My most favorite blogger CultFit said that in a comment to me. I love that statement.
Be authentic: true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.
Ever tried to be authentic? Being who you are without pretense, without bending to someone else’s expectations can be very difficult. Especially if you don’t like who you are.
I tried conforming to all sorts of things, the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect employee. Is there even such a thing? The more I tried to conform the more miserable I became.
Don’t waste time trying to be perfect. Instead enjoy spending time being who you really are. If you don’t know who you really are, start trying to figure that out. What are your moral values? If you stand in always doing the right thing, that’s a great start. What do you like to do when you are by yourself?
I used to be so jammed up trying to be what other people wanted me to be I had no idea what to do with myself when I was alone. Now I find enjoyment in the simplest things. Reading, really good coffee, studying and when I’m lucky, working out with friends.
I can remember when I used to feel like working out and eating clean were a temporary thing and would eventually be over. I’m so grateful both of those things are part of me and my authentic life. Not because others think I should be doing them, but instead because I know they are right for me.