A lot of people limit their self-awareness because they're afraid of looking at their hurts and admitting that they might benefit from making some changes. Here are some examples of thoughts and actions that hinder self-awareness:
- The belief that you don't have to work on yourself.
- Thinking that you're just fine as is, even when everything is crumbling around you.
- Saying you don't have time for all that touchy-feely stuff.
- Acting like you know everything.
- Living superficially.
- Refusing to examine the things you might want to improve so you can become a more effective version of you.
- Trying to control things so people won't find out how insecure you are.
- Not wanting to go to therapy.
- Living life reactively instead of proactively.
- Doing the same thing you've always done.
- The belief that life is hard and you can't do anything to change it.
- Fear of change.
A lot of people stay stuck because they refuse to take an honest look at themselves and learn about what would help them move forward. They literally live their entire lives being miserable. The good news is that you don't have to be unhappy, just work on figuring out who you are and you'll be on your way to enjoying a self-aware life.