positive affirmations

Self-Expression tips to express yourself more effectively

Self-expression is an extremely important aspect of our lives to pay attention to. Self-expression is all about how you share yourself with others. It’s how you communicate your individuality. The way you interact with others and the world around you. If your don’t express yourself, you suppress the important parts of who you actually are and It may results in considerable struggle and lasting emotional and mental pain. Your frustration turns to rage and your isolation turns to depression.

What is Self-expression?

Self-expression is the act of expressing your thoughts, values, principles, beliefs, emotions and feelings. It is how you present yourself to the world. And, it can take a wide variety of forms. You can use your words, your facial expressions, your body, your behavior, your movements, clothing, actions, and possessions to express your authentic inner self.

What self-expression is not?

Self-expression is not about manipulative expression to the world. Few narcissist practice gaslighting and become extremely selfish. They show their fake personality and try to control the situations and life’s of others. Self-expression is also not a biding for popularity.

If any of the above are at the core of your expression, It’s not self expression. You likely aren’t being true to yourself and are being influenced by different motivating factors.

How to enhance your self-expression skills?

To express yourself more effectively and enhance your self-expression skills, you need to be willing to be more open with your mind, heart and soul. Here are the tips and strategies which will help you to express yourself in a better way.

Self Acceptance

Self-expression begins with self acceptance. First of all you have to accept yourself the way you are. Although you don’t require any introduction of yourself, but believe me it’s not that easy. You have been trained right from the childhood what to talk, what not to. How to behave and how not to. How you should present yourself to the world. You need to look inside your true self and accept that real YOU.

Start finding who you are by listening to yourself. Acknowledge your emotions and honor your feelings. The moment you have self awareness and self acceptance about YOU. It will become easier to express yourself.


Words are most powerful way to express yourself and what you’re experiencing. Poetry, prose, blogging, journal and creative writing are all ways to express your real inner self. The intangibility of your emotions and experiences gets a platform and become more tangible and real to the world. You live a more fulfilling and authentic life.

I recommend to write (almost) everyday… Writing forces you to find the right words and expressions to convey your message. It increases your vocabulary which helps you further in self-expression.

Speak openly

It happens more often that you are not open enough to speak how you feel or experience. The reason may be anything like fear of conflict, lack of self-confidence or you don’t want to hurt the other person. Whatever be the reason, but you beat yourself later on that you should have express how you feel or what you want.

Challenge yourself to speak openly and freely during personal interactions in relationships. This practice will take some time. But the more of you do it, the easier it will get.

What people will think

It’s you who is thinking – how the people will think; not the people. Caring for what people will think is a projection of your own insecurities and fears. What people will think, how people will react or will people like or not; all these questions do not allow you to express your true inner self.

Don’t make their opinion pivotal to your self-expression. If and start tailoring your words, actions and behavior with the expectations of other, you will never be able to express your true self.

Creative expressions

Creative expression may be a catalyst in your emotional healing process. When the intent behind your art is self-expression, the value in the art and the message it communicates increases manifolds. During creative self-expression, the mental images are transformed in something physical and reflects your feelings, emotions and thoughts. Try painting, sketching or cartoon making; you may also start singing, dancing, collaging, coloring, composing music, stage performance or making craft.

Self Expression

Believe me; exploring and unleashing the creative side of yourself will be a surprising and fulfilling way to express your true inner-self.

Don’t be Introvert

Introverts generally are not able to express emotions and feelings freely. In you are one of them; you will find expressing your thoughts and feelings has always been a challenge. You must try to find a setting which makes you comfortable. Start by talking to a smaller group and gradually move to bigger one. Expressing online through social media can be a powerful tool to you. You can also start blog like Invajy and express your true inner self to the world. Find like-minded communities where your ideas are valued and encouraged.

Get rid of Shyness

It’s absolutely normal to feel shy on few occasions, but sometimes this feeling can impair your ability to express yourself in social situations. If your shy demeanor begins to impair your ability to interact with others, it may be you are suffering with social anxiety disorder. Try to imagine, you are speaking to a large group of people and expressing your views and ideas to them. Fake it until you make it. This trip may help you to overcome your shy nature.

Practice Confidence

Lack of confidence is biggest obstacle to self-expression. When you are talking to someone, speak with confidence. Have straight posture, make a eye contact, make sure to enunciate properly and communicate effectively. The more you will practice speaking with confidence, the easier it will become to express yourself. Your brain will get wired to be feel more confident, what you act and practice to be confident.

Over to you now, that is all from my side in this article . I hope you enjoyed this post on how to express yourself more effectively. Please share your experiences and views on self-expression in the comment section below. I and the other readers will love to learn from your experiences.

If you have liked this article, please share it with your friends and family members at your favorite social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Telegram.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *