“30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself” by Marc Chernoff 5. Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly. – Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are. Be yourself. Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms. Above all, be true to YOU, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
When my friend shared this post with me the “30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself” by Marc Chernoff, I read it and found myself nodding from beginning to end: nodding in acknowledgment in both theory and practice. Every point was worth highlighting so what started as my intention to simply copy/paste a point per day to share, I found myself relating it to my experiences and life and really thinking about each point for that day with the hope of actively incorporating it into my life.
This is probably one of my favorite and most dear points because I started to connect on a totally different level with people and established some of my closest friends when I allowed myself to be ME unapologetically and truthfully with all my flaws and all.I think It comes with experience, maturity, confidence and sometimes life-changing events like being a first-time Mom which is when I shared ME because of my recent diagnosis with postpartum. What I discovered was more than half of my seemingly perfect Mommy/Baby group was suffering from the same.Being your true self is not only liberating but allows you to tap into your passion and connect with people on a very truthful level. It takes courage to lay bare your core and to open-up but encourages those around you to do so as well.