For you to be happy you must first embrace who you are as well as where you are at this point in time. But, just how can you discover more about who you are and embrace who you are to be happy? If you usually wake up and when you step out of bed you are always feeling tired, that’s an indication that you aren’t looking forward to a good day ahead.
For example, if you have a challenge at your workplace or with your daily routine activities and have been longing for a change for a while, you need to first learn how to get past your challenges.
Start by learning how to embrace who you are, your fears as well as your challenges and flaws since your flaws are what make you beautiful and unique. You can also set daily learning objectives if you like to boost your mood and help speed up the changes. Below are some tips on how to get over the fear and ways to embrace who you are to be happy.
1. Be happy no matter your current circumstances
How often do you take a look at yourself in the mirror and smile? People cannot be the same and we are all different in our own special way. Learn to look at yourself and appreciate the far that you have come and all that you have achieved. It gives you another chance to better your life.
The fact that you are breathing is enough for you to be thankful even when you don’t feel good enough. It also gives you another chance to better your life. Smile and be happy knowing that better days are coming.
2. Never compare yourself to others
Understand that everyone is on their own journey which is unique for every person. You do not have to live someone else’s life to be happy. That person that you might be envying might have all the money and flashy things that you desire, but when they are alone, they might be living in the worst state and are unhappy with their lives. But, this does not mean that you should not want better things in your life.
You might be looking at yourself and thinking, “If only I could have a better life, travel all over the world whenever I want without having to worry about tomorrow or what my kids would eat like so and so”. By thinking that you aren’t privileged enough or that life has thrown at you too many lemons, this means that you are comparing yourself to others.
Know that before you achieve better things, you need to learn to appreciate the little things that you already have. Start by looking at what you have already achieved. By showing gratitude, you will be able to build your own empire. In the long run, you will finally achieve what you’ve always desired.
3. Treat yourself well
If you love eating out, going to the movies, participating in extracurricular activities such as sports, hiking or anything that makes you happy. Why not spare that weekend or that evening and go out and have some fun? That weekend outing might be the turnaround that you need. You can go out alone, with your family or with friends and create some happy moments.
Recalling wonderful moments will greatly boost your esteem whenever you are at your lowest point. You can recall a memory and use that particular memory to remove negative energy that might be clouding your subconscious mind.
4. Let go of fear
Don’t fear to embrace who you are because of what others might think, and discover more about you by making a list of abilities that you have. I know that it’s not easy not to worry, but the best way is to stop focusing on what other people might think.
If you have a sport that you love, find someone who knows more about it. Then find out how you can participate. Secondly, to be happy you need to embrace who you are. Also, embrace your flaws and remove any fear that when you are your true self, your circle of friends will narrow down.
Understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Simply learn to be yourself, discover your strengths and stop living in fear of what those around you might think.
5. Appreciate yourself
Start appreciating yourself and discover more about yourself and all the abilities that you have. Embrace your imperfections and change your life in ways that you never thought possible. Loving yourself will have the biggest impact on your life.
Stop worrying about people saying that “YOU CANNOT DO IT”, that’s just an assumption because “YOU CAN DO IT”. Let go of the fear that you have and set yourself free. Have the courage to be you. This will bring you inner peace.
Embrace who you are to be happy, to live a life of purpose and work towards a better future. Remember that once you find, know and understand yourself, you won’t be lost in life.
Why not make lemonade out of your challenges and pain? Simply take all that pain, your past painful experiences and set aside all those feelings and thoughts of pain and disappointments.