Happy Monday all, welcome back to another Monday Motivation post where I try to lesson the Monday dread for us all. This weeks theme: Being Your True Self.

How often do we hear people use “just be yourself” as advice – all the time! First date? “Be yourself”…but don’t be too chatty or too shy or talk about that thing you love because they might not think it’s cool and you need them to think you’re cool. Job interview? “Be yourself”…but don’t be too yourself because they might not like that. First day? “Be yourself!” but don’t seem confident because you don’t want them to think you’re cocky and don’t be shy because you don’t want them to think you’re weak.

We’ve had to adapt ourselves for so long to meet different expectations is it any wonder some of us have no idea what being ourselves actually means anymore? This week, make an effort to step out from behind any masks, do things you love, talk about what you want to talk about. Be you. For real this time.

Ask yourself: Who are you really and are you being your true self in your life right now? If the answer is no, now’s the time to change it.

Have a great week everyone.

Stacey x