How to be true to yourself.

How to be true to yourself: 3 tips for recallibrating your inner compass. |

Now that your inbox and social media feeds are a better reflection of the things that lift you up and inspire you, let's work on that inner knowingness piece. You know, that internal compass inside of you that tells you when you're moving in the right direction (or when you're not).

Other phrases for this concept:

  • A gut feeling
  • Trusting your gut
  • Gut instinct
  • Intuition
  • Inner wisdom

So, how exactly do you recalibrate your inner compass so that you can tune in a trust that it's steering you in the right direction?

1 // Pay attention to your language.

Anything you describe as something you SHOULD be doing, or are simply doing it because another person (successful or otherwise) is doing it in their business, is a big red flag when it comes to being true to yourself. The SHOULDs are definitely the antithesis of being true to yourself.

2 // Check out your WHY.

Why are you doing what you're doing? Is it because someone else told you it would be THE way to grow your social media following, to feel sexy and confident, or help you earn an extra dollar or two? Are you afraid to ruffle feathers by trying something new, so you stick to the old "tried and true" way of doing things? Or, are you simply doing it because that's how your family has always done it?

3 // Does it make you uncomfortable?

Have you ever felt a twinge of anxiety in the pit of your stomach before doing something that ended up being a disaster? Fear, discomfort, and anxiety can be a sign that you are acting out of alignment with your vision and goals, and ultimately aren't being true to yourself. Check in with your inner badass and see what she has to say. Chances are, there is some important nugget that you've been ignoring or avoiding.