We live in a world where we’re constantly encouraged to change and conform. And being yourself has become more challenging.
It’s hard to act in your own way when everyone around you is trying to convince you that being yourself and acting in your own way is wrong and retrograde. Because people don’t like it when you disagree with them, say what they don’t want to hear, or disrupt their opinion of how things should be.
So often, we find ourselves changing who we are because of this pressure from society—we try to fit in with everyone else’s idea of what an ideal person looks or acts like. And when we do this, we lose sight of who we really are and what makes us special and unique.
The world is filled with people who care so much about what others think of them. So they try to fit in, and they go overboard. They hold back, and they overreact. They hide their true selves and show the version of themselves that everyone else expects. And then they wonder why no one understands them!
But being true to yourself means being true to the core values that make up who you are: your interests, passions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings… These things don’t change just because someone tells you they’re “old school” or “not cool.” They don’t change because someone doesn’t agree with them or thinks they’re weird. They only change if YOU decide they need changing—and even then, only if YOU decide how they need changing!
That means you can wear what you want, say what you mean, and do what feels right—without worrying about whether it’s “cool” or “on trend.” Life becomes easier when you’re not hiding behind someone else’s mask or trying to be something that isn’t who you are. You don’t have to worry about fitting in or worrying about what other people think of you—you can focus on being the person who feels good in their skin.
Be yourself. Be aware of your looks, what you wear, and how you act, but don’t obsess over it.