Be yourself and relax by being authentic.
Not only is it okay to be yourself but you’ll also attract more of what you want in life by being true to yourself.
You can be the best version of yourself by honoring your feelings, by doing what you want, saying the words that are true to you.
Here are a few examples of authenticity and how someone might express themselves in an authentic way.
1) I eat dessert first. Not all the time but when I’m craving chocolate and there’s a good dessert available, I’m going to eat it first. It’s something that makes me feel happy to be an adult.
I know that when I eat desert, I’m going to have to go to the gym to work off those calories, but it’s in my wheelhouse to do that and it’s worth it for me. I enjoy it and don’t worry what other people may think about it.
2) Rock out your passion. People, in general, often do not have the courage to pursue their passions. Still they have a way of convincing others that its weird or out of the norm to focus 100% energy one thing and may call it obsessive or unhealthy.
Our world needs more specialized experts and more people who are more passionate about what they do and life. So, if you’re into bugs, be the best bug guy you can be. If you’re into turtles and tortoises, (name drop: Kelly Hull), be the expert in tortoises and rock it out!!
3) Say “No” to Peer Pressure: This can be if you’re a young person or a habit you developed as a young person and brought with you into adulthood. From smoking, to doing drugs, being mean, shoplifting, etc… Ask yourself, “Is this really “me”? Is this something I want people to associate with me when they think of me? Is this who I view as my ideal self? If no, KICK IT!
It’s never too late to make a change and become more and more your ideal self every day.
So relax and be yourself. Today, go out there and be the best version of yourself that you know how to be and if you do or say something that doesn’t feel right, just decide not to do that again.
Here is a simple Hatha Yoga exercise called the sun salutation that is easy and will help you relax.