6 Ways to Truly be Yourself
Being yourself is much harder than it sounds. It is a human tendency to adapt to the surroundings and change one’s personality accordingly. Here are the steps you should take to be yourself.
1. Don’t put up a facade
It is easy to start showing other people a side of your personality which is cultivated rather than natural. The next time you meet someone in a social situation, don’t laugh or act in a way that you don’t want to. Smile only if you want to and laugh only if you find something funny. These are the small things you should consciously do to truly be yourself.
2. Take inspiration from role models
You can be yourself if you take inspiration from role models by reading their success stories. When you read up successful people in any field, you will be able to make an underlying observation that all these people became famous because they believed in themselves. They present their real selves to the world and they are proud of who they are. Take inspiration from such people and be fearless about showing your true self to the world.
3. Learn how to say no
Learning how to say no is an important step in being yourself. People start being far removed from their own personalities when they cannot stick to their choices and say yes even when they want to say no. Instead of being under the fear of what other people will think about you, start thinking about what image you will create for your own self. Putting your foot down, defending your own choices and doing what you feel like are important aspects of being yourself. And for this, you have to learn how to say no.