5 Things To Remind You Why You Should Always Be Yourself

Atmaj Vyas , 20 Jul 2018
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Be Yourself (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

In today’s time, most of us feel pressured to adapt to our surroundings and think we need to change ourselves in order to fit in. There is a lot of external pressure to be a certain way and many things that will influence who you are. While society is an ever-changing dynamic, it’s essential to stand your ground and remain yourself, both inside and out. You need to stay true to yourself and understand your boundaries so that you don’t get pushed around by others. Every person is different in many ways and that is what makes us all unique! Here are 5 extremely important reasons why it’s essential to always be yourself.

1. Allows you to form your own values and beliefs.

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Values (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

One of the biggest advantages you gain by being yourself is that it allows you to form your own values and beliefs. When you keep looking externally and trying to be like someone else, you tend to take on their values and beliefs which is clearly visible. Slowly and steadily, you begin to conform to others expectations and their thoughts which makes you fluctuate and stutter. This comes across as extremely disingenuous and people will start to distance themselves from you. Your values and what you stand for define who you. So, it’s extremely important that you stay true to them.

2. Enables you to establish your own identity.

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Unique (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Your values and beliefs lay a foundation for you. This, in turn, helps you establish your own sense of identity. It is extremely important to always remember who you are and where you’ve come from. An identity ensures that you and others will always know who you are. Sure, there will be times when you may stray from the path or get distracted, but just knowing who you are can help get you back on the right path. Without your own identity, you’re just another fish in the sea.

3. Helps you build the courage to stand your ground.

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Stand Your Ground (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

A major part of being yourself is embracing your own uniqueness and quirks. It means being able to stand your ground and hold strong to what you believe in, even if that means going against the crowd. A lot of people take the easier route and conform because it’s easy to follow the crowd. Staying true to yourself and your brand is extremely difficult but over time, you start to build the courage and conviction to do so. It isn’t easy but it is worth it and eventually, you’ll be able to handle anything.

4. Establishes your boundaries.

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Set Boundaries (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

It is always important to set your boundaries and limits. If you don’t, it becomes extremely easy for people to walk all over you and take advantage. When you’re unsure about who you are, those lines get extremely blur and it becomes extremely hard to stand up for yourself or realise when people are taking you for granted. When you have the courage to be yourself, you can set your boundaries and you’ll always know when someone is trying to cross it. It is essential to have created and established your boundaries if you want to survive in today’s time.

5. Helps you gain focus and direction.

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Focus (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

When you stay true to who you are as a person, you are more likely to know the goals and dreams you want to accomplish. You are also more determined to figure out how you want to go about achieving those goals. Think about it, if you’re constantly trying to conform to other people’s expectations, when are you going to have the time to focus on the important things? Your lack of direction and drive will come across to others as well. Knowing who you are and being confident in that is something that will give you so much more time to focus on the important things in life, instead of worrying about what people say or think.

No matter how hard it gets, it is important that you always stay true to yourself. Things may change and the people in your life may change as well. But, you need to be able to withstand that and be strong enough to hold your ground. Always be genuine and never lose what makes you, you!

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