How to Live a Life That’s True to You

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – Rumi

Intentional living is to live a purposeful life, the life you truly want. To live a life with intention, making mindful choices, ensuring your decisions that what you do each day will empower you to focus on what’s essential and genuine to you.  

Life is hard, and I think it is sorely harder than it should be. 

Have you found yourself in a place where life isn’t what you wanted, or you don’t like who you have become, or you end your day every day wondering if it was all worth it? 

Then it’s time for some change, re-evaluation, and to learn how to make better decisions by understanding your values and beliefs; and to start living your life in-line with what’s authentic to you.

To live a life that’s true to you is undoubtedly the greatest gift you can give yourself. 

Living with intention will take you from where you are now and where you want your life to be, helping you to value life in the simplest form, a soulful journey, the life you truly desire. Can you imagine how it would be to be your most authentic self? 

I know, sometimes, it is often easier said than done, but when your intentions are in its purest form, so as your life, success, and relationships. 

What does it mean to live a life that’s true to you?

Evaluate your life.

Life can throw a couple of curveballs with some unexpected sideway turns; re-evaluating your life is the first step from all the baby steps you need to take towards change. What is it that you want to change? Gain a profound understanding of the things you have control over, shifting your approach, and trying a different way to deal with situations. 

Know and decide what you want.

Know your values, principles, beliefs, goals, priorities, and figure out what you truly need. What makes you tick? Why do you get out of bed every morning? What is it that makes you feel most alive? If you happen to know the answers, then it is time to start living in alignment with what truly matters to you. Do not sacrifice your dreams and time for other people, and put yourself first. Take the time and think about what you need the most and the kind of legacy you want to leave behind. A purposeful life is not a perfect life; it is learning to let go of the things that don’t serve you anymore. 

Do something that brings you joy.

A joyful life is the best life we all hope to achieve. It is the simplest form of living with intention every day, and it adds considerable value to your life. Be intentional by making yourself a priority by doing something that brings you joy by reading a good book, watching the sunrise, or the sunset, a tea ritual. A few minutes every day is all it takes to be in a joyful state of mind and change how you feel about life. Always practice self-care.

Don’t waste time.

Be intentional with your time, and spend it wisely. But don’t stretch yourself too thin, and take things slowly but take actions as you go. Being mindful and intentional with your time can help stop the rush that we regularly live in and instead to consciously do things with a purpose that gives fulfillment into our lives.

Feel all the feels.

Connect to all your feels, allow yourself to feel all the emotions, the feeling of intention. Remember that feeling is healing; it can transpire a dynamic understanding of how you are doing, physically, mentally, and yes, emotionally. Consider that every feeling has a message, and it is the path to your inner wisdom. Whether it is happy or sad, allow yourself to feel it all, beauty and madness! 

When you learn to be intentional and to live a life that’s true to you, it’s a chance to understand true happiness. We may need a push to make a change, so ask yourself; what I’m doing and why I am doing it. 

Focus on the things that bring meaning to life and learn to let go of everything that distracts you from living your best life.

Be intentional in all that you do, because you aspire, you dream, you love, you care, you want to do more, and most importantly, because you live. 

P.S. Keep living the good life. Live an extraordinary life!

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21 thoughts on “How to Live a Life That’s True to You

  1. I like the post title a lot! Thanks for sharing these useful tips. Re-evaluating life can sometimes be a very painful but necessary step towards leading a fulfilled life.

  2. I love this! My personal takeaway: “focus on the things that bring meaning to life and learn to let go of everything that distracts you from living your best life.” Thanks for this encouragement!

  3. This is such an amazing post! I especially resonated with what you said about “A purposeful life is not a perfect life; it is learning to let go of the things that don’t serve you anymore.” I think we as humans in general, hold on to the past a lot and tend to focus on the negative and ‘making things go right’ but learning to let go (and for some let God), is such a great way to start living with more intention.

    Thanks do much for sharing!

  4. I love these tips. It’s so difficult to let go and focus on what’s present. “Feel all the feels” is the one I am going to focus more this year.

  5. Living with intentional is incredibly important in all the “busy-ness” of today’s world. It is so easy to lose yourself in all the distractions rather than taking time to live a life you’re proud of. Slowing down and being mindful, although a difficult practice at first, is key to appreciating life and becoming more intentional. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful reminder!

  6. I love everything about this! I stumbled upon living truly and for myself pretty recently, and what a change and difference it has made!

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