To be authentic means to be true to oneself. Being true to oneself becomes increasingly difficult as we grow older because of the experiences we face and the need to feel accepted by others.
If you are facing this crisis in your life, here are 5 tips to help you on how to be authentic and not care what other people think.
Embrace your preferences
Every human being is different so we definitely all have different preferences. Embrace your preferences even if they might seem odd or weird to other people.
They make up who you are. People will like you more for being your true self than to pretend to be someone you are not. If they don’t like you, it is okay.
If you know what you like and are not afraid to express it, the right people for you will be attracted to you.
Listen to your intuition
Listening to your intuition will help you to stay true to your true self. Your inner voice usually knows what you want and is trying to lead you in that direction.
When you stay grounded and listen to your inner voice more, you often will be satisfied with your decisions and their consequences instead of listening to what everybody else has to say. This is not to say that you cannot take advice from others, it simply means that you are willing to carefully consider what you really want for your life.
Do not Overthink
At times it may be just that you find yourself in a situation where you think that the people around you are thinking less of or looking down on you. Bear in mind that you are only “thinking” that way.
Often, the real situation is that everybody is preoccupied with their own thoughts and troubles and they really do not .care.
Even if they were thinking about you, there are very ow chances they are thinking the thoughts you are thinking on their behalf
Be aware of how much you can take from other people and what your limit is. It is okay to say no to people sometimes.
Do not feel bad about how their reaction will be when you are not available for them. You have the right to make decisions in your own life and people should just accept it.
Know what you want
When you know what you want, you will care less of what other people think of you. You will live your authentic true life and really do the things that bring you happiness.
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