Knowing and understanding ourselves is a difficult process,so today let us understand how to become self-aware by step by step guidance.
In my previous post on Know and understand yourself… Self-Awareness we have understood the meaning of Self-awareness, what are the things which we should be aware of, what are the benefits of self-awareness. So today let us understand how to become self-aware. what is the process of becoming self-aware.
Step 1: Self-Reflection
Whenever someone do something that seems to be particularly annoying or irritating you, ask yourself: Could this be a reflection of something in me that I dislike? Do I do some version of that?
Step 2: Goal Settings
Plan out your goals so they turn from ideas into a step-by-step process. Break down your larger goal into mini-goals so it seems less overwhelming. Once your focus will be on your Goals your thought will revolve around that and you will become more self-aware.
Step 3: Take help from your friends
Ask a trusted friend to describe you.Allow your friends to feel safe while they are giving you an informal yet honest view.
Step 4: Meditation
Meditationis the practice of improving your mindful awareness. A regular mindfulness practice will open your eyes to how the thinking mind works and how much more there is to you than the mere content of your thoughts.
Step 5: Seek feedback about yourself
Here’s a question: How often do you deliberately seek out feedback about yourself? because good feedback is one of the fastest and most effective ways to grow and improve ourselves.
Step 6: Be in the present moment
learn how to live in the present moment, learn to stop worrying about the future or the past. You can be completely in the moment and focus on what is happening to you at present.
Step 7: Develop new skills
Just like traveling forces us to become more self-aware by throwing us into new situations, learning something new increases self-awareness by forcing us to think and act in new ways.
Self-awareness is simply the capacity to observe our selves—to take notice of and pay attention to patterns within our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. And it’s a skill that we all have.
It’s not easy to develop this level of introspection. Most people are afraid to be truly honest with themselves about their strengths, weaknesses, and current challenges. But if you implement the ideas that are outlined in this post, then you’ll develop a level of self-awareness that will help you grow as a person.
Before you try to understand others, It is very important to know and understand yourself. This article will help you to know and understand yourself.
In today’s world, people spend more time judging others, rather than spending time in knowing and understanding ourselves. So today let us spend good 10 minutes reading this post which will enable you to know and understand yourself.
Dictionary Meaning: conscious knowledge of one’s own character and feelings.
Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at our life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.
Self-awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies. – Stephen Covey
What we should know and understand about ourselves:
What am I good or bad at?
and What makes me tired or energized?
How much sleep do I need?
What is the most important thing in my life?
What makes me afraid?
Who are the most important people in my life?
What stresses me out and what relaxes me?
and what makes me sad; happy or angry?
What’s my definition of success?
and what’s my definition of happiness?
What type of worker am I?
What type of person do I want to be?
How do I want others to see me?
What type of friend do I want to be?
What do I think about myself?
Benefits of being self-aware or knowing and understanding ourselves:
Being self-aware is really an awesome place to be, and there are multiple benefits of knowing and understanding ourselve. Some of the benefits are:
It helps you live a happier, more fulfilling, and genuine life.
You will be able to act consciously instead of reacting to people and events.
The ability to genuinely love yourself.
Being genuinely happy rather than pretending you are.
Greater depth of experience and enjoyment of life.
You start to understand your subconscious and why you think the way you think.
You will be able to control the negative thoughts and will think more positively.
The ability to make your dreams come true.
You will become solution-oriented rather than problems oriented.
You will become more honest with yourself and others.
Being the real you.
You become a much nicer person when you become self-aware
Living courageously and without limits.
You don’t suffer from regrets.
You know what you want and when you know what you want you won’t be a frustrated person.
Your decision making will improve.
You will have inner peace.
So till now we have understood, what is self-awareness, what are the things we should know about ourselves and the benefits of being self-aware. Now the bigger question arises is how to become Self-aware. We will discuss about that in the next post in length.
Till then you can read my other post on the Self Series, below are the links: