10 Powerful Ways To Get Back In Touch With Your Most Authentic Self

Everything gets better when you live your most authentic life, so don’t hold back. Be bold, like the flavor of Café Bustelo® coffee. We’ve partnered with Café Bustelo to celebrate all the ways you can enjoy life to the absolute fullest by living fearlessly, and being YOU.

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1. Embrace your imperfections.

Recognize that you are not perfect and you never will be. Accept your scars and your flaws as something to be proud of, instead of something to hide away from. Embrace and learn to love what makes you, you. Know that everyone has parts of themselves they don’t necessarily love or are proud of. Be brave enough to love those parts of you that society doesn’t deem as ‘perfect’.

2. Never stop learning.

When you feel like you are stuck in a rut, get re-inspired by new activities and hobbies. Take a music class you have always wanted to get involved in. Take local classes at the community college by your hometown and discover what makes your brain light up. Never stop being inspired by new ideas and opportunities everyday.

3. Try and try again.

No matter what is happening in your life, please never give up on yourself and your talents. Rejection and failure is a part of life that everyone has to go through. The next time you feel rejected or hurt, think of it as a new opportunity to prove others wrong and to do better next time. Think of failure as a new possibility to do more.

4. Stop beating yourself up over mistakes.

Whether it’s a big mistake you made at work, or a comment you made to a friend that you probably shouldn’t have said, it is over with now. There is no use beating yourself up over something you can’t take back. Everyone makes mistakes and it’s just a part of being human. You are supposed to mess up, I promise. That’s how you learn.

5. Know your self worth.

Reevaluate what you think you truly deserve. If you are with a partner who is treating you with disrespect, ask yourself why you are still with them. If you are working a job that makes you despise your life, ask yourself if this is truly what you think you deserve. Take some time to really think about what you want out of life and make changes necessary to truly become the person you want to be.

6. Find balance.

If you’re a workaholic, take some time off and take a much-needed vacation. If you find yourself doing nothing all day except watching Netflix and lying in your bed, take a walk outside. Breathe in the fresh air and the sunshine. Find balance between working and having fun. You only have this one life to live, so you might as well enjoy it.

7. Catch up with an old friend over coffee.

Sometimes all you need when you feel a little lost, is a conversation with a good friend you haven’t seen in a while. Spending time with your loved ones who know you by heart, will reconnect you with your authentic self in a way nothing else can. They can remind you that life is at its best when you don’t hold back, just like the bold flavors in the cups of Café Bustelo sitting between you at the table.

8. Lose the toxic people in your life.

If you have people in your life who tear you down any chance they get, and who try to knock you down when you have good news, please let them go. You are too special of a person to have negative people like that in your life. Say goodbye to these individuals and watch how much your life will change.

9. Self care.

Make much needed time for just you. Take yourself out to eat. Buy yourself a hot cup of coffee and enjoy your day on your own. Enjoy what it feels like to not make any plans and to just be content with yourself and with your own company.

10. Take a trip.

There’s nothing like taking a long road trip to a new place, to ignite a spark in your heart. Treat yourself and take a few days to walk in places you have never walked through yet. It’s an incredible feeling to be able to see new sights and to experience new tastes and smells. Being in a new place does wonders to your well-being and will help you get reacquainted with yourself again.

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