Living an Authentic Life

Do you want to be the best version of you?
Are you just going through the motions in life or do you approach every day with excitement?
Do you find yourself waiting for some future event to occur before you take action?

We only have one life, and it is our responsibility to live it to the fullest. Even if you fall off the wagon one hundred times on your way to achieving your goals, you can get right back on the right track. Simply change your mind to do it.

Does this sound too easy? Well, it is just that easy. Think about what you truly want in this life and decide right now that you will allow yourself to achieve it. We can never truly be happy if we spend all of our time trying to please other people.

photo of girl in bunny slippers with puppyCreate your own identity and take the time to become who you want to be. Life can be magical only if you let it. If you want to wear bunny slippers in the middle of the day – then do it! If you love animals, adopt a rescue or volunteer at a shelter.

We only get the one life – there is no take two. So why not embrace your inner voice and give yourself permission to be precisely who you were born to be.

What Does It Mean to Live an Authentic Life?

You may have heard the phrase, “Be Yourself.” But it can be harder than it sounds. Many of us living a modern day life don’t take the time to think about who we really are and what would truly make us happy. Somehow it gets lost along the way. We become too busy taking care of other people’s wants and needs, whether this is our children, our bosses, our spouse or our parents. While it’s important to give of yourself, it is equally important to allow ourselves the time to focus on our own wants and needs.

When you don’t take time for yourself, you may wake up one day and just be unhappy. But you don’t understand why. This is the time to take stock of our lives and focus on our purpose in life and what makes us happy. Only when we allow ourselves the time to focus on our ourself, can we live an authentic life.

So how exactly do you do this?

  1. Quiet other people’s voices and allow your inner voice to come through
  2. Be sure what you think, feel, act and value are in line with each other. If you say you are a joyful person, make sure your actions are in agreement with your words. You don’t need to be perfect or even try to be – just be who you truly are at the core.
  3. Give yourself permission to be fully human with all your unique facets and flaws. Allow all parts of yourself to exist and be honored.

The Benefits of Living Truthfully

The benefits of living your truth are many. As you begin to figure out who you are and start allowing yourself to live authentically, you will be rewarded with many benefits, such as:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Less Anxiety and depression
  • Fewer food or addiction issues
  • Finding more meaning in life and satisfaction
  • Experience increased happiness and joy
  • Becoming more creative

One of the most profound benefits will be to inspire other people also to live their truths. You will find as you allow yourself to become your true self, other people will feel empowered to take the same action. In this, you will be giving the greatest gift to those around you.