How to be Self Aware
What is Self Awareness?
For many of us it’s having a clear idea of who we are as a human, what we are about, what are beliefs are, what motivates us and what are strengths and weaknesses are. It also allows us to understand other humans how they interact with us and how we act or react around them.
How to become Self Aware
First, you must believe in yourself! Self belief provides us with confidence and a sense of self which is what we then portray to the world around us. Trust in yourself and your actions, regardless of outside noise. Support all of your choices and decisions, you are your own best advocate.
YOU and only YOU knows what is best for YOU.
How to Increase Self Awareness
Stay firm in your self belief, by keeping connected to what you believe, what your values and morals are, how you feel and act/react around people and how much integrity you want to live your life. Do not dilute your self awareness by listening to others and their ideas of who they think you are.
By strengthening your self-belief your voice will become more powerful than others who try to disparage you. You will imitate the outer person with the inner person leaving no room for differences or confusion.
Positive Self Awareness
In order to gain positive self awareness you must always speak positively to YOURSELF about YOURSELF
Negative self thoughts or feelings are not true and do not benefit you. You need to shift any self negativity into a positive, and this requires practice and self discipline. This takes work but the results are life changing and beneficial for life.
Every day ensure that you compliment yourself or give credit to yourself for something that you did that day, no matter how small or insignificant, heck sometimes it can be just getting out of bed on a Monday morning to go to work!
How to Strengthen your Self Awareness
Obviously maintaining all the above is a given but if you don’t already practice it you can also meditate, 5/10/15 mins whenever or however you feel comfortable. Become mindful of your surroundings and live in the moment.
Writing down some goals, key plans or priorities that you aim to complete and then track your progress over the allotted time. Once you have written down something it’s easier to focus the mind and you inwardly become responsible for completing the task.
Journaling is also a good way to strengthen your self-awareness and allows you to look back objectively at your thoughts and feelings that you have penned.
Being self-aware and understanding how you are perceived by others is also important. How often do you deliberately seek out feedback about yourself from your nearest and dearest? I’m guessing like most of us, probably not that often, yet good feedback is one of the quickest and most effective ways to grow and improve yourself.
Self Awareness is simply the capacity to observe ourselves and our habits, to take notice of and pay attention to patterns within our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and sometimes to adjust or eliminate them.
Self Awareness is a skill that we all have and something we should utilise fully.