Honey Be Yourself
We’re growing up (aka getting old) so quickly and it’s sad when most of us can’t even be who we are. Since today is my birthday, I wanted to share my thoughts through my life experiences on why it’s very important to live your life for YOU and to be YOURSELF.
I grew up in a society where people love to compare themselves to others. Never feeling secure about who they are. Most people just wanted to be like someone else but never themselves. They cared more about others’ opinions and feelings and forgot to care for their own. They respected themselves less than they should have. They loved to smile but underneath their happy faces, you can hardly find the real happiness inside. Sounds terrible, right?
I once lived in that kind of society and I let that society guide me for the longest time. Over two decades, I never felt truly happy about who I was. It didn’t matter how hard I tried to improve myself (to be like someone else), and even though I achieved my goals, I never felt satisfied with what I put myself into. It was always something else that I wanted to do and be. I have to say that I never appreciated who I was but now I do.
Since I’ve learned a lot from my past, I’ve realized how important it is to be and love who I am. I wanted to share with you today 5 important reasons why you need to be yourself. Let’s get into it, shall we?
You will feel amazing.
The first important reason why you should be yourself is the amazing feeling you will feel. Not being yourself can bring a lot of stress, headache, and depression to some. Because you are trying to live someone else’s life that wasn’t fit for who you are. Hence, by being yourself you can help get rid of (or avoid) all those problems. Then you will be able to decide what is good and not good for yourself by yourself. Which links to happiness because you are creating your own life you love and that feels pretty amazing!
No more pretending.
You don’t have to pretend and have to please everyone around you anymore if that’s not who you are. If you are a pleaser type, good for you. But it’s not good to pretend to be or do something thats opposite of what you want. You will be able to learn to adapt yourself to each situation and you can make the best choice on how to interact with others your own best way. The appropriate way without having to pretend.
You will love yourself more.
At one point you will love and care more about yourself than ever before. You will then know that you are super important as this quote by Diane Von Furstenberg says, “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”. That’s right! You will live with yourself until the end so why not give credit, love and care to yourself as much as (or more than) you give them to other people. The below quotes explains this very good too.
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter
Increase confidence level.
The second you know who you really are and what ability you have and can bring out to this world, you will gain more confidence in yourself. Because it’s only ONE of YOU who can only give what you have and share what you love to others. No one else can do it better than you. And because it’s only you who is the ONE unique self, you don’t have to compare yourself with somebody else. That will help raise your confidence level effectively.
You can easily achieve your goals.
Remember when you followed someone else’s path and tried to achieve their goals? You don’t have to do that anymore. Because you know who you are and you know exactly what you want. You can start planning and achieving those goals without distractions from other people anymore. This means being who you are will take you to your goals quicker and easier.
Those are just some of my point of views on why it is so important to be yourself. I hope all of the above reasons have inspired you somehow. You can read more of other peoples opinions on HONEY BE YOURSELF page.
In today’s look, I’m wearing a Perfect Glam Crew t-shirt from my Honey Be Yourself collection. I choose to wear it with a patent leather skirt and a leopard coat. Finishing this look with a pair of black ankle boots.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful week, love! 🙂
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
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