Everyone has their own unique story. We tend to get caught up in the rat race of whatever is trending and we tend to lose ourselves while trying to fit in. As humans we need connection so the tendencies are naturally there. The choices we each have daily (on so many levels) determines if we are caught up in the mix and following the crowd or actually being our genuine true authentic selves. Simple questions during the day you could ask yourself: Are you saying yes when you are really wanting to say no? This could be because we don't want to hurt someone's feelings. The problem is, we are actually hurting ourselves when we don't go with our gut yes or gut no and go with the opposite to save any guilt, pain, conflict etc. Be aware of what comes up in your day to day thoughts and feelings about everything. If a coworker/friend/family member asks if you want to get some food and you do not want to b/c your drained for example, say no, be true to yourself, maybe you need the rest and need to go with your gut this time. Maybe a friend asks for your help. You are a helpful person and they are a good friend but you are feeling a little off that day and you just want to stay home in bed eating ice-cream or whatever makes you feel good, just say no this time, it's okay and will be ok. We are not all perfect beings trying to be robots, even if the world is trying to get you to conform to a fast paced rat race robotic day to day insanity. We can choose to slow down, go our own pace and push through if we just remember to be ourselves, focus on creating and have fun along the way.