Have you ever arrived to a social event of some kind and stood at the entrance feeling awkward and somewhat overwhelmed? And your welcoming hostess or host tries to ease your obvious discomfort by saying “Just be yourself”?
Little did they know their kindly gesture would spark a minor explosion in your brain. You grapple with a whirlwind of tumultuous thoughts. Your mind is racing with ‘What does that mean, just be myself? What am I supposed to do to just be myself…?’ The quizzical look on your face doesn’t go unnoticed. “Come on in. Just relax and be yourself. No one is going to bite you.”