One of the easiest and most terrifying things that you can do is lose touch with yourself. Unfortunately, we are constantly affected by our surroundings and situations, and finding time for ourselves can slowly fade away from our to-do lists.
Becoming disconnected from who you truly are is something that happens to many adults, as they try their best to meet everyone’s expectations and fit into societal norms, which is precisely why it’s so easy to forget to listen to your inner self. But, the good news is that it’s never too late.
You can always rediscover and reconnect with your inner strength and embrace yourself wholeheartedly. After all, there’s no better (or other) way to find true happiness and contentment, and reach higher than ever before.
Be honest with yourself
Honesty is the best policy, especially when you talk to yourself. After all, what is there exactly to hold you back when it comes to admitting and accepting all the things you are and all the things you are not?
In order to be who you are in front of the world, you need to be who you are in front of yourself. And accept everything fearlessly.
All your thoughts and feelings, your strengths and your weaknesses – embrace them. Knowing this is the key to improvement.
In the end, if you constantly avoid facing everything that makes you – you, you won’t be able to make much progress with the beautiful work that you are.
Accept who you are
Once you have an honest talk with yourself, and stop running away from your yin, it’s time to accept it.
Remember, yin cannot exist without the yang, and vice versa. So why should you deny yourself the right to be whole?
It’s true that your past experiences have played a huge role in making you who you are today. And that’s fine! This is true for everyone. It’s time to accept that the past is important but not crucial to your future.
You are both your happy and not-so-happy experiences – and more. There doesn’t need to exist a logic or a reason for your essence and things that make you tick.
Spend some quiet time with yourself
It’s time for action. And just like you need to spend time with other people, allow yourself to spend some quality time with yourself, too. Once you start being more open and honest with yourself, you’ll soon begin to recognise the need to be on your own. This is not a scary thing and you should embrace it.
There are various ways to reconnect with your inner strength, and meditation, yoga, and similar activities are some of the most effective practices to let your inner self shine through.
Stay positive to motivate yourself
Be your own best friend. After all, you spend all the time with yourself, even when surrounded by other people. And just like you would always encourage your friend to move forward, do the same with yourself.
Do you really need to hear someone else say the words “you can do it” when all that matters is for you to say those words to yourself? Nothing can happen overnight, which is why staying positive and finding motivation in every little thing that makes you happy and productive is your ticket to another milestone.
Get comfy in your own skin
In order to get in touch with your inner self again, you will have to look on the outside in a way, too. Oftentimes, the image we have of ourselves is the very thing that puts us down. This is precisely why it becomes so hard to make a positive change, no matter how much you long for it. But why the overthinking?
When accepting who you are, accept everything – both physical and spiritual. Enjoy your senses and your movement. Your body is not your prison; it’s your freedom – and you have the power to make it as comfortable as you want it to be.
Wake up your inner child
The innocence with which children view the world is something we all need in our adult lives. And when you think about it, who says that you can’t wake up your inner child regardless of your age? That child is always there, an essential part of you, that doesn’t have to sleep all of the time.
If you’re wondering how to find that child again, look no further than yourself. Treat yourself like a little kid from time to time. Step out from your adult responsibilities once in a while. Let yourself laugh, smile, play and dance without limitations.
Buy yourself cute and funny gifts that would make you childlike happy. Forget about the world. There’s nothing wrong with getting excited over the beautiful, the ordinary and/or the exquisite when you have the chance to.
Your life is your own. You are your own. Don’t hesitate to dig deeper. Claim yourself completely. Reconnect with your inner self and find strength in who you are. Remember, the spot you occupy in this world is yours only, in every possible way, so why not make it your own spotlight?