All of us – but especially women – are expected to be and act a certain way depending on where they are and who they’re with. They’re expected to play a certain role, be strong when they need to, be supportive when they need to.
While a lot of this comes from a good place, often we find ourselves wearing this mask all the time that doesn’t necessarily show what we really feel and who we really are. When you find yourself feeling stuck or unsatisfied with some aspect of your life, this mask may be what’s holding you back, and it’s time to take the mask off and bring to light what we are all trying to hide from: reality.
How to Start Showing Your True Self
If you’ve been hiding behind this mask that you’ve shown everyone in your life, it’s time to take that mask off. It’s time to let yourself feel like yourself again, and freeing yourself from hiding behind other people’s expectations.
While that mask may have been put on because of the expectations of others, over time it becomes a way to hide your true self. Taking that mask off is the first step to unleashing your true character, personality, motivations, and more. Taking that mask off can be a challenge, but it’s the first step towards feeling like you are finally free.
Find a Way to Let Yourself Get Free
Removing that mask you’ve been wearing for so long isn’t easy. Here are three ways to let yourself get free:
Surrounding Yourself with Unconditional Love – Sometimes we find that the people who are around us most aren’t necessarily the ones that bring us the most comfort and support. Being with people who can or do love you for who you are is an important step.
Finding Your Values and Goals – It’s much easier to feel free to be you when you’re working towards the goals that truly appeal to you. Starting on a path towards the things you truly want to become or achieve can have long-lasting benefits.
Communicating – Of course, one of the reasons we wear masks is so that we don’t have to show our true selves. So that does mean we have to learn to communicate again – our needs, our feelings, and more – yet doing so can be incredibly freeing, and help improve your contentment and your relationships.
Above all else, however, removing that mask is a mindset. You’re not always going to act differently or feel differently in every situation. Removing a mask doesn’t mean you’re going to start yelling at everyone or crying or letting out negative emotions you’ve been holding in for years – unless you want to.
It simply means being more honest with yourself. Doing the things that are most important to you, sharing your inner thoughts, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and knowing that you’re going to be on a path that is right for your happiness and your future.
Start Removing Your Mask Today
If you’re interested in taking off the mask that you’ve been burdened with for so long, or have any questions, call me at 1-800-937-2029. You can also contact me by using the email contact form. I’m a New Jersey based life coach that helps women feel more confident with their true selves, and I would love a chance to speak to you about your challenges, your goals, and your inner values.