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I think when you are true to yourself, you listen to your gut. It’s that pull that you get in your tummy when you hear something that isn’t quite right, even though you cannot always put your finger on why that something isn’t resonating as all positive. This is what embracing your true self or #TrueSelf means to me.
Embracing Your True Self: My Experience
Recently I had an issue come up with my significant other. You see, I sometimes have trouble speaking up about my opinion. Why? Good question. I try to dig into the “why” and what I come up with is… I was in a demeaning relationship before where my opinion was not taken into consideration even when I voiced it. It’s no wonder I had trust issues. Sometimes I go back to that old, unhealthy thought pattern of “my opinion is less than.” So I don’t voice it.
But that was then.
My partner “A” respects me, and I know he wants to hear what I say. This is a healthy relationship I am in. So, although recently I hadn’t spoken up, I did get up my courage and told him this week what I thought about a particular decision we were going to make together. I realized this isn’t that other relationship – It’s not dysfunctional.
And, you know what? He listened to me and agreed that we would work together to find a better way to make us both happy with this particular item. I am happy because I spoke up and because my words were met with respect from my partner.
What all of this means is that A is part of my #TrueFam because he supports my #TrueSelf. He makes me feel good about myself and encourages me to continue to be true to myself.
Thank you to True & Co. for encouraging the #TrueSelf message with their bras and other intimates that are designed to help women feel more comfortable with their bodies. Empowering women can start with her bras – heck knows I’ve worn enough uncomfortable ones to know that I value one that allows me to move freely.
Check out this true self-research from True & Co. The fact sheet below highlights the importance of #TrueFam:
Who is part of your #TrueFam?
Do you have a #TrueSelf moment to share too? If so, write a new blog post and link back to this one. Please make sure you tell me about it in a comment here on this post or I might not see it to give you credit. I’ll give you a shout-out in a future blog post if you (1) link back to my post here on embracing your true self, and (2) use the #TrueSelf and/or #TrueFam hashtag in the future post of yours!