8 Ways to Honor Your Unique Expressions
Read through these 8 Ways to Honor Your Unique Expression. Get a clear visual of how you can better honor your unique self. Hold yourself accountable to being an individual. Build self-awareness for times when you may inadvertently go with the crowd. By devoting your time and energy to your own unique expressions, you truly live the life of your dreams!
Here are 8 Ways to Honor Your Unique Expressions
1. Give Thanks for Abundance & Luxuries
Are you a giver of time, services, or money? Find a way to give of yourself that feels good to you. This is different than doing something out of obligation or necessity. Donate to a fundraiser. Attend a charity event. Serve meals on a holiday. Tend a plot at the local urban garden. Explore ways of giving back that make you feel wealthy.
2. Learn Something New Every Day
Do you prefer watching documentaries or reading about cultures in books? Whichever way is most enjoyable for you to learn something new — do it. Every day. I even double-dare you to step outside of your comfort zone, and challenge yourself to take a class for something you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t. That nagging desire begging you all these years to “go for it”, is one of your unique expressions. Honor that, please.
3. Interact with People
Graceful communication comes naturally for some people, while many feel awkward and uncomfortable in social settings. Honor where you are in the spectrum and embrace your unique self. Pay attention to how you interact with people and make any adjustments that do not represent how you wish to be building relationships with others. Go easy on your beautiful self.
4. Take Care of This World
If you’re not familiar, The Five Languages of Love by Gary Chapman, defines different ways people give and receive love:
- Words of Affirmations (saying “I love you” and “You look great.”)
- Quality Time (date night or relationship building moments)
- Receiving Gifts (flowers just because and impromptu presents)
- Acts of Service (making dinner or taking care of business)
- Physical Touch (affection and romance)
Honor your unique expressions of caring and spread love throughout the world in your own unique way.
5. Make A Living Doing What You Love
This amazing planet offers a gazillion choices for the age-old question “what do you want to be/do when you grow up?” The possibilities are nearly endless! Seriously, you could be paid to illustrate coloring books. Lock down whatever you want to do day in and day out. Then, do it!
6. Feel Excited About Life
Sometimes it’s a rainy, dreary day with nothing much exciting to look forward to. Despite the outer lining of this image, find something to feel excited about. It’s raining. Are you sheltered? That is exciting! Imagine if you were a cave-person who had to either find or build a mobile shelter or just stand shivering in the rain. Hmm… did I trigger your imagination just now? That, my friend, is how you honor your creative expressions.
7. Keep An Eye On Your Footprint
We all, (humans, plants, and animals included) consume and rid ourselves of materials. In order to honor this area of our life, we can develop self-awareness for the level of impact we are contributing to on Earth. Look at how often you produce helpful products versus the times you are consuming and then throwing away. You may be one person, but you have the power to leave behind a tremendous legacy.
8. Fall In Love All Over Again
Some people think a bubble bath is the perfect gift to self, while others enjoy a weekend vacation to somewhere they’ve never been. There is no right or wrong way to love yourself, as this emotion is always healing, compassionate and all-encompassing. Fall in love with yourself and watch your to-be lover fall in love with your fabulousness! Seriously, it works.
What tips & bits of advice do you have about life’s unique expressions?