16 May 2012

The True You | 5 Tips On How To Stay Fierce Without Compromising Yourself

The older I get the more I'm able to see how much I've changed. Not just physically but also mentally and spiritually. I'm definitely not the same person I was a few years ago and I've come to realize that's perfectly fine. One of my biggest obstacles has been my journey to discovering who I truly am, completely and wholly. In my venture of finding the true me, I have incorporated a few things into my life that I'd like to share which have each helped me to stay true to myself without compromise.

5 Tips To The True You

Laughter is medicine for the soul. I'm a silly person by nature and I absolutely love to laugh. Laughter releases endorphin's which are the body's natural "feel-good" chemicals. It has the ability to relieve stress, relax muscles, and it even burns calories ;o) Try having a fun night out with friends or curling up to one of your favorite comedies.

Make Yourself Glow:
We often forget to take the time out to just take care of ourselves. Stress is one of the leading causes to medical problems but there are simple things that we can incorporate into our lives that can prevent it. Everyone deserves a moment to breathe without having to deal with the weight of the world. Take time out to get to know yourself. You can do this by treating yourself to a day at the spa, taking a walk in the park, reading a book, doing yoga, or even creating a personal blog or journal -writing is a great way to release things on your mind and help put things into perspective.

Don't Worry About How Others Perceive You:
Growing up, I was always shy and overly concerned about what people would think if I wore this or if I did that. Those very fears lead to me being afraid to take risks and I felt like I was living my life inside of a confined box. I've learned that in order to become the true you, you have to let go of these fears and just live life according to you. There's a famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that says "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." which is very true. Just remember that everyone's not always going to be in your corner but being confident and content with who you are sends the message "I am who I am and I will not conform based on others perceptions."

Be Open:
This has been probably one of the hardest things for me to do and I'll admit that I'm still a work in progress. I've always had sort of a quiet and reserved personality and it takes a lot for me to be completely open. But I've learned that being open about your feelings and insecurities can work as a healing process. People relate to honesty and just simply being yourself. We all have imperfections but it's all about how you choose to deal with them. If you can point out 5 things that you dislike about yourself try finding 10 things that you love. Creating a balance and re-positioning your thoughts can open your eyes in a whole new direction.

Live Freely:
Living freely can mean a lot of different things but for me it's all about doing what feels good. Whether it's buying a new bold shade of lipstick or taking a spontaneous road trip by yourself; the goal is to embrace self expression and individuality. About 4 years ago I started my journey to natural hair, not because I wanted to be a part of some type of movement but because it just felt good to me. Trying new things is an easy way to discover more about yourself.

How do you stay true to yourself?

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Motions via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Motions. 

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