We experience them in so many aspects of life. Our views, the way we look, dress, talk, the job we have, the roles we take on, our actions. Society has a habit of taking any of these and creating a persona of how a person should be when they fit a label.
Say it with me:
I am more than a __________.
Fill in that blank with any label or role you've ever felt trapped in, or that you felt you couldn't stray from because it would be outside of the norm. Break that mold. You have so much more to offer than a label / title / role / whatever you want to call it.
I can tell you right now - I am more than a mother, a wife, a jewelry maker, a photographer. I don't want to be seen as only one of those things and you'll hear me share specific examples in the vlog posted below.
Now, there's nothing wrong with loving a label that you have, I love all of mine. But you should never feel like it's holding you back, or that you need to look, act, or be a certain way because of it.
Try some of these techniques to help free yourself:
- Be open about not wanting to be tied to a label. Say it to yourself and even to other people.
- Take action. If you are doing something that doesn't feel natural (maybe even sharing a different persona of yourself to others) ease up on it.
- Try something new: Step out of that comfort and surprise people by simply doing things that make you happy.
- Have confidence. Don't default to your label if someone asks you about yourself.
I hope these tips helped and that you'll hear me chat about it more in the vlog below!