Do you have a bucket list of things you should do rather than what you have done? Do you have well-meaning intentions to eat healthy, exercise regularly or get more rest? Are many things on your to do list those which are expected of you by others and society rather than what you are passionate about?
Sometimes it gets tiring to do what is expected and to live by someone else’s standards. That’s when you need to connect to your inner rebel.
I remember the school report cards where my teacher wrote: good, well behaved student but needs to apply herself more. Now that I am older I realise that maybe this was true. Not that I didn’t want to apply myself, but because I wanted to learn differently to what the school was teaching.
My inner rebel was not being satisfied with the status quo. But the status quo, or society expectations, was holding me back from learning and doing something I really wanted to do.
However, life is too short to not do what you feel is right deep inside your soul. This is where your inner rebel comes into play. They are there to push you out of your comfort zone and challenge you in ways you never thought possible.
As a result you find yourself opening up to new experiences and opportunities that you never thought possible if you continued on the path expected of you. The path society expected of you.
Your inner rebel can help you find different activities to try that you never imagined enjoying. Put simply, your inner rebel can encourage you to put on that bold red lipstick to give you a boost of confidence.
When I started to listen to my inner rebel, I discovered a confidence to take chances I was not brave enough to take before. This has taken me out of my comfort zone to discover my passion for travel. Twenty (or so) years later I discovered I learned more from experiencing other cultures on my travels than I did inside a classroom.
So, who is your inner rebel? They are someone you trust to be honest with you, a best friend you can tell anything to and spend endless road trips with. This is someone you may have left behind when you grew up into the adult world of responsibility. But they are important in helping you live your best life – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
However, society’s definition of a rebel centres around someone who is a rule breaker, a reckless risk taker or someone who does their own thing for the sake of it. Yet the world would be boring without those who sought to change the status quo and try new things.
Being a rebel doesn’t always have to mean something negative. Rebels are also innovators, inventors, explorers. They are those who choose their own path because that is where their life path has led them.
Being a rebel also takes courage to go against what is expected of you in society. It can also build confidence and help you discover the person you were meant to be. Unleashing your inner rebel can be a step by step approach – starting with something small like putting on bold red lipstick for confidence.
Your inner rebel can help you rediscover your true self and what you really enjoy doing in life. If there is something you have always wanted to do, then why not tap into your inner rebel for a boost of confidence and courage. As long as it is legal – the sky is the limit to what you can achieve.