First, try to stick to "policy of honesty" with yourself. After all, there is no fear of offending or hurting someone else. Knowing the truth yourself is sometimes more important than telling it to others. Do not lie to yourself, even in easy situations because it can distort your perception.
Secondly, select those people whom you can completely trust and try to be honest with them. Try to remember that a lie will only save you for a limited period of time and you may regret the humiliation in front of your spouse, partners and friends when they will learn about the truth in the near future.
Try to tell yourself that people will accept you for who you are and find the balance between honesty and confidentiality. From the fact that you are honest, you do not become naive and vulnerable. There are certain secrets that you do not tell anyone because that person is not entitled to the information.
Think before saying the truth to others. If what you are going to say will cause more harm than good, it is better to remain silent on that particular occasion.
When you feel the urgent need to share the truth with someone, think about it. Ask yourself whether you want to leak the information for the sake of maintaining a reputation as an honest person.