Self-Awareness


✨Self-Awareness = conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires (Oxford Dictionary).

Further, self-awareness is our ability to observe, reflect, and evaluate our thoughts, speech, and behavior.

➡️Self-awareness can be a powerful tool for aligning with the person we want to be via introspection. We are not our thoughts, we are the thinker, and we often have the power to change the way(s) we think, speak, and behave to better align with who we want to be.

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For some reason, it took me a long time to own that I am not my thoughts and that I have the power to change the way I think, the way I speak, and the way I behave. I still forget occasionally, but am quicker to remember.

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➡️Research about self-awareness has demonstrated that self-awareness is associated with higher self-control, empathy, proactivity, self-confidence, and creativity among others!

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➡️Below are 3 Ways to Practice Self-Awareness

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⭐️Practice Mindfulness: spend time observing your thoughts from a place of non-judgement and openness. Practice observing your experiences through your senses - sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.

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⭐️Ask for Feedback: external perspectives and feedback can enhance our self-evaluations and introspections. Ask a close friend, family member, or colleague for constructive feedback.

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⭐️Journal Regularly: Write your thoughts down as a way of processing. Record how you are feeling, what you are thinking, and how you have been speaking and behaving. Take it further by journaling about WHY you think you are feeling, thinking, speaking, or behaving in certain ways.

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❤️I wish you the best on your journey of self-awareness.

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