How To Live Your Own Life + Be True To Yourself

Simply + Fiercely

Do you ever feel like you’re so caught up trying to make everyone happy that you’ve forgotten how to live your own life?

Instead of being true to yourself, you do what you’re “supposed” to do … and now it’s like a part of you is lost.

I’ve been there, and I’ve got the scars to prove it! But you know what? Life really is too short. If you’re ready to live to the fullest, then here are some helpful suggestions to get started.

One of the most important things I’ve learned over the years is that no one is going to give me permission to live my life.

Stop waiting for permission

If I want to change something, friends and loved ones can advise me—but ultimately, I have to take ownership of my decisions.

I know how hard it is to disappoint people or to face criticism—even when you know that what you’re doing is best for you.

Realise you will never please everyone

When this happens, I handle these feelings by spending time reflecting on my values and priorities in life. The more connected I feel to what matters, the easier it is for me to gain perspective.

Another tip that helps is to put words to the sacrifices you make when you put other people’s needs before yours. Sometimes you need to see it all spelled out before it hits home.

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