We all want to improve our lives.
Whether it’s our relationships, our work, or our health, life can almost feel like a never-ending process of improvement.
Yet, most of the time, it isn’t about earning more money or meeting the perfect guy or girl, it’s about changing our perception of the world.
As Oscar Wilde said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
In order to feel more hopeful and positive about life, I’ve gone through 10 habits of authentic that would all benefit from adopting.
1) They spend time with the right people
Sick of narcissists? Tired of people who aren’t really looking out for you? Then let them go! Authentic people only spend time with those who truly love and appreciate them, and who encourage them to improve themselves.
Not only do these these people make you them more alive, but they’re able to be themselves around them.
2) They face their problems, rather than resisting
How do you respond to negative emotions like anxiety and depression? If you’re like most people, it probably involves some form of resistance.
Yet in the long run, this usually makes those emotions worse.
Instead, authentic people face these issues head on. They learn to become friends with their negative emotions. Not only do they learn more about themselves, but they’re able to live fully and openly, embracing all the ups and downs that inevitably come with life.