Spring gives us many gifts and it is a great time to reboot. How about we take steps towards being our true authentic self and free ourselves of the old, out of date pressures, expectations and negative stories.

Here’s Mind Coach Alison Blackler’s words of wisdom to step into your truth….

  • Embrace the weird: Your quirks are your magic. Don’t dim your light to fit in.
  • Silence the critic: Self-doubt whispers lies. Believe in the voice that says “you are enough.”
  • Be you, not them: Comparisons steal your joy. Celebrate your unique journey.
  • Honesty is freedom: Speak your truth, even if it trembles. Authenticity liberates.
  • Values are your compass: Live by what matters, not what others expect.
  • Imperfection is beautiful: Embrace your flaws. They make you, you.
  • Growth is lifelong: You are not a finished product. Evolve, learn, and become.
  • Let go of approval: You don’t need everyone’s applause. Find validation within.
  • Vulnerability connects: Share your true self. Deeper bonds await.
  • Be the change: The world needs your unique spark. Shine it bright.

Remember, being your authentic self is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the ride!

Deepening the Dive into Authenticity

Beyond the Buzzword:

Authenticity isn’t just about expressing yourself freely. It’s about living in alignment with your values, even when it’s uncomfortable. It’s about knowing your boundaries and saying “no” when they’re crossed.

It’s not about being liked by everyone. True connection comes from being your genuine self, even if it means attracting criticism or losing people who don’t resonate with you.

It’s a continuous process, not a one-time achievement. As you grow and evolve, your authentic self will change too. Embrace the journey of self-discovery.

Practical Steps

  • Practice self-reflection: What are your values, passions, and fears? Journaling, meditation, and spending time in nature can help you connect with your inner truth.
  • Challenge limiting beliefs: Are there stories you tell yourself about who you are and what you’re capable of? Identify and rewrite those narratives.
  • Step outside your comfort zone: Try new things, express yourself creatively, and connect with people who challenge and inspire you.
  • Set healthy boundaries: Learn to say “no” to requests that don’t align with your values and needs. This protects your energy and allows you to show up authentically.
  • Embrace vulnerability: Share your true self with others, even when it feels scary. Vulnerability fosters genuine connection and allows others to see and appreciate you for who you are.

Remember…

Authenticity is a muscle that needs to be exercised. Be patient and kind to yourself as you learn to live more authentically.

There will be challenges. You may face judgment, rejection, or misunderstanding. Stay true to your path and trust that the right people will appreciate your authentic self.

Living authentically is a reward in itself. It brings greater joy, fulfilment, and connection to your life.

Bonus

  • Seek support: Consider therapy, coaching, or joining a community of like-minded individuals for guidance and encouragement on your journey.
  • Read books, articles: Explore resources on authenticity, self-compassion, and boundaries.
  • Listen to podcasts and fill your mind with helpful information
  • Start small: Choose one area of your life where you can begin to be more authentic and build from there.

I hope this helps you dive deeper into the exciting and rewarding journey of being your authentic self!

Good luck, Alison

alisonAbout Alison

Alison is an award-winning Mind Coach, Public Speaker, Facilitator and Published Author.

She is the Founder of 2minds, a transformational coaching business 14 years ago, having worked in the NHS for 24 years.