Be authentically inauthentic!
Yes, you read that right.
We are surrounded by the media telling us to "Just Be Ourselves!" and worse still it usually follows on with a promise to say that if you are you will then be "Happy!"
I am all for happiness but I have to say that it's not reasonable for us to think we can be happy all the time.
It also is unreasonable for us to be authentic all the time.
In fact, in trying to do so we become inauthentic... notice the paradox here?!
I am not sure everyone really does want to hear every single thought you have, and quite a few may prefer it if you tell a white lie about how tasty their overcooked lasagna was.
Don't beat yourself up if you aren't always authentically you.
Be authentically you. Show up as you as much as possible and people will love you for it but don't beat yourself up when you can't.