It’s really sad that there are many people out there who feel like they are living a lie. Yes, you read it right – “living a lie.” So, what does this mean?
It means that such people are avoiding expressing how they really feel. They’re suppressing and hiding their feelings. They’re avoiding, too, sharing their opinions with others when they disagree over something. They’re doing things that they don’t actually want to do – they simply think they are supposed to.
They’re ignoring their own needs and desires and they’re prioritizing those of others. They’re constantly comparing their own successes with those of other people. And they’re constantly trying to fit in the crowd.
So, how do you know that you don’t fit this category of people?
Here are 8 sure signs you are being true to yourself.
1. You express your feelings and thoughts freely and openly.
You are not afraid to speak your mind. When talking to others, you freely share your opinions no matter how different they are from those of the person standing in front of you.
2. You are always honest with yourself.
You’re in touch with your emotions. You’re well aware of what you think and want. You’re aware of your insecurities and fears, too, and most importantly, you’re not afraid to face and overcome them.
3. You don’t care about what others think of you.
You’re aware that there will always be someone who won’t like you. There will always be someone who will talk behind your back no matter how good you are to them. There will always be someone who will envy your happiness and success – and you are just fine with all that.
Because you’d never try to change so as to impress others and make yourself more likable. You know who you are and you accept and cherish yourself just the way you are.
4. You make your own needs a priority.
It’s not like you think that your feelings, opinions, needs, and wishes are more important than those of others or that you are a selfish, conceited person. Rather, you simply know what you need in order to feel mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy and balanced and you’re not afraid to say no to requests that are opposed to that.
You are sometimes willing to sacrifice and make compromises for other people, but you always keep in mind that you should never put other people’s needs before your own.
5. You live your life in accordance with your own principles and values.
You know what a socially acceptable life looks like: Get a university degree, find a good job, climb the social ladder, get married, and start a family, but you have seriously questioned if this is right for you. Perhaps it is, but if you’ve already decided to go this route, that’s because it aligns with your own beliefs, principles, and values.
6. You surround yourself with individuals that accept and love you for who you are.
You surround yourself with people who bring happiness and a sense of fulfillment into your life. People who fill you with joy and positive energy. People who bring out the best in you. People who believe in you and support you. People who really want to see you happy and succeed in life. People who are worthy of your attention and trust. People whom you know will always be there for you.
7. You follow your intuition.
You listen to what your gut feeling is telling you because you know that you’re the only one who knows what is best for you.
Since you have committed a lot of time and energy to learning to make a difference between the voice of fear and truth, you’re able to recognize the difference between preventing yourself from doing something because you’re afraid and waiting for the things that feel right.
8. You try to become the best version of yourself.
You are well aware of your weak sides. You know what parts of your life need to be improved and you work hard to achieve that. You enjoy broadening your knowledge of the world around you and gaining new skills. You’re also not afraid to step out of your comfort zone and venture into the unknown.
Additionally, you make sure you break yourself of bad habits and develop new and healthy ones that will enable you to become the best version of yourself.
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