Speaking the truth is something many of us struggle to do – we don’t want to rock the boat, we don’t want to hurt feelings, we don’t want to disturb the peace. But speaking the truth isn’t about telling your mum that – no – you don’t like her shepherds pie. It isn’t about yelling at a perfect stranger that – my god – polka-dotted skirts don’t look good with striped socks. It doesn’t involve admitting to your boss that when you called in sick last week, you really had the “red bottle flu” caused by Merlot. Rather, speaking the truth means being honest with yourself. And it’s not something that’s optional.
So, how do you do this? Do you abandon hair dye and do away with your monthly anti-ageing facial? Now, let’s not get crazy. Just start with the following:
Dig deep: Before you can begin to speak your truth, you have to discover it! Go on and grab a proverbial shovel! Start digging deep and figuring out what makes you happy. Join different clubs, take on new hobbies, meet new people.
Stop saying “someday”: One of the biggest ways people lie to themselves is by putting their lives on hold. They say that “someday” they’ll travel. Or “someday” they’ll lose weight. Or “someday” they’ll quit the job they hate and pursue their passions. But “someday” never comes. Time waits for no man (or woman!) and that includes you.
Ditch toxic people: Odds are that you have at least one toxic person in your life – maybe it’s the coworker who always wants to talk about the world ending or maybe it’s a partner who makes you feel bad about yourself. Toxic people have the unique ability to keep you from speaking your truth by bogging you down in theirs.
It really comes down to this: an authentic person is a happy person. Remember that: in a world where you can be anything, be yourself.
Hiya, I’m Karen, energy therapist and mind body expert for dynamic and ambitious women who are struggling with anxiety. I help them to get to the root cause of their anxiety so they can take back control other thoughts and be the calm and confident woman they want to be.
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