It's easier to be your true self, yet what does it even mean? Here are some of the answers!
Authentic people are highly valued, and it's not that hard to see why: if you're a phony, why would someone trust you? Yet, to be entirely accepted by society, we tend to change and remove everything that made us unique in the first place.
Authentic people aren't following the herd: they are trendsetters, always loyal to their values. Here are some of the qualities which will make you appreciate them more as well as reasons why you shouldn't change your true self just to be accepted by others.
Authentic souls aren't afraid to look at themselves, be curious about who they are and what they want.
They are aware they won't stay the same forever, so authentic people also think about their future selves and how much they will grow.
Living in the now
It's not easy living in the present, but the more you're true to yourself, the more likely you'll be living in the now.
An authentic person understands that everyone changes and that life is a day-by-day struggle to make the most of our short lives here.
Long term thinking
When you're self-reflective and don't spend time dwelling on the past, it's natural to look at the bigger picture.
Authentic individuals always make long-term plans, which allows them enough space to adjust to upcoming situations.
Consistent and responsible
Since you're not spending time trying to figure out who you are or what you want from life, it's easier to be emotionally compatible and to take responsibility for your actions.
Additionally, authentic people tend to be honest and drama-free, which may make them look cruel. But, it's essential to understand that honesty has a price, and they simply don't want to deceive others.
Authentic people are grounded, so they know they make mistakes daily. Of course, they have certain prejudices, but overall, they don't like to judge.
When you have that kind of self-worth, you're open-minded. You won't get along with everyone, nor will everyone love you. And that's ok because you're at peace with yourself and that's all that truly matters!
It's not as easy as it sounds, but going back to your true self, living in the now, and listening, instead of just talking, will make your life easier. You can't please the world, so don't spend your life trying to do so!