Learn about being authentically you, accepting yourself, and not caring what others think!

Being authentic can be tricky, even though it may sound simple. 

You see, most my life I thought I prided myself on being different and on being me. So, if you had asked me if I thought I was authentic I’d have probably said of course.

But, years later I see that for different reasons I wasn’t really being my authentic self. Now, I wasn’t to blame for anything and I didn’t know any better – it’s okay to be where we’re at. But now, knowing what I know and having become someone different, I can see more.

I can see that different things in my life made me insecure and afraid to be the real me. So, without realizing it, I put on a face and tried to be perfect so that I’d be loved and accepted. See, deep inside I thought the real me was unlovable.

Are you afraid of showing the real you? Do you think you need to be perfect in order for others to love you and accept you? If so, you might struggle with being your authentic self. And, this might be making life a lot harder for you than it has to be. So, maybe it’s time to accept the real you and stop worrying about what others think.

And, that’s the trap. Worrying or overthinking about what other people are thinking or will think about you.

Here’s my similar blog post on how to be authentic that you might want to read after this post!

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Be true to you, because it’s your life

Free yourself! It’s time to put you first, to realize it’s your life, and to not let anything or anyone steal this life from you.

And, it will probably feel like it was stolen from you if on your last day of life here you look back and feel you weren’t ever able to truly relax and just be you. Or, maybe the word that’ll come to mind won’t be “stolen” – maybe it’ll be “missed out”.

Either way, it’s worth asking yourself if you’re really being authentic and being true to you. Because, it’s your life after all.

Here’s a helpful blog post on how to build confidence as a woman & improve your life!

Start being authentically you, without apology

Start being authentically you, without apology, and stop trying to be perfect for others.

It can be exhausting to constantly work at being perfect, at being someone you’re not. No one, and I mean no one, is perfect. Not you, not me, not anyone we know – no matter how close to perfection they may seem.

So, it’s much better and easier to not compare yourself to anyone and to just be you. To not worry what others think, and to just think of what you want to be – for real. 

And, here’s the thing. If someone rolls their eyes at the real you, that’s an issue with them and their rudeness. That’s an issue with their own internal jealousy or unhappiness.

But, know that it has nothing to do with you. Never ever again be afraid to be the real you, to say what you want to say (firmly but with love), or to stand up for yourself – because you have that right. And, it’s a God given right.

Read my blog post on how to not let others shake your confidence!

Love yourself, release self doubt, & know your worth

God, the Universe, or whatever your name for it is, made you the way you are for a reason.

You weren’t a mistake that was made wrong. It’s just possible that you haven’t found your tribe yet (if you feel misplaced), and this world can be a cruel place at times as everyone’s able to choose how they treat people.

It’s time to let go of other people’s baggage (of what’s on them) – of their insincere comments, eye rolls, or unfair treatment of you. It’s time to let go of self doubt and perhaps even self sabotage, and believe that you’re worth so much!

It’s time to believe in yourself and in all the possibilities for you. And, mostly it’s time to love you. Love yourself, because God loves you. And, God knows you’re worth loving.

And, once you truly begin to love yourself you’ll find it much easier to start being authentically you – to be the real you who doesn’t over think what others think of you. If they like you, great. If they don’t, you’ll think that’s okay, the people meant for me will love me.

And, this is where life gets better. Because, you can breathe now! You can relax. You and life are just as you should be right now. And, you can just be you!

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Closing thoughts: Being authentically you & not caring what others think

I hope this blog post on being authentically you has been helpful and inspiring.

And, if I could say one sentence for you to remember and take with you it’s this…

Believe in yourself, love yourself, and be authentic.

You deserve it. Everyone deserves love, so give it to yourself. Don’t wait on someone else to determine you’re worthy of love or anything else. Just love and accept yourself!

And, like I said before, if any person at all doesn’t accept you or show you kindness just say, “That’s okay. The people who are meant for me will love me.”

And, feel God’s presence and love and know that you are never truly alone. You have others that love and accept you, even if you can’t see them.

Additional resources

The reason I mentioned believing in yourself and loving yourself before is because I feel these things relate to being able to be authentic. And, I believe my post with ways to show self love, self value, and confidence will help you!

Here’s my self love journal that’s on Amazon that will help you, too!

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