In reflection of my latest post, Being Unapologetically Me, I wanted to dive deeper into why YOU should be unapologetically yourself.
What exactly does being unapologetically yourself mean??
It means living a lifestyle free of shame, guilt and apologies for who you are. It means accepting, embracing and loving yourself, ALL of yourself, not just the parts that are believed to be “lovable”.
Here are my top 5 reasons why you should be unapologetically yourself!
1. TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED
Everyday is a true gift, not to be taken for granted! Why waste your most precious asset, time, pretending to be something you are not, living a lie when you could be living honestly and fully, just the way you were meant to be! Living the life you love, of purpose and with pure happiness!
Loving who you are now, not the past you or the future you, but the present you, will help you to be more present minded. Allowing you to live in the ‘now’, enjoying each moment while you can, instead of letting life pass you by!
2.YOU WERE BORN TO SHINE
You were created as uniquely and as beautiful as the stars in the sky; bright, bold, sparkly and shinning as bright as all the others!
Don’t ever let anyone or anything dim your sparkle!
In this time of social media and perfectionism everywhere you turn online, it can be extremely hard not to feel the need to “fit in” and to be like everyone else. Remember that comparison is the thief of joy.
Embrace the perfectly imperfect, beautiful being that you are! You are FLAWESOME!
3.YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF
You don’t owe anything to anyone but – YOURSELF!
You deserve the same level of respect, love, compassion, kindness, care, etc. that you willingly give to others. Learning to love who you are doesn’t always come easily or naturally, but it is a necessary skill to learn, especially in order to find true happiness. Happiness is always an inside job first. When we can fully accept, embrace and love the reflection in the mirror, we exude a confidence that oozes out for others to see.
If we are able to shift our perspective and change the thoughts we have about ourselves from negative to positive, we change the energy around us. Energies are contagious, especially positivity! #POSITIVEVIBESONLY
4.AUTHENTICITY IS HOT!
Authentic – Real – Raw …. What is more beautiful than someone living his or her life 100% authentically? NOTHING!
We all have a back stories, experiences, traumas – none of which we should be ashamed of! All of it is our truth. When we live in our truth, we live authentically.
Maybe you have scars, wear them proudly; they mean you have lived and each one tells a story.
Share bravely, who you are with the world. It will inspire and light the way for many others! There is wisdom in your wounds!
Remember: we are all a little cracked, that’s how the light gets in!
5.IF YOU CAN’T BE YOURSELF, WHO CAN YOU BE???
Just like an art portrait, be an original not a fake! Originals are ALWAYS worth more!
Don’t pretend to be something you are not to impress others. The right people will love you for exactly who you are and not try to change you or wish you were someone else. When you learn to love yourself and know your worth , it sets the tone for the relationships in your life.
You only have this one life, how will you choose to live it?
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