The habit this month is honesty.

The habit for this month is ‘honesty’. What is it really all about?



Many children think honesty means you ‘don't tell a lie’- and that is definitely part of being honest. But honesty means more than not lying. A more complete definition of honesty shows that an honest person doesn't do things that they know are wrong. If something you do is breaking the rules or if you have to hide what you are doing because you'll get in trouble, you are probably not being honest. So honesty is about speaking and acting truthfully. Let's look at what each type of honesty is.

1. Being honest about what you say.

This one’s a hard one, as it sometimes means admitting when you’ve done or said something wrong. But if you admit to your actions, if you explain how a situation really happened, then you’ll feel much better about yourself!

Imagine that you broke your mum's favourite object because you were playing football in the house. When she comes home, she asks for an explanation. What are your choices in this situation? You could tell her that you have no idea how it happened, or you could be honest and tell exactly how the object was broken.

2. Being honest in how you act.

Being honest means you act in a way that you know is the right thing to do.

If you lie often, people will begin to question the things you say and may not believe you. In fact, they may think you are lying all the time, even when you are actually telling the truth.

3. Being honest with yourself.

A big part of honesty is what you say and how you act toward others. But another part of honesty is whether you treat yourself the same way. Being honest with yourself means you really know why you are acting in a certain way or whether what you tell yourself is true.

Have a look at this video. Can you see how honesty was an important part of the story?



Have a great weekend everyone,

Alex

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