Thursday, June 13, 2024

6 Secrets To Unlock Main Character Energy & Take Your Life By Storm

Life feels like a never-ending sitcom sometimes, doesn’t it? And a badly written one at it. How about we change that today? The MAIN CHARACTER ENERGY (MCE) is more than just a silly TikTok trend – it’s a neat psychological trick you can (and should) use to allow you to be you. For people with trauma, autism, and ADHD, this concept of imagining yourself as the protagonist helps them visualize life’s struggles better and overcome them way more effectively. So, if you really need that script, here are seven secrets to unlock that coveted “main character energy” and take your life by storm.

Tell Your Own Story

No reservations, no shame, no thinking what other people think, for heaven’s sake – just living life hard until the credits roll. Please note that we’re not advocating for being obnoxious, demanding attention and making everything about yourself.

Here, we are discussing the MCE as a healing mechanism for folks who constantly sideline themselves and struggle with anxiety, depression and even social awkwardness. Let’s talk about Main Character Energy as a mindset about turning that inner dialogue into a narrative rather than an execution. Tell your own story, and remember you are not the villain, victim, or sidekick – you’re the hero.

6 Ways To Always Be The Main Character

Consider this a mental exercise. Every time you have the urge to put yourself down, think about what – I don’t know – Carry Bradshaw would do. Yes, she was an awful friend and did many horrible things, but she also kept fighting for herself. That’s what we want you to do, too.

Embrace Your Quirks

The main characters aren’t cookie-cutter personas, and neither are you. It’s your quirks and idiosyncrasies that make you unique. So, embrace those quirks like the badges of honor they are. Maybe you’re the one who quotes “Goonies” in everyday conversation, or you need the little spoon to eat (iykyk), or you love wearing Christmas socks all year round. Celebrate the traits that set you apart from the crowd.

Dress Like You’re Headed for a Red Carpet

Main characters never just “throw something on.” They dress – not to impress, but to express. Take pride in your appearance, whether it’s a bold statement piece or just a stylish touch. Even the smallest outfit effort will a) make you feel accomplished, b) make you feel special

Seek Adventure (Big or Small)

Every main character faces a series of thrilling adventures, whether it’s embarking on a road trip or trying a new coffee shop downtown. Saying “yes” to even the dumbest things from time to time is refreshing. Here are some dumb adventure ideas:

  • Go to the park to people- or dog-watch
  • Visit a museum or an art gallery right before it closes and try to get locked in
  • Go to the movies alone
  • Order every item in your fave spot and make a tasting out of it

Don’t forget to wear sunglasses (even when inside) and headphones to look like a celebrity in the wild.

Make Peace With Your Kinks

Yeah, your how might not be “Game Of Thrones”, but your sex scenes should be groundbreaking, too. Solo intimacy is a wonderful, accepting thing that helps you fall in love with yourself. With the help of inclusive platforms like, pick a magic tool that floats your boat – from suckers to a vibrating dildo. Any one of these will make you feel like a star.

Show Self-Compassion

Every main character has a dark time in the middle of the movie. Since your life ain’t a movie, you’re having plenty of dark times. Be kind to yourself when things don’t go as planned, and don’t be too hard on yourself for not always having it all figured out. Your journey is a series of plot twists, after all.

Pursue Your Passions

Main characters have passions that drive them, whether painting, coding, LEGO-ing, gardening or baking the perfect soufflé. Be relentless, be unapologetically obsessed with what you love. 

No Bad Seasons In Your Show

The “main character energy” isn’t just a trendy hashtag; it’s a mindset shift that empowers you to create your own narrative. Make going to the deli a red carpet moment, sing in the shower, and make peace with how and who you are. Make every day a cliffhanger.

Lindsey Ertz
Lindsey Ertz
Lindsey, a curious soul from NY, is a technical, business writer, and journalist. Her passion lies in crafting well-researched, data-driven content that delivers authentic information to global audiences, fostering curiosity and inspiration.

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