It’s obvious that if we go through life trying to be someone we’re not, we’re never going to find true happiness. If you want to find the path to inner peace, you must identify who you really are and live your life in harmony with that. Otherwise, you’re simply living a lie.
But as mums and mumpreneurs, “who you are” can get a little lost. There’s always that dreaded moment when someone dares to ask you about yourself or what hobbies you have, and you can’t see beyond the mum duties that consume all your waking hours and some of those that you sleep too!
It can leave you with a feeling of sadness, as if your entire identity has been consumed and lost forever. But with these three simple questions you can start identifying the real you again.
What lights you up?
There are always moments or days that somehow feel special and quite often, they appear from something quite simple or every day. It doesn’t matter whether it was that cup of coffee you had while enjoying a peaceful and beautiful view, the gym class that left you feeling buzzing, or that hour you spent lying on the carpet building Lego with your little one, you just know that it’s a moment that you want to treasure.
But it is important that you begin to take note of these moments that light you up. Each one is a clue to your real identity that lies beneath society’s programming and expectations. They show you the sorts of things you really enjoy and would help you to feel inner peace.
What are your values?
Your values run deep and inner peace comes when we live our lives aligned with them. I’m sure you can think of a time when you’ve been in a job where you had to do something or make a decision that didn’t sit right with you. It left you feeling awkward, uneasy and miserable because it went against your own personal values.
A quick Google search will provide you with a long list of values for inspiration from which you can choose your top 5. Ask yourself how these already show up in your life and why they’re important to you and you’ll soon be peeling back the layers to get to the heart of who you really are.
What do you do when no one is looking?
Okay, so admittedly it might be very rare for you to spend time alone. But there will be moments and what you choose to do when no one else is watching you or expecting something from you, can reveal a lot about your authentic self.
Think back over the things you do during those times and see what they reveal about you. Remember, it doesn’t all have to be about your strengths – understanding yourself is about recognising your weaknesses too.
Once you’ve spent some time with these questions, you should have a little more insight to who you are. Now, it’s just the simple act of sharing more of you with the rest of the world. What have you learned about the real you?
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