Being True To Yourself



What does it mean to be true to yourself? A question that many of ask and a question that many of us may don’t know the answer. Is it really that hard to be true to yourself? And what does it really mean?

Being true to yourself, means you are completely honest with what you feel, deeply value, and desire. It also means communicating your feelings wholeheartedly both with yourself and others, allowing your truth to flow through you and into the world. To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.

For me being true is not lying to yourself so you will not be fake and accepting what you really are.If you know yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.

But why others seem to be bothered by their real self and end up changing their own self. They change to what they want and change to meet the expectations of others. But is this right?  As difficult as it may seem at first, have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as as someone else thinks you should be. Do not take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance. Give yourself permission to be your true self. Being true to yourself is what your heart and soul yearn for.

Live your truth. “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.”





21st Century Literature

                         On September 2, 2016 a forum that was all about Literature was held in the gymnasium of San Miguel National High School.


The theme of the forum “A Glimpse of Writing in the 21st Century Literature”


Mr. Lex Vernon Anzano officially started the forum.


Mrs. Alvarez, the head of English Department making her introductory speech for the forum.


Ms. Evelyn Q. Alera greeted the students and began her opening remarks.


Ms. Alera started her lecture by explaining how and why literature exist.


Ms. Alera as she discussed the evolution of literature through time.


Senior High School students as they listen to the forum.


Students gets a chance to ask the guest speaker a question.


A student asking Ms. Alera a question


Ms. Alera answered the question and ended the forum by sharing her past experiences and her inspirations in life.

The Science of Productivity


   In a world that seems busier by a day,        productivity is on the minds of many. Productivity is the rate at which work is completed. Have you ever asked yourself is there a secret to high productivity?  How can we use science to know the potential of our minds.

              First things that come to mind is that your willpower. Yours may not be enough.   In fact, some studies suggest that willpower is a source that can be entirely used up. This is a concept called ego depletion. So instead of convincing yourself to try harder. It’s better to get started. Studies have shown that starting something is one of the barrier to productivity. Before starting our brain visualized the hardest part to come. According to a study by Psychology Researcher Dr. John Bargh, before we embark on big projects, our brains attempt to simulate real, productive work by focusing on small, mindless tasks to pass the time and, consequently, prevent us from getting anything done. But there is something called zeigarnik effect. It states that people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks. Having a unfinished task, a person will experienced discomfort and will have unsure thoughts about it.

             What about time-management? Instead of putting all of your effort in a day. Breaking it down into sessions with plan and relaxation is more effective. This shows disciplined-scheduling. But how can you develop yourself in following this routine. One key is giving yourself a deadline. Create something that shows the progress of your work. This let you keep track of it and evaluate your work and will help you avoid small mindless tasks.

              Lastly, stop multi-tasking even if you feel like you are doing accomplishing more studies show that people doing multi-tasking  are much less productive. Instead make a list of things you want to finish today and this will help you to avoid multi-tasking. Next is split up your large task in smaller ones. Your brain will find this more easier and it will make the starting process much easier. With a clear goal and a plan in mind. You will be much closer in being much more productive.


The (Suprising) Science of Productivity