The Secrets to Discovering Your Self Awareness and Will it Drive You Insane?

The secrets to discovering your Self Awareness and will it drive you insane?

What is being Self-Aware?

Self-awareness is having a high degree of knowledge about yourself. It's awareness of your habits, emotional tendencies, needs, desires, strengths, and weaknesses. Having a high level of self-awareness is a powerful tool. It allows you to change your life more effectively since you know how you tick. Those that lack self-awareness find life to be frustrating.

Secrets to discovering your Self Awareness:

1. Be aware and mindful of your thoughts. Our minds are always churning through ideas and coming with commentary that seems never to end. You can admire the birds flying over the water; your mind chimes in with a comment, "What a gorgeous view." Then the journey begins.

- Take notice of your thinking patterns. In the moments when you are nervous, what are you thinking? Bored? Intrigued? Walking down the hall to your office? Try to match up similar situations result in identical thought patterns.

- Do you judge people and situations? Do you spend much time thinking about the past or the future? Do you expect the worst to happen or the best? Or do you adopt an attitude of, "Let's just see what happens"?

2. Notice your feelings. What are you feeling throughout the day? What do you think while you're eating? Driving to work? Lying in bed? Waiting in line?

- Once you've noticed your emotion, question it. What am I feeling? Why? What do I need right now? How do I usually react in this situation? Is that smart?

I stopped telling myself that I am lost. I’m not. I’m on a journey, driven by the hope that one day I will find a place where I can rest and be me.

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