Hello all and welcome to my blog. Today’s topic is vulnerability and the prejudgement that being vulnerable is a weakness.
Firstly vulnerability is defined as being exposed and potentially in harms way. Whilst this is the black and white definition I think there are some layers to it. See if we don’t show our vulnerable side ever we will always have an exterior wall and be on guard.
Being vulnerable is about showing yourself, your authentic self with courage. That’s what vulnerability means to me. Not a weakness of exposure but a warriors symbol of not hiding in the shadows, being strong and showing the world who we are!
Social media has a great habit of making everyone’s life seemingly perfect, everything is where it is suppose to be and they are loving life every single second. Truth is we don’t. We can’t really. We’re human.
Whilst I am a huge advocate for positivity and happiness I also have my down days and can’t always be as happy as I want to be. I try to be as open as honest as I can to show my platform and wider friends & colleagues what is going on. But you might be asking okay but how can I do this? I’m scared and feel bad about it… don’t worry. I got you.
Tip number 1 – be authentic, there is no point in lying or hiding the truth because one way or another it always comes out! I’m sure we’ve all experienced a time of hiding something and getting caught out was 10x worse than just being honest.
Tip number 2 – embrace all the feelings and accept what your feeling. Our bodies are constantly trying to communicate with our minds to tell us what to do and when to it. Sometimes when feeling vulnerable we want to retreat but that might be the best time to stand up strong for yourself. Don’t let others walk all over you.
Tip number 3 – smile 😊 At the end of it all who really cares? You made a mistake- so what? Who really is going to care in a years time? It’s all about perspective and if you feel embarrassed just remember you are not alone and these challenges make you stronger and more resilient.
Keep shining your light and be the warrior. Being vulnerable is your power and strength. Own it.