Becoming More Self-Aware In Four Steps. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a short guide looking at becoming more self-aware in four steps. Living in a world where we constantly compare ourselves to others can have the sad result of losing ourselves while trying to be more like everyone we see on social media.
To be authentically yourself, you have to be fully aware of who you are – your weaknesses, strengths, beliefs, goals, personality, motivations, and morals. This is what you are made of, and you have to realise that all of those aspects are capable of changes and improvement.
This guide will give you tips on how you can ultimately increase your self-awareness to become the best version of yourself.
Becoming More Self-Aware In Four Steps
It’s easier said than done, we know! But it all starts with a suggestion to your brain, which can then get it through its filter and allow it to impact how you feel, think and experience.
Let’s look at the four things you can do to become more self-aware!
Get To Know You
Have you ever sat down and asked: “Who am I?”
And more importantly… Would you be able to answer that question if it was posed?
The first step in building a healthy awareness of yourself is understanding who you are when you look at yourself objectively.
You can start by writing down your perceptions of yourself if you were to look at yourself objectively and from an outside perspective.
During this process, you shouldn’t compare yourself to others but rather look at yourself as an individual without comparing your accomplishments, interests, beliefs, and personality.
Granted, though, you will never be able to map out your entirety on a piece of paper, but you can get to know the most frequently occurring patterns you have that make the most of your life.
One of the best ways to keep track of your daily emotions, reactions, and feelings is to keep a journal in which you write down those things.
It’s amazing how putting pen to paper can put things into perspective;
Writing down your feelings, thoughts, failures and successes of the day will give you a new view of how you deal with things.
Journaling is a means of self-reflection to see your strengths and your weaknesses as it gives you the objective perspective to change bad reactions in the future.
Recording your daily way of acting and reacting will also help you clear your mind and open up space for positive energy.
We can become quite robotic during our daily lives, as if we are on autopilot, just cruising through our schedules, and before we know it, weeks and months have flown by.
To savour every moment of the day, we have to be more mindful of what we do. This means being aware of good and bad habits while enforcing better practices.
Trying to keep up with a fast-paced world can keep us from enjoying small pleasures like breathing in fresh air or simply going for a stroll around the neighbourhood.
Which tasks during your day give you a sense of serenity, calmness, and happiness?
Is it washing the dishes, meditating, cooking, or exercising?
Ensure that you do these kinds of activities more!
Even though it might be a bit scary, it’s essential to know what our friends, family, and even colleagues think about us and our behaviour.
Ask those closest to you to give an honest and open but critical and objective description of how they see you and understand better what people think of you.
Honest feedback from people around us will give us a better idea of who we are and how our behaviour affects our everyday lives.
You must remain open-minded and non-offensive during an open feedback session with a friend. Listening with an open heart might help you recognise something within yourself you never knew was there.
In The End
To be more self-aware, switch off your devices and go inward to discover the true you.
Once you contact the authentic person inside, you’ll, in fact, exit the primary sequence of emotional and behavioural patterns, opening room for more new experiences and things.
Are you ready?
I hope you enjoyed that.