You spend all day and night with yourself, but how well do you know yourself? If you have never taken the time to get to know yourself, you probably have a lot to learn.
Self-awareness an essential component to improving your life and minimize the amount of chaos and strife you experience in the future. Getting to know yourself can be a wee bit of a challenge, but it helps to have an accurate opinion of yourself.
Get to know yourself by studying yourself and your life:
1. Keep a journal.
Recording your experiences, dreams, and thoughts each day can provide valuable insight into your psyche. List the high and low points of your day and your feelings around them. You will also find that your life develops in new and sometimes unexpected ways when you tap into this type of awareness
2. Evaluate your successes and failures.
This can be great material for your journal. Your successes and failures tell you a lot about yourself.
- Where were you successful? How did those successes make you feel? What did you do after a success?
- Do the same with your failures. Are you a quitter? What makes you quit? Do you fail to set goals? Understanding your failures is powerful. You can learn from your mistakes and shortcomings and use the information to become more capable and powerful.
- The low and high points of your life are highly informative and enlightening.
3. Examine your preferences and aversions.
Do you like team sports or individual sports? Do you like skydiving or playing poker? What types of people do you like and dislike? The activities and people you enjoy or avoid can give you a peek into your psyche.
4. List your values.
If you have never thought about it, you may not have a firm grasp on your values. What is important to you? List all the values that appeal to you and examine whether you live your life according to those values or not. Put your values in order from most important to least.
5. Ask a friend for an honest opinion.
Your friends often know you better than you think. Ask a close friend to describe you honestly. Ask them to list your strengths and weaknesses. Ask them what they think are your best and worst traits. Encourage them to be honest.
6. Take a few personality tests.
There are many different personality tests available that you can take for free or a minimal amount of money. These can be found online and in bookstores. There are tests for introversion or extroversion, creativity, and even career recommendations.
- Pick one that sounds interesting to you and get started!!
7. How do you prefer to spend your time?
How do you like to spend your free time? Do you prefer to be alone or in a crowd? Do you like to stay home or go out? What are your hobbies?
8. What do you avoid?
Do you avoid risk-taking situations? Pretentious people? Loud music? Cultural activities? What are the things you cannot tolerate to have in your life? Why?
Self-awareness can help you to build an enjoyable and meaningful life. It can help you to learn how to motivate yourself and build new habits.
It is difficult to have a meaningful level of emotional intelligence without self-awareness. You will always be a mystery to yourself unless you develop a high-level self-awareness.
You will have more control over yourself, your life, and your results if you are more self-aware. Take this important step in your self-development and you will be amazed at the improvement in your quality of life!!
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