Authenticity: The quality of being real or true.
I think we can all agree that we truly exist and we are a part of this world. However, sometimes we do things that are not true to ourselves.
Some people get into debts for things they may not even want, just in the hopes of impressing others. Others may not produce the content they want, but they do so to get the maximum financial payoff. In some cases, all these things do not lead to the happiness we are striving to achieve.
So why do we continue selling ourselves short?
Some of us may do what is easy. However, whatever is easy is not always fulfilling (at least in my experience).
To accomplish anything worthwhile, we need to step out of our comfort zone and step into our true identity. This could be scary if the world is always telling us that we are not good enough, and we always need to have more and live a certain way. However, happiness is different for everyone and we need to find the version that suits us best.
The truth is you are enough. All other messages may say you need to be more, but simply being yourself is so powerful and sometimes even rare! Think about it; have you ever met someone who was so confident in themselves BECAUSE they were weird or imperfect? Somehow they embraced it, and so can you! I am not going to say it is easy, but tapping into your true self and finding out who you truly are will make you so much happier. If you are a content creator like me, find a medium that fits you (it doesn't have to be the one that all the other creators are using) and express how you are actually feeling. Create content that you would enjoy if you were a reader or listener.
If you just want to live a better life, try getting in touch with yourself
Allow yourself to let your mind wander and see what thoughts arise
Jot your thoughts down in a journal or on the computer
What are you passionate about?
How would you describe yourself?
There is no wrong way of getting in touch with your true self, but the most important part is that you do so. It may take some thinking outside the box, but I can guarantee that it is worth it.