I am the most unhappy when I am trying to conform. ​​​​​​​​
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☹️ Finding a niche because everyone told me that I had to. ​​​​​​​​
☹️ Dressing in black, white and grey – because “pink isn’t very professional”​​​​​​​​
☹️ Getting depressed because the MBA prices are ridiculously expensive and actually don’t offer any more than I already know. ​​​​​​​​
☹️ Trying to be someone else, because someone told I am too “aggressive” “sensitive” “ambitious” !!!​​​​​​​​
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Can you relate? ​​​​​​​​
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I decided to open up to a friend of mine and explain how I have been feeling. I told her that I had my fringe cut and I hated it, I didn’t know what to wear and I wanted to do further education, but I hated doing my degree… the list went on. ​​​​​​​​
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She said “But you are different Lucy. That’s why people are drawn to you. You stand out whilst everyone blends in”​​​​​​​​
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I let that sit and percolate … I then took this to my coaching session. ​​​​​​​​
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“Can I offer you a reflection Lucy?” my coach said. ​​​​​​​​
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“Of course” I replied ​​​​​​​​
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“Have you noticed that when you are trying to conform, it has an impact on your mental health?” ​​​​​​​​
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💣 #TRUTHBOMBALERT ​​​​​​​​
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Since then, I have took stock of who ‘Lucy’ really is. And actually, being different is my USP. Being authentic, is what’s needed. ​​​​​​​​
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And by accepting and acknowledging that… I am feeling pretty darn happy. 😁​​​​​​​​
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