Just Be You
I use the logo “just be you”. But what does that actually mean? Simply, I would say it’s self compassion, self awareness, embracing the ‘good’ and ‘not so good’ bits of ourselves, trusting yourself, loving yourself, and (last but not least) asking for what you need. Easier said than done! And I’m not going to lie….. it isn’t always easy, and there is only one person that can do it. Yep, that’s right…. YOU!!
If you break it down it becomes so much more manageable. And I truly believe that a therapeutic relationship can support you and the process. I say that from my own personal experience – from both sides of the therapy room.
- Working out what your needs are
- Being authentic (with yourself and others)
- Forgive yourself (in other words, show yourself the compassion you show others)
- Celebrate every bit of you…. including all your quirks. They’re the interesting bits!
All of this can come with an awkward feeling of being selfish. We tend to put others needs before our own. And of course, sometimes we may feel we need to do that. But doing it with awareness can make a big difference. I want to stress that putting your needs before those around you is not selfish. It will have a positive impact on your relationships (amongst other things), and therefore giving those around you a very special experience. What is selfish about that?!
Have a read of this article to find out more about the four areas above. And get in contact if you’d like to know more about how this could help you feel more complete and less stuck, no matter what area of your life is causing you difficulties.