• Saisha McNeil

5 Tips for Being Your Authentic Self

Humans are hardwired for connection. We all want to feel like we belong! But the challenge is making sure you don’t cut off parts of yourself in order to fit in. . Often as a person with people-pleasing tendencies, we highly value the connection we get in relation with others, so much so, that we end up doing everything in our power to maintain it. Sometimes that “everything” can look like giving up parts of yourself in order to make the other person happy. . We do this because we want that person in our lives, and we think that if we don’t please them, then they may leave us. But the truth is, while we are busy making sure others don’t abandon us, we end up abandoning ourselves. . You might notice that you don’t tell people when they hurt your feelings. You don’t tell people “no” when you don’t want to do something. You agree with others rather than telling them how you truly think or feel about something. You take on the responsibility for how others feel rather than focusing on taking care of your own needs and emotions. . While we strive for connection, our inability to be authentic, honour ourselves and speak our truth keeps us from developing strong, deep, meaningful relationships and a secure place of belonging. . So how do you find the courage to show up as your authentic self? Check out today’s video blog that will give you 5 tips on how to start today!