How to show up authentically

Often a question that comes into conversation in therapy is how do I show up authentically? How do I show up as myself, flaws and all? I absolutely love this question. You know what it tells me? It tells me that the person is ready to be themselves, to be untamed, uncut, uncensored and real and this therapist heart smiles.

So here’s some helpful tips on how you can show up authentically.

Make decisions and commitments that align with your values, truth and beliefs
Listen to your inner voice and trust her, she won’t steer you wrong
Do what makes your soul happy
Spend time around those that accept you the exact way you are
Allow yourself to be vulnerable
Go into experiences with an open heart
Be true to your needs and wants
Lead with empathy
Create a safe space for difficult conversations
Listen and respond to feedback
Align with your spirit
Be honest with yourself
Pursue your dreams and passion
Invite vulnerable conversations and interactions
Develop the courage to face your fears
Love yourself unconditionally
Check in with your true beliefs
Speak your truth
Find your life purpose
Affirm your potential
Be perfectly imperfect, be you. Showing up as yourself is the most freeing, liberating and extraordinary gift you can give yourself. Allow yourself time and patience while working towards living your truest most authentic self and have fun friends.

“Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.”

Roy T. Bennett

Posted by Colette Lopane-Capella