If you find it hard to ‘fit in’ and that makes you feel anxious, it’s crucial to know that you are not alone. In fact, most of the people you see around you feel exactly the same way. In order to be part of the crowd, they will often pretend to be someone they’re not. Although this might work in the short term, in the long run, it’s a bad idea to do this – you’ll become miserable hiding your true self away, and you’ll miss out on so many of the fun things in life you would want to do but are afraid to because of what other people might think.
This is why it’s so important to be yourself and express your individuality. Although this might be a difficult step to take, especially if you have been hiding the real you for a while now, it’s a vital one. Read on to find out how you can do it and improve your life.
Stay True To Yourself
Everyone has some talents and unique qualities that make us who we are. By hiding these things away for any reason, you’re not being true to yourself and embracing all the things you can do. Many times, we hide these talents because we are afraid to show them because of what other people might think or say, and it’s easy to suggest that this doesn’t matter, but of course, it does make a difference – other people’s opinions aren’t important, but they feel as though they are and they can really have an impact on your life.
This is why you should stay true to yourself and enjoy the things you like and are good at, but if you’re worried about other people, just take it slowly and don’t let them know all at once. Or don’t let them know at all – if you want to play with Lego, if you love watching YouTube ASMR videos, if you enjoy spending time with women from Essex Escorts, or anything else, and you don’t think others would understand, why tell them at all? Just do what you enjoy and forget everyone else. You’ll be happier that way.
Find A Hobby You Love
Everyone should have at least one hobby they love and that they look forward to engaging in. It makes life much more interesting; it keeps your brain active, it makes you happy, and in some cases – depending on the hobby itself – it can keep you fit and healthy. Hobbies are extremely beneficial.
The key is to find a hobby you love, not one that someone else has suggested would be good for you, or one that you only keep up with because your friends do it. If you only pick a hobby because other people are doing it and it’s not really something you enjoy, you won’t reap the benefits from it – in fact, it will make you more stressed and down because you’ll dread having to be a part of it. Therefore, think about what you’re interested in and find a hobby that relates to that, no matter what your friends are doing. You’ll meet new people who engage in the same hobby you like, so you don’t have to worry about being alone if that’s a problem, and you’ll be much happier when you choose something for yourself rather than to make someone else happy.
Have Unique Home Décor
Everyone has a living space. You’ll either own a home, rent one, or you’ll have a bedroom that you can call yours. In all these cases, you can truly express who you are with your décor and home furnishings (although, remember, if you rent somewhere, you need to ask your landlord’s permission to make décor changes, and you might have to stick to expressing your individuality with your furniture and trinkets instead).
As above, when you are thinking of fun and interesting ways to decorate your home, you shouldn’t worry about what other people want or expect. You shouldn’t just follow the trends either, unless you love them and would be happy living in a house decorated in that way. What you need to do is pick colours and items that speak to you and make you smile. You need to choose things that match your personality and let your own style shine through. When you do this, you can be utterly comfortable in your home, and that’s much more important than many people think, especially when it comes to good mental health.
Wear Clothing That Fits Your Personal Style
Have you ever worn an item of clothing, or perhaps an entire outfit, that you disliked and were uncomfortable in, but that was fashionable and was what everyone else was wearing? If so, how did you feel? It’s highly likely that you felt as though you couldn’t be yourself. Perhaps you were unproductive and too focused on the clothing and not on your work or family. Can you see how it’s much better to wear clothing that fits your personal style so you can be comfortable and enjoy expressing your individuality through your wardrobe?
When so many people can now work from home, this is becoming much easier. We can wear clothes that really make us feel comfortable. However, even if you do work somewhere with a dress code or perhaps a uniform, you can still express yourself, perhaps with your jewellery, your makeup, your shoes, or other accessories. You can even express yourself with your hair. Make sure you can be yourself as much as possible, and you’ll have a much more enjoyable life.