04 Dec Enjoy happiness by embracing how weird AND amazing you really are!
It's such a cliche to note that we're all different.
But we ARE all different!
Why, then, do so many of us spend so much time trying to "fit in" and to be like others? This only leads to misery and disatisfaction and … a life that's not authentic.
Which usually does not equate with happiness.
On the other hand, happiness can come to those who embrace their differences; including their "weirdness" which is why I love and am sharing with you today this article from Though Catalog…
by Ella Ceron
9 Things That Happen When You Finally Start Embracing How Weird (And Amazing) You Actually Are
1. You spend less time doubting yourself, and more time actually making stuff happen.
Questioning your life choices is natural. It happens. It’s good, even — it forces you to check in with yourself and make sure you’re heading down the path you want to go. But if you’re questioning yourself based on what you think other people think is cool, you’re going to spend a lot of time stressing out about hypotheticals that have nothing to do with the task at hand. Apologizing to someone or looking over your shoulder at every turn is a recipe for disaster, and a lot of wasted energy. That energy is better spent actually driving your dream forward, not on making sure that everyone else is on board with the plan (because, spoiler: not everyone will be).
2. You begin to realize that everyone is weird.
And yes, I mean e v e r y o n e. Everyone has their quirks and preferences. And for every unique quirk, there is another person who is bound to find it weird. But for everyone who thinks that you’re a little bit much, there’s somebody else who has that same loud laugh, that same excitement over a hobby or a piece of pop culture — and makes you feel a little less alone in a world that can be very cold and scary to everyone from time to time.
3. The people who actually appreciate you for who you are stay in your life.
Slowly, you begin to weed out the people who reject you; they’ll actually leave on their own, and it’s like you’ve gotten a whole weight lifted from your shoulders without actually having done anything. The people who love you for who you are, however — the ones who don’t only laugh at your jokes, but actually find them funny; and who appreciate your insight and the way you view the world — will make even more of an effort to stay around, and this is the basis for any strong relationship…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE