There is no one on this earth like me. According to Wikipedia, individuality or selfhood is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals. It means being self expressive and independent. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? The Way to True Love is Through Self Love
And yet, being an individual in a society that seems to worship enmeshment and conformity can make this no small task. Whether it be standing on your own two feet when confronted by peer pressure, or having the ability to know that you are different and blossoming in that notion. How does this apply to you? Here are a few tips to remember:
1. Celebrate what makes you an individual. Find your mojo through fashion and experiment until you feel powerful. Learn what style trends accentuate your best features, while taking focus away from what you are self conscious about. Strut your favorite color or pattern, but please don’t go overboard! Remember, you want to shine, not overwhelm! Do You Love Yourself?
2. Figure out what you believe in and stand up for it. With all of the stress and chaos in this world, it helps to know where your moral compass is pointed. Some things you can compromise on, and some things you cannot. Figure out what that is for you or you will never learn the lessons you are meant to learn.
3. Take risks and you just may learn something. Staying on the safe side of the street is something that we learn as a child but as we grow and evolve through life, we find that some our greatest accomplishments started out as an event or thought that scared us. If you want it bad enough, you will do it, no matter how much time or energy it takes.
4. Don’t forget to remember what YOU need. Meeting your needs beyond the basics (food, clothing, shelter), does not make you high maintenance. Be in touch with what keeps you focused and positive and what your triggers for negativity and chaos are. Ask yourself the hard and painful questions and learn from them. Be brave and you will be stronger for it. If you need help, reach out to family, friends, or if need be, a professional. Knowledge truly is power.