Do you feel truly individual?
It can be enormously difficult to distinguish your own individuality when you are constantly bombarded with exterior influences. As a result, a shameful few of us are truly happy being who we are. The fact is, however, that we will only ever be ourselves – a self that can evolve and bloom into other glorious, glimmering translations – but our self all the same. And, actually, I think such an evolution can only really begin when we accept our individual-assets in the present.
I say let’s start channelling our power into making the best of the self we hold in our hands right now and give-up the complaining and the fight to be something else.
If you emotionally abandon yourself in an endeavour to be a prescribed self (someone that somebody else tells you to be) you are missing the point entirely and setting yourself up for a pretty miserable existence. True individuality thrives on self-understanding, and we’ve already made steps towards that with our first two exercises.
The mindset to achieve for true individuality is feeling privileged, excited and joyful at the prospect of just being you. Your individuality is your most important and treasured commodity in the quest for your amazing life – so reclaim it; revel in it; be it as fully and as magnificently as possible.
Remember: your individuality already belongs to you; it is not to be handed to you out of the pages of a magazine, on a blog, or across the television. Your individuality is you, just as you are, right now. Take it back!
♥ Channel your energies into being better, not different.♥ Individuality thrives on self-understanding.♥ Remember that it is a blessing, not a burden, to be who you are.♥ Don’t let a gift as precious as your individuality be taken away from you; reclaim it.
Spend a day with yourself.
Well, don’t I do that every day? Why yes you do! The difference here, however, is to spend a conscious day with yourself, not an average auto-pilot day. Be aware of your thoughts, your cravings, your talents, your motives, your ambitions, your agendas, your triumphs, your ideas, your thrills and your spills.
Be an observer of all your own actions, whatever you’re doing, even if it is a completely average day. Keep your journal with you and make notes throughout the day. At the end of the day, rationalise ten truly individual and amazing qualities you have noticed about yourself (you can, of course, write more than ten if you wish!) See my example:
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Be empowered by these qualities; they are yours, right now, and it is in your power to utilise them. Think about how, by accepting and running with these qualities, you can feel more fulfilled by your life.
How are you doing so far, gals? (And possibly guys?!) I've been enjoying comparing my new entries with those from 2010 and seeing all the things I've achieved, the ways in which I've grown and how my priorities have shifted - is anyone else noticing the same?