In the first part of this blog series, we looked into what self-awareness is and why it’s important. But how do we build self-awareness?
Read this blog to find out!
5 Ways You Can Increase Self-Awareness
We can’t talk about self-awareness without mentioning journaling! Journaling is an excellent tool that we can use to create a a safe space for us to confront our feelings. By putting our thoughts onto paper, we are better able to observe our thoughts by zooming out. Take a step back to get a better view of what’s going on.
Journaling is an opportunity to dive into yourself. It’s a space where you can be completely honest about your experiences and how you feel about them. You can then evaluate your emotions, thoughts and feelings and decide whether you want to continue feeling that way.
If not, how do you want to feel?
Not only does journaling help you find out more about yourself but it can also be a space for you to build a relationship with your future self!
Who do you want to be?
What does your future self embody? How does she do things differently?
To be completely honest, you might not like some things you might find out about yourself as you embark on your journey of becoming more self-aware. Looking within and being completely honest with yourself might initially seem challenging. But it’s immensely rewarding in the long run!
So let go of judgement. Be curious. Observe.
The Power Of Questions
Ask yourself questions. Lots and lots of questions.
How are you feeling right now? What might be causing you to feel this way? Do you want to continue feeling this emotion?
What do you want to achieve? Who do you aspire to be? Are you willing to do certain things to achieve a goal?
What perspective will you choose for yourself in life?
“There’s so much truth hidden within you. There are answers within you. Whatever you ask, your brain will seek to answer.”Jasmine Mbye
What Are Your Core Values?
Get clear on your core values. What’s important to you?
This clarity will enable you to make your decisions more easily. And those decisions will be in alignment with what’s most important to you!
Personality assessments are a good starting point when in comes to better understanding yourself. Quizzes such as the Myers-Briggs test are great tools for introspection.
Try Out New Things & Seek New Experiences
Why not try something new this year? Stepping out of your comfort zone will allow you to explore how you feel, think and behave in situations that aren’t familiar to you.
You might discover lots of surprising aspects of yourself!
Increased self-awareness is perhaps the only thing that can lead to genuine self confidence. Only when we become more aware of ourselves, can we change the way we act and react.
Ultimately, it allows us to transform into better versions of ourselves! And isn’t that something we’re all aspiring for?
Do you have any tips, on increasing self-awareness, you’d like to add? Comment below and let us know! We’d love to hear from you.