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Unveiling Your True Self: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Do you ever find yourself feeling trapped within the confines of your own identity? It’s like there’s a whispering voice deep within, urging you to break free from the layers of societal expectations and personal experiences that have shaped who you are today. You sense that there’s more to you than meets the eye, a true self waiting to be unearthed which you are not fully, consciously aware of right now.

On the surface, we often present ourselves through various personas – the polished image we display on social media, the professional facade we wear at work, the roles we play in our families and communities. Beneath these layers lies our core identity, the authentic, true self yearning to be seen and understood.

There will be values, beliefs, attitude and behaviours shaped by the many layers, so it will take something to break through the layers to find your true self. It will take all your resources such as determination, curiosity, strength, courage and vulnerability. Know that it’s a choice and it will be worth it or you choose to continue to hide behind your persona’s, like masks, choosing which one to use.

This fascinating blog explores personas and what lies within including some tips to help you get started. 

People Wearing masks versions of true self

Explore Your Public Persona

Think about the persona you project to the world through your social media posts, professional self, fashion choices, and interactions with others. These aspects of your identity may reflect certain aspects of your life and they only scratch the surface of who you truly are. It’s like wearing a mask, choosing which version of yourself to present to the world each day.

Tip: Review recent posts, latest bio or CV, current fashion choice – what do they say about you? Chat with a friend, acquaintance or colleague and explore how they experience ‘you’.

Half onion layers version of self personasDelve Deeper: Explore Your Work, Home, Parent and Family Persona layers (Interpersonal Relationships)

Beyond the public persona lies a more intimate realm – the layers of your life that you share with trusted confidants, expressed through personal blog entries, heartfelt conversations, cherished hobbies, and creative outlets. Here, you have the freedom to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment, revealing glimpses of your authentic self beyond societal expectations.

Tip: Have a chat with a trusted confidant(s) about more sensitive topics for you like relationships, fears, and dreams.

Review hobbies and interests that you pursue or pursue(d) with dedicated passion to provide a glimpse into your authentic self.

Uncovering Your Core Identity

By engaging with the layers of your identity, you embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. You learn to peel back the layers of conditioning and expectation, revealing the true self of who you are beneath it all. It might be through adversity and or uncertainty experiencing the unknown that promote moments of introspection and self-reflection. This means you get to confront the raw truth of who you are – flaws and all, right in your face!  It’s a journey of self-discovery, guided by curiosity, courage and a willingness to embrace vulnerability which in turn becomes a strength.

Tip: If you journal, review your entries that explore your innermost thoughts, fears, and desires without filters or self-censorship.

Push yourself out of your comfort zone and seek out experiences that serve as a form of self-expression and self-discovery, such as learning a completely new skill or hobby which you have zero prior experience of to rely upon.

Explore your emotional vulnerability expressed as a means of processing emotions (positive and negative). At new perspective, we specialise in working with negative emotions using an effective process called Time Line Therapy®.

Starting Your Journey

To support you on this incredible journey of self-discovery, we offer a wide range of  development programmes designed to increase your personal growth. Each programme contains approaches with skills designed to help you gain self-awareness, find mental balance and strength to promote further introspection. This will prepare you to start working to uncover your true self and cultivate a deeper sense of authenticity and fulfilment in your life.

Contact us today to learn more and take the first step towards unveiling your true self.

Rod Hahlo NLP Coach by Jumbles reservoir
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Rod Hahlo

Rod is a Trainer of NLP and Personal Development Master Coach, based in Bolton, Lancashire.

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