a table with a cell phone
a woman sitting at a table with a cell phone

What does being authentic mean to you?

For me, I it means being unapolgetically ourselves and standing up for what we believe in.

In a world that constantly pressures us to fit into predefined molds, there's something truly liberating about embracing our unique quirks, flaws, and all the beautiful aspects that make us who we are.

Authenticity is the key that unlocks our true potential and allows us to live a life that aligns with our core values and desires.

So, why should you be authentically yourself?

When we show up as our genuine selves, we attract like-minded souls who resonate with our true essence.

Authenticity builds strong and meaningful relationships, creating a sense of belonging and a supportive community that uplifts us through life's ups and downs.

Being authentic frees us from the burden of comparison.

When we embrace our true selves, we release the need to constantly measure up to others' expectations.

Now, let's talk about how to hone the power of authenticity.

One powerful resource that I highly recommend is the book "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brené Brown.
In this insightful read, Brené beautifully reminds us that embracing vulnerability and imperfections is the pathway to living a wholehearted and authentic life. She encourages us to let go of the masks we wear and cultivate self-compassion, courage, and resilience.

To hone your authenticity, start by exploring your passions, values, and interests.

What makes your heart sing?
For ME, it's nature, animals, learning about medicinal plants, taking care of chickens and gardening.

What are the things you genuinely care about?
For ME, I believe in honesty and integrity. I value life. And I value good friendships with deep connections.

Align your actions with these passions and values, allowing your authentic self to shine through in all that you do.

Surround yourself with a supportive tribe.
Find your people. It's refreshing AF to connect with like minded people who make you come alive and give you the space to express yourself. They help you grow rather than cause you to sink into the background.

As we wrap up, I'll leave you with a powerful quote from "The Gifts of Imperfection":

"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are." - Brené Brown

Go ahead, give yourself permission to live your best authentic life. Embrace who you are, celebrate your uniqueness and watch the magic unfold around you.