Identity Crisis: Reinvent Yourself

Some people can go through life without ever doubting who they are and where they are going.

Others wake up one day wondering whether the person who is looking back at them in the mirror is really who they were hoping to become.

If this is your case, be sure that you are not the only person who has experienced similar doubts. Every day, hundreds of people ask themselves whether they are truly who they wanted to be. 

You can’t change overnight, that’s for sure. But you can address some of the issues that make you want to reinvent yourself.

The most important lesson you want to learn from the start is that there’s nothing wrong with reinventing your identity.

Madonna, the Queen of Pop, has been doing that since the 1980s and the very fact that she’s the 4th best selling music artists in the world proves that reinvention is the secret of longevity.

And if it works for her, it might just work for you too! 

Start simple: change your style

You don’t always need to start a philosophical quest to find out who you want to be. More often than not, simple transformations are the most successful.

If your weekend outdoors uniform feels a little tired or old-fashioned, it can affect the way you think about yourself.

You might not need to look further than buying a few Hook and Tackle fishing shirts for an outdoorsy event to feel more confident in your skin.

Indeed, you can nowadays find cool and fashionable items with all the SPF protection you need, without having to sport the untrendy white face and arms look of the cautious sports-lover covered in a thick coating of sunscreen lotion.

For everyday style, you can take a look at your local high street fashion to find the latest essentials that work with your lifestyle.

The bottom line is that you shouldn’t neglect your stylish identity for the sake of comfort or practicality; you can have both!

Open up your mind to new possibilities

Life can be fast-paced. Only yesterday you were a kid attending college with your mind full of dreams and today, you’re stuck in a 9-5 routine without a second to yourself.

You’re stressed out. You don’t remember when was the last time you smiled. You have lost touch with yourself to the point where you’re not sure of what you like and dislike anymore.

This, my friend, is a typical case of burnout.

Burnouts can make you feel insecure about yourself. But don’t give it. Instead, seize the opportunity to upgrade yourself, using meditation to dive into your mind and reconnect with your inner self.

You can use meditation to rewire your mind and find in yourself the answer to many of your identity questions. 

Aim big and help others

Stop thinking about yourself. Do something for others, for a change. Indeed, doing good not only feels good but also does yourself good too.

The more you help others, the more secure you feel about yourself because you learn to reassess your life. 

You may not have the monetary funds to transform everything about you. But addressing the styling issues that bug you can help you to align your priorities back to your sense of self.

Additionally, detaching yourself from your expectations and day-to-day life is, by far, the best way of reconnecting with your inner self and with others. 

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