There may be parts of your authentic self that are yet to be discovered. That is because you have not had the experiences that will reveal those parts to you. Repeating the same life day-in-day-out robs you of the chance to have those experiences. So, don't wait on them to come to you. You can go to them.
A new experience can be traveling to a different place to see what another culture is like. Other cultures can show you new values, tools, ideas, and inspirations. A new culture may await you in a different country or a different city. A new experience can also be a self-care retreat that is focused on either mindfulness, art, physical fitness, or exploring nature. You don't need to take weeks away from work to have a new experience. You can make it a day trip or weekend getaway.
If going out of town for a day is not possible right now, there is still so much you can explore that's close to home. If you like art, take a painting workshop, check out a local art gallery, or visit a dance festival. If you are a foodie, tour a brewery, take a cooking class, or go on a restaurant tasting tour. If you like the outdoors, visit a lavender farm, go horseback riding, or go to a concert in the park.
Remember, becoming your authentic self requires stepping out of your comfort zone. So, no matter where you go, what you do, who you do it with, or if you do it alone, make it something new.
There is no circumstance in life that is perfect. Whether it is your spouse, career, home, physical body, or skills, they will never be 100% favorable. That's because flaws provide opportunities for personal growth and understanding.
You go to the doctor and they say the familiar, "you need to lose weight", "you have to lower your blood pressure", or "your diet needs to improve". Easier said than done!
Being told what you need to do to improve your health is all good and well; but, how to do it is a different story. "I am busy with work." "I have a family to take care of." "I don't have the finances." "I don't know where to start!" When you need to take what your doctor says and put it into action, that's where your health & wellness coach comes in!
Kelly Nembhard is a certified health coach, Reiki therapist, crystal healer, and aromatherapist with experience as a clinical research professional and developmental biologist. She currently lives in Durham, NC.
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