Self-awareness and empathy are closely linked together because they are both part of being a happy, healthy individual. Empathy is the ability to understand another being's situation, to walk a mile in their shoes and attempt to comprehend what they are experiencing. As you build more self-awareness in life, you become more and more comfortable with who you are as a person and you create balance and security. The better you feel about yourself, the better you treat others.
Having empathy means that you feel confident enough in yourself to put your needs on the backburner for a while and think about how others see the world. It's the ability to step outside your head and think about what someone else is going through before you think, say or do something. What will you do to practice more empathy in your life?