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Start:Jul 02, 2020

Duration:10 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the ability to make friends who bring out the best in you (My Space).

Description: 'My Space' is part of The Next Step navigational series. Use it like a GPS. Each day it gives specific steps to help you choose friends and ... Read More


Step 1

The test of how open you are to allowing others into your space is this: who are you when no one else is around?

Step 2

What did your answer reveal to you?

Step 3

Go to the video icon and watch the music video, 'Ready to Be Myself'.

Tell us how it landed with you when you're finished.

Step 4

The real you is a treasure. You're unique. You're formed exactly the way you're supposed to be. And that's a good thing. You bring a fresh perspective to others.

How can this be true?

It's true about all of us.

Regardless of what others have said or done or mistakenly assumed, we are perfectly made as we are.

No need to hide. No need to fear. No need to worry.

Your design, no matter the package it's in, is not flawed inside or out.

You were made to be you, not someone else, not a better version of yourself.

You are perfect as you are.

How confident are you about bringing this 'you', the 'real you', to your current and future friendships?

Step 5

Picture the friends you generally hang with.

How would you act if you were perfectly yourself?

Step 6

What would their reaction be?

Step 7

Would acting yourself - not your fears or worries or past experience, but yourself - change the way you feel around others?

Step 8

How much would it change the kind of friends you would go to for advice, support and encouragement?

Step 9

How much would your confidence increase if you gave yourself permission to be you without hiding behind mistrust, past experiences, future concerns or current struggles?

Step 10

Go be you today. Be 'you' with your friends, with classmates, with older adults.

Take a load off. No more hiding. No more attitude.

No more worry or assumptions about what others think of you.

Be you in every interaction you have today.

Will you?

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