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Importance of Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness and Resilience

Self-Awareness and Resilience


Self-awareness helps you build resilience so you're able to bounce back from any setback in your life. When you understand your strengths and areas for improvement, you're able to adjust accordingly, acquire extra knowledge when necessary, and make positive decisions that reflect who you really are.

People who get stuck often lack the perspective to realize that they have other options in life. They're so focused on one way of doing things that they overlook the many other opportunities that could help them be much more flexible and happy. As you increase your self-awareness you'll begin to understand that you have a lot of talents and abilities inside you to work through difficult times. Even when obstacles seem insurmountable, you'll be able to draw on your self-knowledge and live happily and authentically. What will you do to increase your resilience?

Cheers,

Guy

15 Benefits of Developing Self-Awareness

15 Benefits of Developing Self-Awareness

Here are fifteen benefits of developing self-awareness:

  1. You heal the hurts from your past.
  2. You're in touch with your emotions, are able to feel them, and can use them to move in a positive direction. You're also comfortable with other people's emotions.
  3. You understand your strengths and areas for improvement.
  4. You treat yourself and others with kindness, empathy, and compassion.
  5. You do things to make the world a better place.
  6. You focus on the deeper things in life rather than living superficially.
  7. You get to know the real you and live your life accordingly.
  8. You let go of the need for power and control and focus instead on being the best person you can be without dominating others or having to win.
  9. People like you at home and at work.
  10. You don't have the constant internal conflict of saying one thing and doing another.
  11. You're generally happy and balanced, even in difficult situations.
  12. You understand why you feel, think, and do things.
  13. You learn and grow each day.
  14. You become a nice person.
  15. You enjoy life.

When you develop self-awareness you have a wonderful opportunity to move beyond all the garbage that creates conflict, chaos, confusion, and misery in your life and focus instead on living a kind, joyful, deeply introspective and fulfilling existence. When you're fully self-aware, you no longer live day to day, reacting to everything, you get to be the real you and do what you really love in life.

Cheers,

Guy

Finding Meaning in Life

Finding Meaning in Life

Countless earnest people put a lot of time and effort into finding meaning in life but don't actually experience it because they look to outside sources rather than looking inside themselves. A major element of self-awareness is developing the ability to understand yourself so well that the meaning of life becomes clear to you because you're living from the core of your being.

When you're looking for meaning, it's important to examine the inner workings of your mind and heart, where the answers reside. Take the time to find out who you genuinely are and what you really want to do in life and you'll become more fulfilled from the inside out. For example: I found great significance when I finally decided to be a poet because I knew it reflected the authentic me. Now I live each day full of joy and purpose.

You can spend a lifetime looking outside yourself for happiness but it won't be as satisfying as simply following your true path. As you increase your self-awareness, you'll find that the answers you've been looking for will reveal themselves. How do find meaning in life?

Cheers,
Guy

Simplify Your Life with Self-Awareness

Simplify Your Life with Self-Awareness

The more self-awareness you have, the less you complicate your life. Many people devote an enormous amount of time and energy to cover up some lie, ignore some unpleasant thing they did to someone, or avoid dealing with some difficult issue in their past. What they may not realize is that, instead of making their lives easier, they're adding more challenges than there need to be. It takes so much effort to complicate your life that why not try something that will make you happier instead? Here are some tips to simplify your life:

  • Understand why you do the things you do.
  • Tell the truth.
  • Behave kindly.
  • Look for ways to make life easier for yourself and others.
  • Have compassion for other people.
  • Love yourself.
  • Heal your hurts.
  • Live the life you know you have inside you.
  • Show the world your true self.

When you think, feel and behave in ways that reflect the person you are deep inside, you don't have to worry about putting on a mask or doing things that make your life more complicated. Building self-awareness means taking the time to examine the things that don't help you succeed and replacing them with positive alternatives. What will you do to simplify your life?

Cheers,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Being Damaged

Self-Awareness and Being Damaged

Self-awareness is a quality that is in short supply in deeply damaged people because they tend to behave unconsciously, based on their inner pain. When someone is hurt at a core level and lashes out based on those inner wounds, it's a visceral reaction rather than one based on careful deliberation. Here are some characteristics of a deeply damaged person:

  • Thinking, feeling and behaving negatively based on past hurts.
  • Lack of empathy toward others.
  • Rigid thinking and inability to consider other points of view.
  • Inability to heal.
  • Reluctance to change, stuck in current way of doing things.
  • Lashing out at others based on unresolved issues inside himself.
  • Unwilling to examine what causes his inner turmoil.
  • Lack of understanding of what will really make him happy.
  • Seeks approval from people who don't really value him.
  • Pattern of negative relationships.
  • Harsh, hard, commanding personality on the outside, fragile on the inside.
  • Lies to self and others to justify incongruous, inconsistent thoughts and beliefs.
  • Treats other people poorly, a reflection of his inner feelings about himself.

If you've ever met a person like this, you've probably gotten a creepy feeling about them, unless you fall into this category, in which case the behavior seems normal. Thankfully, even deeply troubled people can change the course of their lives by replacing their old thoughts and behaviors with more positive ones. It's a long and arduous process, but anyone with the will to let go of the damage and love themselves is capable of doing it.

The key to being genuinely happy in life is to think and behave positively to make the world a better place for yourself and others. Self-awareness allows you to take a careful, meaningful look at yourself and heal the hurts that keep you from being your true, shiny self. What will you do to move beyond the damage?

Cheers,

Guy

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