A simple life can be defined as a life in which all non-essential things have been removed. It is marked by the good coexistence with ourselves, based mainly on honesty, it brings us closer to happiness. Although it may seem difficult to achieve it, the truth is not that difficult to do. However, the result will be your freedom. But what is the real importance of being true to yourself?

Simplicity in life cannot be achieved without honesty . Consider the fact that every time we are not sincere, we create an alternate reality. Subsequently, we are forced to live a life in both worlds: the real one and the one we created. On the other hand, when we choose honesty we live the same life wherever we are .

Honesty leads to simplicity, but dishonesty leads to a complicated life. Now let’s transfer these scenarios to our inner life and we will see that it is really worth being faithful to ourselves . There is no more unpleasant situation than constantly living in battle with our chaotic inner world.

Why is it important to be true to yourself

The benefits of not being untrue were previously stated in a general way. Although, the list of benefits can be much longer, here are some things we can achieve by being honest with ourselves.

Closer friendships

Honesty and integrity pave the way for greater intimacy. Your friends love the “real you” , not the one you have artificially created. If you are true to yourself, then it will be much easier for you to transmit that honesty to all your external social relationships.

Higher quality friends

Good attracts good, in the same way, honesty attracts honesty. People who are trustworthy and honest attract trustworthy and honest friends. And those are the best friends you can find. If you are not honest with yourself, you will not be honest with those around you, then you will not be able to have quality friends.

Start by believing in yourself and you will see how people begin to believe in what you say and do.

Self-esteem not only allows you to achieve inner well-being by itself, it is reinforced with social acceptance. Honest people are those who fully trust themselves. Never underestimate the power of trusting yourself, it is capable of really changing your life for the better.

Wellness

When we are true to ourselves, the consequence is that we have an orderly and uncomplicated life. A life without complications is ideal for improving the immune system. Thus, honesty could be related to fewer colds, less fatigue, less depression, and less anxiety. Being honest with ourselves will allow us to avoid visiting therapies in the future.

Less stress

Being honest, both with ourselves and with other people is a virtue that we must cultivate every day. Pretending to be something we are not requires constant attention to false details, even for the most experienced. Honest people are better able to relax because they are just being themselves. Naturally, if we don’t feel the pressure to maintain a lie, we will feel relaxed most of our time.

 

Unfortunately, early in life we ​​learn that dishonesty can have incredible short-term payoffs. It can get us out of trouble. It can get what we want. We come to believe that it is okay not to be honest with ourselves if it will please the people around us . And so we develop the harmful habit of dishonesty.

Living an honest life takes effort, especially in the beginning. It requires a decision to get it and some action steps to get started. But once it begins to fill our lives and we see its benefits, honesty will be easier to practice.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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