Authentic Relationships, pt. 2
Last week we talked about the importance of connection and how to recognize inauthenticity in social media.
So if this thing is important— how do we do it? How do we create real, authentic connection?
1. Have real relationships, in person, off screen. Invest in these infinitely more than you invest in relationships online.
2. Be authentic in who you really are. Think about the image that you portray to others. Does this reflect your true self? Do they really know you? True relationship and connection comes from being fully known.
Think about/Journal about: What “mask” do you show to friends, family, or coworkers? What parts of yourself do they see and know, and what parts do you keep hidden?
Identify one person who you could share something “hidden” with, to practice being more authentic.