Question about your transformation from “Brooke lite” to the Brooke you are today

Can you give me an example of how you changed from “Brooke lite” to the Brooke you are today?

I have a great understanding of why we change ourselves for the approval of others, but now that I’m trying my hardest to live it out, I want to make sure I’m not over complicating it. Here is my best example so far:

Old me: used to be super bubbly and compliment people a LOT. (Like always).
New me: just smiles and doesn’t over do anything because it’s phony and exhausting.

Is this pretty much the jist of it?

I’ve been working on this so hard even though deep down I still feel like people are perceiving me as mean. But I’m doing it!!! Lol