Many times we “attach” who we are with the roles that we play in our lives. From being a great husband to being a nurturing mother to performing well at our jobs.
We take pride in that and feel a sense of accomplishment.
When life suddenly takes a turn and our role changes, we can feel incredibly lost. We have spent years shaping our identity around being that role. And when that role suddenly disappears, we ask ourselves “Who am I??”.
If we don’t have a clear answer to that question, it can be terrifying!
The “beauty” in suddenly shaking up our lives is that it forces us to dig deep and ask ourselves the tough questions. Ideally, we should be asking ourselves these questions all along.
If we do, then we’ll be in a much stronger place to be able to handle what life throws at us.
Check out the video to see my thoughts on this identity crisis and how to deal with it when before it happens.
Love Yourself or Lose Yourself
When you make yourself a priority and continually ask yourself thought provoking questions, you discover more about yourself.
This, my friends, is true self awareness.
Knowing yourself and connecting with who you are at the soul level allows you to make better decisions to take charge of your life. You won’t be waking up from a numb state 5 years from now asking “how did I get here?”.
Take time to love yourself and discover the very best (and the very worst) parts of you. If you don’t, you will lose yourself until you’re forced to figure it out…like it or not!
Take Action Now
Tell me in the comments below what you’ve been neglecting and need to take charge of in your life so you can be the very best You, Inc. that you can be!
If you’re struggling with an identity crisis and ready to get unstuck, let’s chat! I’m happy to help you figure out who you really are and what you want out of this life!