Living a life that’s right for you and that you are comfortable with. Doing a job that you love (whether that be bringing up your children, pursuing a hobby as a business, or writing a book). Spending more time on hobbies and with family. Making the most of what you have and not selling out for the things you don’t.
Just being yourself.
We’ve all found ourselves changing our character to suit work environment, family environment etc… the time we spend being ourselves is diminished and in it’s place a hollow, soulless person remains. A corporate junkie working until 11pm for the next fix; new car, promotion, latest gadget….missing out on the things that real happiness are made of – family, friendship, a sense of belonging, feeling adequate and loved.
Authentic living is about being yourself all of the time, putting yourself first as opposed to money and believing that there is an alternative to working 50+ hours a week, sweating your way to the next promotion only to find that the next step is just more work and another promotion.
Authentic living is something that I learned about back in 2006 and it has been my mission ever since to live the kind of life that I can say is authentically me. It’s been a long learning curve and the journey isn’t yet at its destination. I’ve making adjustments and overhauling my mindset and questioning everything I’ve ever been taught about life and work. In short it’s been a momentous journey that has brought me to this point now where I feel comfortable in my own skin spending my time doing what I love. I’m striving to live the kind of life that I can be proud of knowing that I made my own decisions and spent my 70 years in a way that was right for me.
Are you living authentically?