Just Be Yourself
Parents say it to their children all the time in a way to calm their nerves about meeting new people: “be yourself and you will be fine”. When the nerves hit the night before a job interview there will be someone close to you that will tell you “just be yourself and will be fine”. It’s a popular phrase we hear thrown around all the time in this self-development world. “Just be yourself”.
How often have you heard the phrase “just be yourself’, but have you ever thought what that actually means?
It’s said like it’s something that comes naturally.
But what if it doesn’t?
What if you aren’t even sure who you are because you’ve hid yourself from everyone, including yourself?
Or what if you aren’t even sure if you like who you are?
The key to learning to being yourself is discovering who you are!
So where do you start?
- Make time for yourself
To discover who you are, you need to make time for yourself and it’s okay if that ironing waits for another day. What is that one thing you want to try, but you keep coming up with excuses as to why you haven’t yet? Do it.
This isn’t about cutting people out of your life, it’s about learning where you need to say no a little more. How often do you over commit yourself, crashing in exhaustion at the end of the day?
- Have fun
This self-development world talks so seriously about finding yourself, and discovering who you are, and it can be approached as though you are a problem needing to be fixed. This isn’t the case, and this whole journey to creating a joy-filled life needs to have some fun built in. Sing, dance, play board games, stay up late one night eating pizza and chatting. Do something that brings a smile your face every day.
Discovering who you are isn’t something you can think yourself into, it’s something you need to take action on and experience.