It’s easy to be kind and considerate around others. But how do you behave when nobody’s looking? Are you as loving and conscientious when you know there’s no one to witness or acknowledge it? If the answer is yes, you’re living in your integrity. If not, you’re only pretending to be good. The fear of being found inauthentic causes psychic stress and lowers your self-esteem. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution: Act as if someone very important is looking, because it’s true. The one who determines how you feel about yourself and life is always looking…

You.