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Authentic Self: Top 7 Ways to Live Authentically

By Ann Ronan, Ph.D.

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Here are tips to help you live YOUR life. By living authentically you will enjoy peace, harmony and success.

  1. Know your purpose

    Are you wandering through life with little direction – hoping that you’ll find happiness, health and prosperity? Identify your life purpose or mission statement and you will have your own unique compass that will lead you to your truth north every time.

  2. Know your values

    What do you value most? Make a list of your top 5 values. Some examples are security, freedom, family, spiritual development, learning. As you set your goals - – check your goals against your values. If the goal doesn’t align with any of your top five values – you may want to reconsider it or revise it.

  3. Know your passions

    Honor those things that make your heart sing. Whatever it is, do more of it!

  4. Live from the inside out

    ncrease your awareness of your inner wisdom by regularly reflecting in silence. Commune with nature. Breathe deeply to quiet your distracted mind.

  5. Take time to play

    Give yourself time to recharge doing things you love to do or by just doing nothing.

  6. Be aware of your self-talk

    Are you blocking your potential? Check out your first thoughts when you wake tomorrow. Are they supportive, encouraging or positive? Choose the kind of chatter that’s goes on in your mind. Become aware of the negative messages you give yourself. Gently catch them and turn them into positive affirmations.

  7. Serve others

    >When you live authentically, you may find that you develop an interconnected sense of being. When you are true to who you are, living your purpose and giving of your talents to the world around you, you give back in service what you came to share with others -your spirit – your essence.

Ann Ronan, Ph.D., Certified Career Coach, offers a FREE e-course on the Top Ten Ways To Live Authentically. To learn more about this step-by-step program and to sign up for FREE how-to articles and content packed teleseminars, visit www.authenticlifeinstitute.com

©2004 Ann Ronan

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Article Submitted On: December 02, 2004