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7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself

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Being in my early twenties, I am still figuring out who I am. Sometimes I think I have it all figured out until life throws a curve ball and throws my life off path. I'm sure everyone reading this can relate to the terrible feeling of when things don't go as planned.

We often feel like we have to be someone other than ourself because in our eyes that person is successful and we don't want to see ourselves fail. By being someone else, you will never win because you are too busy trying to be something you are not. 

"Always be yourself because everyone else it taken."

I put together a list of 7 reasons why you should always be yourself.

1. You will build your own confidence and self-esteem

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself
The more you practice being unapologetically yourself, the more you will gain internally. You will start to realize that being yourself is totally ok! That walking in your own skin feels great because you are being YOU and taking the path that is going against the crowd! You are the leader of your own life, not a follower of someone else's.

2. You stand by what you believe in & your values

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself
Stop changing your opinions and doing things that you don't want to do just to get approval from others. You know what you believe and what your values are so always stand by them! No one is worth changing that for because that is the core of your personality. People who do have the same values and beliefs will respect you for always being strong.

 3. You know your path in life

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself
You don't let others get in the way of your goal and you have a clear idea on what you want. Go chase after them without ever looking back. Are you not sure what your path is? That is okay! Just imagine yourself in your dream life 5 years from now. What does it contain? How are you going to get there? The plan you just set up is your path. Now go about your way to your own version of success.

4.  Living a lie is exhausting

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself
Remember when we were little kids and we would make up the most ridiculous stories just so that the other children will like us more? That usually resulted in not being able to remember the details of the story when we had to say it again and then all the kids knew that you were lying. We learned from a young age that we should just always tell the truth because trying to remember a story that never happened is just too much work! That applies for today. Don't live your life in a lie. Don't spend the money you do not have, hang out with the "friends" that are not really your friends, or lie about going to the gym. Do yourself a favor right now and forgive yourself for every lie you have told yourself. Accept the truths in your life because it is so much more peaceful.

 5. You will fall in love with yourself

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself
Who doesn't like falling in love? We fall in love with travel destinations, purses, significant others, puppies, but why aren't you falling in love with yourself? Think about this: How can you fall in love with yourself if you aren't giving yourself the time of day to really get to know yourself? Look for the things that you love about yourself and I guarantee that the love you put into this world will radiate. You will feel better about yourself. Why? Because you love yourself!

6. You won't lose your identity

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself
Sometimes we pretend to be something that we are not for so long that we start to forget who we really are. Our boundaries are faded, we don't know what makes us truly happy, and other people will abuse you. If you always stay true to you, this will never happen because you know who you are and you will never let that happen. It's great to make others happy! But that doesn't mean giving up your entire soul for someone else's selfish happiness.

 7. Your heart will never let you down

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Yourself
They always say to follow your heart. Sometimes people get scared to follow their heart because they've had it broken or hurt in some way and now they are scared to ever chase their dreams ever again. Live your life with no regrets. Mistakes happen in life. Shake them off, move on, and follow your heart at all time. Your heart is like an arrow, it always points you to happiness!

Outfit Details:
Grey Dress: From a little boutique on Bugis Street in Singapore {similar here}, Pearl Necklace: J. Crew {similar here}, Embellished Clutch: Banana Republic {similar here}, Red Bow Heels: JustFab {similar here}, Black Tassel Earrings: also from a little boutique on Bugis Street in Singapore {similar here}

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