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Three ways to be true to yourself

Take at least a couple of minutes each day to reflect upon your actions and reactions

By Rachel Bruford
10 Jun 2015 | 12:28 pm
  • Be true, be you.

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Commit to being authentic

Be strong about your choice to be authentic. Confidence coach Lesley Rodgers (www.lesleyrodgers.co.uk) says, “Being authentic may mean you have to make changes... Be prepared for others to view you differently – you may no longer ‘fit’ with their expectations of you, they may even say ‘you’ve changed’ in a derogatory way.”

Take time to reflect

It’s important to take at least a couple of minutes each day to reflect upon your actions and reactions. Michael Woronko, writer at www.lifehack.org, says “We have complete control over what we do, but without consciously evaluating our actions and circumstances every now and again, we can let things spiral away.”

Cherish special friendships

In such a transient community, it can be difficult to keep true friendships alive. Be sure to be in regular contact with those who keep you grounded and who know you well. Getting their advice on big decisions could be invaluable: “They can be your moral compass in stormy times,” says psychiatrist and blogger Kavetha Sundaramoorthy.

By Rachel Bruford

By Rachel Bruford