What makes you feel free

Last updated: Feb 26, 2023

Feeling free is an emotion that can be hard to describe. Or isn''t it? How do you come to feel free?  It may come after achieving a big goal, taking on a difficult task... or simply letting go of something that was causing stress. 

Usually it comes when you overcome a feeling of limitation and express yourself in a meaningful way.

When we feel free, we can be more creative and open-minded about our capabilities.

We gain confidence in ourselves and our decisions, which allows for self-expression without fear of judgment or consequence.

Being able to make choices without having any outside forces influencing those decisions, to think for yourself, is also a great feeling of being totally free. 

Surrender control over things you cannot change

Learning to know when to let go of the reins and trust in the universe can help us feel liberated from some of life's burdens.

This kind of surrender often leads to feelings of peace and acceptance which allow us to move forward with greater ease. 

Break free from the expectations of those around you 

Surrendering to your own desires and letting go of expectations of others is a luxurious experience.

It's a feeling of liberation and freedom, when you know that you are free to go after your own goals - without the need to conform to the standards of those around you.

Free from the limiting beliefs that have been instilled in us from a young age, we can start to live a life of our own design.

Recognizing that the opinions of others are merely opinions, it makes for us easier to break free from the expectations of those around us and focus on our own journey of self-discovery.

Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and authentic

Surrendering to your vulnerability and allowing yourself to be authentic is the ultimate form of liberation. 

Embrace the uncomfortable and accept your deepest fears.

Allow yourself to be seen and heard as you are. This "being yourself" is so essential to feeling truly liberated.

Learn to accept yourself and your mistakes

Feel free to accept yourself as you are. With all your positives and negatives. Noone is perfect. And everyone makes mistakes.

Aceepting yourself as a whole, good or bad, and owning it, is a good prerequisite to find that you are living in freedom.

Have your own vision and protect it

Having a clear vision for our lives helps us stay on track as we strive towards goals and objectives.

Without this clarity, it's easy to become overwhelmed or confused by the abundance of choices available to us at any given moment.

Having a strong sense of direction gives us the courage and determination necessary to remain focused on our own path. Others around us might not understand or agree with what we're doing. And that is ok.  

Build your vision.

Identify and articulate what you want out of life, both in the short and long term. When you have a vision, you make decisions in alignment with your values. This makes your life more enjoyable. 

With a vision, you have clarity and direction. You go after your goals.

Take the time to create your personal vision statement and then prioritize your activities that will move you toward your desired future. You will feel that you live with purpose and intention. 

Learn to trust yourself and accept your inner voice

Surrender to your inner wisdom, let go of limiting beliefs, and open yourself up to a wealth of inner peace, joy, and freedom.

Engage with your values. Take a look at what matters most to you. 

Your inner voices will talk to you during the time of calmness. Be mindful. 

When you are mindful, you can observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement, and take a step back from them.

When fear or resistance arises, bring your attention back to the present moment.

Your inner voice is the source of your unique power, the one that connects you to your highest self.

When you learn to trust yourself and your intuition, you can break through fear and doubt and start living with full confidence and clarity.

You realize that you have the answers within you and that you can trust yourself to make the right decisions. That's when you truly feel free.


With listening to your inner voice, you will become more self-aware. 

Self-awareness is key to feeling free. With enough self-awareness, you can  tune into your own needs and desires, rather than trying to fit into someone else's idea of what freedom looks like.

When you are self-aware, you can understand your triggers and motivations, as well as appreciate who you are and what brings joy and fulfillment to your life.

Self-awareness comes with practice, such as mindfulness meditation or journaling.

Self-aware people are better at making sounder decisions and building stronger relationships, as well as prioritize own values over external influences.

Cultivating self-awareness will bring more freedom and happiness into your life.

Letting Go

Letting go can be a powerful tool for finding freedom.

When you let go of things that no longer serve you, you create space for new experiences and possibilities.

It can be hard to learn how to let go of a painful experience or person, but start with taking small steps and you will find that you live with more peace and joy.

Love what is

Loving what is means accepting life as it is, without resistance or judgement. 

Feel whatever comes up in the moment, without trying to control it.

Let go of the need to control and instead embrace the present moment with openness and curiosity.

Learning to accept the present moment and all that it brings is a powerful exercise in freedom.

But, don't get lost in the circumstances. Loving what is doesn't mean, you have to endure what is upleasant to you. Rememeber you values, let go and move on, if necessary. 

Dance, sing or watch a sunset

Take little moments to enjoy your life. If you feel like it, dance. If you feel like it, sing.

Make more time for you.

Take a few moments each day to enjoy a bath, settle into a comfortable chair with a good book, or practice mindfulness can help you feel more connected, relaxed and free.

Go watch sunset or find yourself other activities that bring you peace and freedom.

You only live once

Mae West said it best: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Creating your own vision and letting go of things that no longer serve you can help you stay true to yourself and make life count.

Being self-aware and loving what is will help you stay present and mindful and engage with your values.

Don’t be afraid to be yourself and follow your heart without worrying about what others think – after all, you only live once!

Embrace the beauty of life by doing things that you love and feel freedom in your heart.

Life is too short not to enjoy it!

Feeling free - bottom line

Feeling free is all about creating space within yourself where there’s no need for external validation or approval; it’s just being your authentic self and living life on your terms!