Being yourself can be defined as being true to your core identity rather than faking a different one because you think it will be attractive to others.
Being true to your core identity, I really like that, but that is something that I personally have a really hard time with. I tend to care a lot about what others think of me and what they think of my choices. Now, I don’t really mind what people whom I don’t know think of me, but the people that are closer to me, I tend to really mind. And recently, I feel like I have been going out of my way too much, just to make sure that I am pleasing others. I’ve not done certain things, and have made different choices, and looking back, there is no need for me to do that at all. Because I am the one living my life, not anyone else. I know that I am living a Godly life, and I know what is best for me, and I feel like as long as I am following those two things and not negatively affecting anyone, then that’s all that matters.
Now, there is the being true to yourself, as in don’t care what others think of you, and there is the be true to yourself, as in be yourself and not a copy of someone else. I feel like the second is a big struggle for a lot people now days, especially teenage girls. There are so many celebrities out there and influencers that play a huge impact of you think is the “right” way to be. We’ve all been there, you have a favorite youtuber, you love their personality, their style, everything about them, and you start to want to be like them. It’s not even a conscious decision most of the time, it’s just that you begin to think that that is the way to be without even realizing it.
Stay true to who you are. You might think that you are lame and a boring person, but guess what? There is no one else in the entire world that is exactly like you, so the person that you are freaking awesome because you are genuinely one of a kind! There is no one else that is living the exact life that you are right now, so of course you are the only one who knows how to live it! Remember these things, and just be you, it is one of the most important things to be.
What makes you, you? Let me know in the comments below!
Have an absolutely lovely day,