Tuesday, 4 September 2012

How To Stay True to Yourself


I think that following your heart and listening to your guiding intuition is the most important thing you can do. Making choices that are for my well-being and happiness has led me to great opportunities and people. It is not always an easy process because following your heart is your journey and nobody else can tell you what feels good. But I can assure you, the energy spent in staying true to your values is well spent and completely worth it. People who share your vision will come into your life to inspire and support you. There are 5 powerful points that I will cover in this article so read on and stay inspired!

Sometimes doing what you feel is right is scary because it isn't what most people seem to be doing. But remember, this is your life and you have the power to create whatever it is that you want. And through making the choices that benefit your happiness, you will find incredible people. So face the fear and realize that on the other side of it is greatness and beauty beyond measure.

1 Learn to Say No

I know this is very hard for some people, but learning to say no is so important. It is not your job to take on the world, do everything and please everyone. Your focus is to do what you can and the things that bring you happiness. When you take the time to set your own limits, people will actually respect you more. And in the long run, you will accomplish more. You will feel more energetic, focused and productive.

2 Meditate 

Take some time (even 5 minutes) each day to relax and really be with yourself. Meditation can take many different forms- doing what is right for you is the best. Meditation can be as simple as sitting or laying down on the ground and paying attention to the breath. Be aware of the sensations in your body and the thoughts that arise in your mind, without judgement. I like meditating in the evening with a few candles after taking a warm bath!

3 Define Your Values and Stick to Them

What do you  believe in? What makes you feel happy? Sit down and take a few minutes to write down your values. What is important to you? The more you experience in life, the more opportunity you have to define your own belief system. Know what your values are and stick to them!

4 Surround Yourself with Like Minds

Be open to connecting with people who share your vision of life. If your friends are negative and critical, stop spending time with them and wasting your precious energy. Search for people who share the same passions that you do. Aim to be with positive and inspiring people for they will show you the world.

5 Ask for Help

If a challenging situation arises, realize that asking for help might be the simplest and most rewarding things you can do. Asking for help is actually a sign of strength and courage. Sometimes all it takes is a 20 minute conversation with someone to gain perspective, feel supported and become inspired.

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