In a world where to be accepted by others is almost a rule, today I want to share 12 ways to be simply you and love yourself.  First, you need to accept who you are and find peace with your true self. Nobody is perfect.

Someone right here is turning 40 in a couple of months.  It’s pretty obvious that I am having a serious moment right now. I am half way there… My entire life I thought when you are 40, you ARE old. But I don’t feel OLD at all. I actually feel pretty good about myself and where I am right now. Over the years with the ups and downs in life and all my experience, I’ve learned that age is just a mindset. Each one of us have a different path in life, and that the beauty of it. We are here to share, love and learn from each other, not compete against each other.

ˈmīn(d)set/  an attitude, disposition, or mood. an intention or inclination.

When you are younger, you’re willing to go along with the crowd. Fitting in and being liked used to be more important than expressing your true self. No matter how old you are, I wanted to remind you that you are okay and beautiful, in and out, just the way you are. The people who matter appreciate you. That’s all you need! Trust me!

So today I want to share 12 ways to be simply you, so you can easily use every day to become successful, happy, confident and fulfilled in all parts of your life. And, most important… to be simply you along the way!

Love yourself unapologetically

When you come from a place of unapologetic authenticity, people get to see the REAL you. Stop apologizing for being you. Remember people that are in your life, love you and will honestly LOVE YOU FOR BEING YOU.

Practice self-confidence

Improving self-confidence takes practice! Set daily reminders that you are worth it. Having a strong self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have.  Smile, you are beautiful!
click ➾ Deepak Chopra – Acceptance 

 

Learn to follow your passions

Never give up on your dreams. I have gone through a few different career paths, but they were all things I enjoyed and had a strong passion for. You can have multiple passions.  Just make sure you are doing things that give you drive and leave you feeling like you have a purpose. Do what you love, love what you do! Cheesy, but true. You will have to make sacrifices. It will be a lot of hard work. But above all, don’t let someone stop you from following your dreams.

Keep yourself educated

Education can be very powerful. Never stop learning. Challenge yourself as that is when growth happens.  Be curious about things, question things!  Never lose your sense of wonder.

 Make mistakes

I think this quote says it all. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw.

Experiment

Ask yourself,” how often do I try new things?” Never stop growing. Never stop trying new things. Yes, I say this a lot but it’s so important! Experimenting is the best way to FIND yourself.

Find joy in the journey

The world is always going to be full of ups and downs. So you might as well sit back and enjoy the ride. Because life goes by fast.  If you want to do something do it! If you want to change, then change. If you love someone say it out loud now!  Find ways to enjoy the bumps in the road.

Help others

Stop judging people. Practice empathy.  Be nice to everyone as you do not always know the battle they are secretly fighting! Respect others. Love one another. Because we are all in this together.  Be an inspiration!

Surround yourself with positivity

Be around people that bring you up! It’s important to get rid of people and things that bring you down! Keep your environment as positive as you can as it will impact your overall thoughts and emotions.

 

Be unique

Stand out in the crowd.  This goes back to point number 1 and love yourself for being you. This is scary to do when you feel like you should be doing what others are doing. But remember to do what makes you happy and everything else will work out!  Plus, what’s so great about being normal?

Learn to trust the process

Hang tight. Hold on. Have faith. Trust yourself, whether you actually know what you are doing or not. Refer to tip 6 and 7!

Stop trying to be perfect

Being perfect is overrated. We are far from perfect and have lost the desire to be it. Do what makes you happy! Keep Trying new things and enjoy as you learn and grow.

Friends, those are my 12 ways to be simply you! I hope this gives you inspiration to go out and be YOU too. Live your life to the fullest. Now it’s time to make your day, week, month or year the best one yet! Who is with me?

 

What would you add to the list? Anything I’ve missed?

 

Love,

 

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I am! Needed this post today! xoxo

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