"When you become the best version of yourself, you win without fighting."
Hello, my beautiful friends!
As we are getting close to the end of 2023, many of us are choosing to reflect on the year to celebrate what we accomplished, to take away some wisdom from what we've learned, and to let go of not-so-pleasant experiences, in order to course-correct, and set new intentions for the new year that would lead to happier and more fulfilled lives. Since we can't be truly happy or fulfilled if we are not being our authentic selves, I invite you to take a few moments to reflect on these questions:
1. What would my authentic/true self do that I'm not doing yet or not doing enough? How can I change it in the new year? What is one thing I can do today that will demonstrate me being my true self?
2. What is one thing that I'm doing or doing too much/too often that either prevents me or makes it more difficult to be my authentic self? How can I stop doing it, or do it less? What can I do today to start?
3. Write a list of at least 3 new habits/skills/beliefs/attitudes you can work on next year to live and thrive as your authentic self. Which one are you going to start with today?
Remember that growing into and becoming the best/truest version of ourselves is an ongoing journey, and we'll be encountering challenges and learning a lot along the way. I invite you to embrace those challenges as opportunities for growth and always practice self-compassion. Being our true selves is not about being perfect; it's about honoring who we are and loving ourselves as we evolve. The reason we choose to grow and change is not because something is wrong with us as we are, it's because we want to become all we can be. We do it out of love and not fear. We do it because we deserve it. We do it because the people we care about deserve it.
To your truest, most authentic, outrageously successful, extraordinary, and genuinely fulfilled self!
Happy New Year!
Diana Vehuni, Ph.D., is a certified spiritual and holistic life coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, and an artist. She brings together perennial mystical wisdom and cutting-edge scientific knowledge to facilitate profound transformation in her students and clients.