Steps to an Authentic and successful Self-Image

Your self-image is the way you view yourself. You might view yourself as a parent, a daughter, friend, brunet, sports lover, gifted, patient, and an engineer. But you’re more than your career, gender, and age. You’re more than your parents’ and others’ opinions.

You’re an exceptional human being with fine distinctions that are uniquely you!

When you are aligning with what you do, you’re living authentically. But most of us view ourselves as one way and live another. Authentic people act honestly and congruently.

The benefits of this congruency are massive: achievement, self-respect, respect from others, and inner harmony.

Those that live lives askew with their values, beliefs, and attitudes experience more anxiety, guilt, and shame. It might seem easier to live up to the expectations of others in the short-term; however, the long-term costs are significant.

Steps to an Authentic and successful Self-Image
Steps to an Authentic and successful Self-Image

These steps will help you determine your true self and live life on your terms:

  • Identify your core values. An authentic self-image is one that is aligned with your values. By knowing your values, you’ll gain an understanding of what is vital to you. Once you’re conscious of your values, you can build a self-image and life that are more meaningful and pleasant.
  • Make a list of your core values. Make a long list and include everything that you think will be relevant to you. Then, reduce your list to the ten values that are most significant to you. You might resist narrowing your list to just ten, but ten values are plenty.
  • Determine if you have any divergence. For instance, you might say that exploration and freedom are two of your most important values, but what if you also strongly favor dependability and security? Those values could clash.
  • When you’re faced with an internal conflict, you’re likely to close up and do nothing. If you’ve ever been paralyzed while making a decision, it’s possible your values were in conflict. Think back to when you’ve resisted making a decision and see if it’s true.
  • Do you have any core values listed that aren’t really priorities for you? We often carry around perceptions instilled by our parents. Here’s a surprised news update: they may have been wrong. Take the time to establish your values for yourself. Disregard what the public says you should value. You’re a unique individual with your own values and beliefs that are just as unique as you are.
  • Create an action plan for each of your value. Envision one of your values is frugality. You could create a financial and savings plan that incorporates that value. You might plan to start cut back on your spending, visit the department stores less, and search for free entertainment options such as spend time at the beach on the weekends instead of going out to eat..
  • Make a list of activities you take pleasure in doing and that are in alignment with your values. For instance, if generosity is a main concern, you could find an enjoyable way to spend your time serving others. If health is a value you cherish, you could join a yoga class or a Pilate class. Discover your desired activity and involve yourself.
  • Assess yourself at the end of each day. Think about the instances when you are not living in alignment with your values. Similarly, consider the times you were able to live according to your values and self-image, particularly when doing so was challenging.

Craft an image of yourself that is in alignment with your values. First, it is necessary to identify and choose your values. Next, create a life that allows you to live those values consistently and to flourish. Authenticity eradicates numerous common emotional ailments in life; however, it’s not always the easiest option.

Be bold and courageous enough to decide the person you want to become and live your life accordingly. The benefits of doing so are massive. What are your values?

Start today and begin living your authentic life. The life you are destined to live.

Here’s to your health,


Steps to an Authentic and successful
Steps to an Authentic and successful

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