Tips for Being True to Yourself
Most people want to be themselves, but there is a common derailment – worrying about what others will think about you. In the world of social media and constant comparisons, this isn’t surprising. But being yourself is all about being authentically you, and doing so without apology. Here are some helpful tips for being true to yourself.
- Be who you are, be your genuine self.
- Follow your own value system and common sense.
- Listen to the advice of others, but make up your own mind.
- Recognize, appreciate, and develop your unique talents.
- Stand up for what you believe in and you will gain respect.
Believe in Your Own Morals and Values
To be true to yourself means to hold on to those values you have, the morals you live your life by. You probably already know what they are, even if you aren’t religious or spiritual. Everyone has the codes of honor they choose to live by, whether because you developed it over time, or it was taught to you and you continued the tradition.
Stand by your values, speak up about them, and don’t shy away just because you think others might not understand. You know what you stand for and why.
Don’t Let Others Bring You Down
Other people will always have opinions and judgments, but that is their problem, not yours. What other people think has nothing to do with you. It comes from their mind, their opinion, and often their own life experiences. People who tend to be overly critical or judgmental of others, especially bullies, are often having their own struggles with security and self-esteem. While it is okay to feel sympathy for them, don’t let them bring you down.
Stand Up for What You Believe in
Whether you see someone make a statement you don’t agree with, or you feel like someone is being treated unfairly, stand up for what you believe in. Stand up for other people. Stay true to yourself by doing what you feel is right. This comes from your own inner values, the things you truly believe in. This is just as much a part of who you are as the color of your hair, your favorite television show, and your political affiliation.
Have Gratitude for Your Gifts, Talents, and Traits
Start expressing more gratitude in your life by being appreciative of everything you have, all your personality traits, your physical attributes, your talents, and your gifts. Be grateful for the education that helped you learn something new, the creative part of you that makes beautiful things, the skills you were born with that come easy to you.
Be Authentically You
It can be hard to authentic, especially in a world where you feel constantly judged and scrutinized. To be authentic simply means to be you, how you want to be, what you want to present to the world. Not having to blend in or fit the status quo – just being YOU.