Most people reach a certain age and question if the live they are leading is the one that was truly meant for them. Many people think that if they took a different turn in their lives things would have turned out differently. If you are one of those people who finds themselves in a rut, below are a few tips to help you learn to stay true to who you are.
You should first of all stop living in the past if you are to be true to who you are. Try as much as you can to deal with any regrets that you have by learning from the mistakes so that you can forge ahead. Critical to learning from your past is accepting you made wrong choices and accepting yourself still even though you made bad choices.
For people who find it hard to stay true to who they are, co-dependence is something that creeps in their lives and their feelings and desires get lost in their relationships. When you get close to people, there is a tendency to think that what you want is what someone else wants which may not be true. While you listen to others, do not shut down your own voice ensure that you continue being true to your feelings, desires and dreams.
Verbalizing what you feel and want can be therapeutic and do not shy away from doing so. If you do not verbalize what you want no one will ever know what it is and they cannot assume they know what you want. For people to know what your unique voice is, you need to verbalize it.
Taking care of yourself is important if you are to stay true to who you are. For the most part, we tend to take care of everybody else and forgetting to take care of ourselves which may cause us to burnout. When you take care of yourself first, you gain positive energy that you can easily share with others.
Find out your natural gifts talents and abilities as well as the stuff you are actually good at. The simple things you love to do and enjoy can actually unlock your true self. By finding out the things you love, you can easily get great joy in doing them and actually get paid for them.
When it comes to making decision with others, find out if you really want that particular thing or is it being imposed on you. Learning to tell apart your feelings from what is being imposed on you is quite critical to staying true to yourself. When you find your own voice, you are able to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.