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“Finding yourself” is not really how it works. You are not a ten-dollar bill that you found in a coat pocket. You are not lost.
Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew throughout your life that eventually became your belief of who you are.
“Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself!
An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering of who you were before the world got its hands on you!
Life has its dark times, but you need to understand that you are strong enough to pull yourself out of that dark tunnel and welcome the light. The light of happiness is just around the corner and you can experience your true self at its finest by practicing positive habits.
“To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.” — Alex Ebert
Life can be fascinating and you want to wake up each day not knowing if something new and exciting can happen. Do something, even if it is small that you usually wouldn’t do. Take any intriguing opportunity that comes your way, especially if it is a challenge, do it! You can experience the thrill of being spontaneous and you can reap the rewards!
- Enter a contest on the radio
- Call someone you didn’t speak to for a while
- Start a side hustle
Make life exciting! live free and you will grow, learn, and be happy!
There is something special about a list that you wrote. It is in your writing, and it acts as a reminder that you made this intentionally for yourself and for your well-being. Make two lists. One for your goals and the other of everything (big or small) you are grateful for. Place it in a location where you will see it each day.
The lists alone will entice you to wake up and carry you on a great path throughout the rest of your day. By doing this you remind yourself of everything you want to live for! You have something to work towards, you have a purpose, and you have exciting accomplishments ahead of you!
I know we have heard this before but I felt it is important to bring it up. We tend to get caught up in everyday life and we forget to make time for ourselves and do what we enjoy!
- Watch your favorite movie
- Read your favorite book
- Heck! Get your favorite bottle wine on a Tuesday!
- Start blogging if you didn’t start already! Go for it!
- Start painting
- Wood carving! Why not!
Remember that one thing you wanted to do before you decided you are too scared to do it? You should do that thing today! Remember you are stronger than your fears! You got this!
Finding yourself again can be a struggle! I know because I have been there, but I know you have the strength to push through.
Now stand up… Really! Put your hands in the air! And say “I can do this for me!”
By putting these practices in place you will make a substantial difference in your life! So, when are you going to start if you don’t start today?