How to be Yourself: Authenticity

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How to be Yourself: Authenticity

It’s easy to say “be authentic” but being authentic is not an easy job 💁

Being yourself seems self-explanatory: just wake up and do what you want to do, without following the crowds, without the fear of being judged. That’s not how the world works, though. We tend to stifle our authentic selves to fit in without even realizing it. And doing so suppresses our creativity, ingenuity, and self-awareness.

“It is important because it liberates us from the pressures of always trying to be something else and trying to be perfect” 😑

De cate ori ma straduiesc sa fiu autentica, imi iese un zambet fals.

Autenticitatea nu inseamna straduinta, inseamna sa fii tu asa cum esti. Si de cate ori ma vad in anumite poze cu un zambet larg si cu niste ochi incruntati, stiu ca m-am straduit 😀

The first step to get here is to fake it til you make it, then you get the positive mindset. More about that here

What to do to be yourself and gain your authenticity:

1. Forget perfection. Embrace your vulnerability 

What’s wrong with being perfect? It’s impossible. Therefore, if you try to be perfect or act perfectly, you are already being disingenuous. Embrace your imperfection and dare to be a bit vulnerable. You’ll be amazed where vulnerability can take you 😉

Ah, dorinta asta de perfectiune doare. E tot o straduinta de a fi o varianta mai buna a ta, in competitie mereu cu altii cu ochii pe un scop imposibil de atins.

Am invatat sa imi ador imperfectiunile,  de exemplu sa imi placa corpul meu skinny tinand cont ca mereu mi-am dorit sa fiu o femeie cu forme (asa arata perfectiunea in ochii mei) ❤️

2. Practice what you preach

Do what you advise others to do, otherwise you are just dressed in hypocrisy. And there is no authenticity in this.

E ca si cum te-ai duce la un nutritionist care are 100 de kg ca sa te invete cum sa slabesti, la un antrenor cu burta ca sa te invete sa fii fit si la un psiholog crizat ca sa iti gasesti starea zen 🙏

3. Please yourself not others

If you’re a people pleaser, then people are always taking advantage of you. You’re also probably not getting what you want out of life. Stop thinking about what would make others happy and focus on what you need. It’s time to shift the focus from others to yourself. After all, it can be difficult to improve your own life when you’re too busy accommodating others.

Pe ceilalti, pe toti, nu-i poti multumi oricum asa ca nu mai incerca, e doar o pierdere de timp. Principalul om de multumit esti tu. Si sa vrei sa ii multumesti pe ceilalti e tot o straduinta iar in procesul asta tu te pierzi, asteptand confirmarile celorlalti. Cand m-am oprit sa ma gandesc la ce cred altii despre mine si la ce sa fac ca sa ii multumesc pe toti, am redevenit eu. Un fel de je m’en fiche-ism constient si asumat 😅

4. Trust your intuition

Often, we feel out of sync when we are acting inauthentic. Things just don’t feel right. Pay attention to those hunches, physical sensations, and impressions. They can be your instincts telling you that you are not being genuine. When you are on track and authentic, you’ll feel that too.

Vocea aia din capul tau care iti spune lucruri? Primul gand? Prima senzatie? Lucruri pe care le faci si simti senzatia aia de nod in gat? Ma lovesc in fiecare zi de astfel de senzatii, uneori le ascult, alterori ratiunea mi-o ia inainte. Si de cate ori merg pe mana intuitiei am un win situation 💪

5. Stop going with the crowd or stop trying to blend in

To stand out from the crowd means to be comfortable with who you are, have the confidence to be unique and the strength to let your individuality shine.

Ah, tentatiile astea, sa fii ca X sau ca Y, sa ai succesul uneia si prietenii alteia. Cum sa rezisti?

Cand ma prinde genul asta de tentative ma gandesc la turma de oi si oricat de mult mi-ar placea animalele, prefer pisicile. Ele sunt asa cum au chef, nu merg in turma si sunt tare mandre de ele insele. De-asta sunt a #catperson, ca nu imi place sa blend in si sa go with the crowd 😀

6. Do things differently

Just keep in mind all the above and things are  definitely going to be different.

Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken  



Photos taken by Iuliana Cristina Popescu | Make-up Ana Cucuta | H&M Studio AW2016 complete outfit (in stores and online starting with the 8th of September)

Thank you Palatul Noblesse for providing us with your glam location 💫


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