Being yourself allows your personality to shine through, which helps you connect with others. Being genuine also encourages you to be true to your values.
You will only be your shining self if you truly believe you are awesome! Write a list of all the things you love about yourself and read it when you are feeling low.
1. Be genuine
Authenticity means being true to your personality, beliefs, and values. It can be challenging, but it is worth it. Embracing your authenticity can lead to greater self-confidence, better decisions, and a more fulfilling life.
Genuine people are happy with who they are and don’t need the approval of others to feel comfortable. They are able to listen without judging, and they are open-minded to new ideas.
Becoming a genuine person can also help you to create genuine relationships. When you are able to be yourself, you will attract like-minded people who will support and encourage you. This will allow you to live a more fulfilling life and silence the voice of manipulation, which is often heard when we’re not being ourselves. Your friends will know you for you, and they will love you for it!
2. Be yourself
Ultimately, being yourself means being genuine and honest with others. This includes not saying things you don’t believe or avoiding speaking your mind for fear of offending someone. Having a good sense of ethics and values is essential as well.
If you don’t have a strong personality, it can be hard to be yourself around others. This may not always be a bad thing, but it can become problematic if you feel like you have to hide parts of your character to be socially acceptable.
Be sure to surround yourself with people who appreciate and understand your personality. This will make it much easier to be yourself in any situation. Eventually, this will lead to you having more confidence while socializing. This is how you become a true person who isn’t afraid to show their authenticity.
3. Be kind
Being kind can look a variety of ways. It can be as simple as smiling at a stranger or making eye contact, or as complex as volunteering to help others, sharing a favorite recipe with someone who may enjoy it, or checking in on friends and family members.
Empathy goes hand-in-hand with kindness, so be sure to give others the benefit of the doubt. They may be going through a difficult time and just need a little extra love.
Being kind to yourself can also be hard, but it’s vital. Taking care of yourself by getting enough sleep and eating healthy, watching less news and more inspirational content on social media, and saying “I love you” to those close to you are just a few things that can show you’re being kind to yourself.
4. Be positive
You can’t be your best self if you’re always thinking negatively about yourself. Be proactive about embracing your positive attributes and qualities by making a list of your strengths and talents.
Think about your favourite things to do and make a conscious effort to spend time doing those things as often as possible. It’ll help you feel happy and boost your confidence levels.
When you’re confronted with negative self-talk, replace it with positive thoughts – such as “I enjoy working out” instead of “I hate exercising”. And remember that there’s no one else on Earth like you – and that’s something to be proud of! You’re unique. Show this off to your friends and family. They’ll love you for it. And you’ll feel so good about yourself!
5. Be confident
Often, the best way to become more confident is to get to know yourself. This means noticing when you feel the least confident (and what’s going on around them), and then taking steps to understand what forces are working against your confidence.
A great starting point is to start a confidence journal. Write down all the things you’re proud of in your life, big or small – then when you feel low, refer back to this list.
Another helpful way to boost your confidence is to practice positive visualization. Visualizing a specific situation – like delivering a presentation or asking for a promotion – helps your brain believe that it already happened, which will make you more likely to succeed in the real world.