We are living in a world full of expectations and preconceived notions about who we should be and what we should want. But when we listen to our inner selves, we can rise above the noise and follow our unique paths.
A strong sense of self is vital to our well-being, encompassing mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. It allows us to recognise our worth and helps us make decisions that align with our values. Without it, we can feel lost, unsure, and easily influenced by others. Individuals with a robust sense of self are self-aware, confident and have high self-esteem. On the other hand, a weak personal identity can lead to confusion and low self-worth. To better understand ourselves, we must first align our sense of self with our personal identity. Here is how you can tell if you have a strong sense of self:
You make choices that resonate with your unique identity and embrace your authentic self. By making choices that resonate with your unique identity, you demonstrate self-awareness and a strong sense of individuality. This means honoring your personal convictions, priorities, and aspirations, even if they differ from societal norms or others' expectations.
You engage in activities that nourish your soul and well-being, recognising your strengths and weaknesses, and embracing personal growth.
You can distinguish yourself from others, set boundaries, and prioritise your well-being over pleasing others.
You embrace change and navigate adversity, viewing challenges as opportunities as growth.
You recognise your emotional triggers and respond in healthy, appropriate ways.