If you really want to be authentically you, start saying no to 9 things

November 21, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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Being authentically you is about making conscious choices that resonate with your true self. It is about knowing when to say YES and when to emphatically say NO.

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Saying NO can often be challenging, especially when we are conditioned to please others or follow societal norms.

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Learning to say NO to certain things can be liberating and a crucial step in being true to yourself. 

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Today, I'm here to share with you 9 things you should start saying NO to if you truly want to be authentically you. 

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1. Pleasing Everyone 

Start saying NO to these pressure of pleasing everyone. It might be uncomfortable at first, but with time, it becomes empowering. 

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2. Neglecting Self-Care

Say NO to neglecting self-care. Make time for things that rejuvenate you and bring you joy.

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3. Living in the Past

Say No to dwelling on the past. Learn from your experiences, but don't let them define or constrain you.

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4. Fear of Failure 

Saying NO to the fear of failure. Encourage yourself to take chances and welcome new experiences.

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5. Being overly self-critical

Saying NO to being overly self-critical. Be kind to yourself, acknowledge your efforts and remember that nobody is perfect. 

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6. Suppressing Your Emotions

Start saying NO to suppressing your emotions. Embrace them, express them, learn from them.

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7. Chasing Perfection 

Start saying NO to chasing perfection. Embrace the beautiful imperfect journey that is your life, with all its ups and downs.

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8. Ignoring Your Intuition 

Start saying NO to ignoring your intuition. Listen to it, trust it and let it guide you in your decisions. 

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9. Saying YES when you want to say NO

By saying NO, you are honoring your time, your energy and your desires. And most importantly, you're honoring yourself.

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Every time you say NO to something that doesn't resonate with you, you're saying YES to authenticity. 

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You are saying YES to living a life that aligns with your values, aspirations and true self.