Authenticity – a word we see so often on social media but what does it actually mean?
Does it mean sharing each and every part of your private life?
Posting unedited photos that you may not even like?
Sharing your honest opinion on every single topic out there?
I guess we all have our very own definition and idea of authenticity but for me it doesn’t have anything to do with any of the above.
You don’t have to share everything or post unedited photos if you actually enjoy taking beautiful photos and expressing your creative side through editing.
You don’t have to share your opinion about every topic.
You don’t have to share your whole life with the world.
For me the word basically means:
•sharing your truth even if others disagree
•expressing what you want to say in your own words
•saying no when you want to say no and yes when you want to say yes
•sharing what you believe is good and right and valuable
•being okay with not everyone liking you when you’re being your true self
•setting boundaries for people who have a toxic influence on you and your life
•taking the discomfort of being judged or criticized over the discomfort of faking something
Think about it:
What does it mean to you to live your most authentic life – online and offline?