What do I mean by Uninterrupted?
It means who are you really when you strip back all the tasks you do for others and yourself. Who are you really? Let’s look at all the situations you will face on a daily/weekly basis and work out where you are not communicating authentically.
Let’s look at what being authentic doesn’t look like so that when we come to do the assessment we will focus on the opposite.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about pleasing others.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about hurting others.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about doing things you dislike.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about forcing yourself to do something.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about being hard on yourself.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about judging others and comparing yourself.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about being a victim of your surroundings.
• Being authentic to yourself is not about acting in a way that will attract more fans on social
Authenticity entails aligning behaviours and communication with personal beliefs, values, and genuine intuition from the heart.
Alignment between the inner self and outer self creates authenticity, reflecting true emotions, behaviours, communication, and relationships. Now let’s look at where you are currently in all areas of your life and how close you are to being your authentic self.
Have you ever felt like the way that you hold yourself varied depending on who is around you and where you are?
We tend to communicate differently when we are with individuals that we want to please or want to make sure that they like us. For example, you might communicate in a completely different way if you are at work or with people you just met and want to be friends with them. We tend to be ourselves when we are at home or with childhood friends. That is when we let our guard down and become more vulnerable and less worried about how others might perceive us.
Take some time now to reflect on all the times in your day that you put a mask on.
Is it only in certain situations or with certain people? No matter what, write them all down so that we can come up with some strategies on how to go about fixing them. Be brutally honest here otherwise, it won’t work. For example, do you say yes to doing something with your friends when you really don’t want to? Or Do you hold back from saying something when your boss does something that you don’t like?