The Self-Awareness Guy

Importance of Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness Means Living Authentically

Self-Awareness Means Living Authentically


When you possess self-awareness you live authentically, which means that you do things like:

  • Look at yourself honestly, openly and continuously.
  • Strive to understand who you are deep inside.
  • Think, feel and behave like the real you.
  • Realize how your actions affect you and others.
  • Think and behave in ways that make you and others happy.
  • Understand the interrelations between people.
  • Behave with kindness and empathy.
  • You're genuinely happy with yourself.
  • Actively heal your hurts.
  • You're willing to work on any area of your life that needs strengthening.
  • You're committed to learning about yourself, others and the world at large and continue growing.
  • Let go of fear.
  • Look below the surface.
  • Live your dreams.

When you do these types of things you tap into who you are as a person deep inside. The key to living a happy, fulfilling life is to be true to yourself and live in a way that brings you meaning. What will you do to live authentically?

Cheers,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Fear

Self-Awareness and Fear

Many people live in fear rather than actively working on increasing their self-awareness so they can live more courageously and happily. When you know yourself deep inside you have the power to resolve the issues that scare you rather than repeating them unconsciously. Here are some of the signs of living in fear:

  • Afraid of new experiences.
  • Fear of people who are perceived as different.
  • Resistance to new ideas or change.
  • Strict adherence to routines.
  • Mistrust of anyone not in one's inner circle.
  • Constant feeling of lack of safety.
  • Uncomfortable with uncertainty.
  • Lashing out toward people and things perceived as threats.
  • Reluctance to acknowledge or heal inner hurts.

People don't do these things because they feel happy and balanced inside, they perpetuate them because they don't know what else to do. Thankfully, there are ways to alleviate fear and they all start with the person's willingness to change direction. Eliminating fear is a gradual process where the person in question deliberately decides to move in a positive direction and replace the old thoughts, feelings and actions with new ones that aren't based on anxiety or alarm. What will you do to not live in fear?

Cheers,

Guy

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The Peace of Mind of Self-Awareness

The Peace of Mind of Self-Awareness

Self-awareness can bring you amazing peace of mind if you let it. The challenge is being able to let go of all the noise and obstacles that get in the way of learning about yourself and living authentically. A lot of people struggle with the idea that there is a different way of living where they get to be themselves and enjoy the results they get from thinking, feeling and acting naturally.

You can start increasing your peace of mind and self-awareness by taking time each day to think about your strengths and areas for improvement. Celebrate the wonderful things about you and also work on one thing you'd like to improve. Repeat the process and, along the way, you'll discover more and more about your amazing gifts. What will you do to increase your self-awareness?

Cheers,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Negative Beliefs

Self-Awareness and Negative Beliefs

When you possess a high degree of self-awareness you tend to bypass negative beliefs because you have a more complete understanding of what's really going on inside and around you and how you can move things in a positive direction rather than staying stuck in fear, superstition, inaction or inauthenticity. Here are some ideas to help you reduce the negativity:

  • Realize that you can't possibly control everything around you.
  • Work actively on understanding yourself on a deeper level.
  • Take action each day to do things that are meaningful to you.
  • Believe that your perception of the world doesn't have to be negative.
  • See the big picture rather than getting mired in endless detail.
  • Focus on what's going well.
  • Learn to redirect negative feelings and replace them with positive alternatives.

Negative people and events can't hold you back if you don't let them. You have many options available to you rather than despairing or giving up, what will you do to increase your self-awareness and get rid of negative beliefs?

Cheers,

Guy

You Decide How to Live Your Life

You Decide How to Live Your Life

If you possess self-awareness, you decide how to live your life, not anyone else. I wish I had known this a long time ago.

For too many years, I followed everyone else's lead instead of my own. I would let other people tell me what I should do with my life, what kind of relationships I should have, and how I should think and behave. It made me feel horrible about myself, to the point where I was self-destructing.

People are amazingly adept at telling you, in both overt and more subtle ways, that you shouldn't be yourself. They make suggestions and demands that keep you from being the authentic you. The key to living a great life is to increase your self-awareness so you can do your own thing and make your own choices. Move forward courageously, and positively, based on what your inner voice is telling you. Do what you love doing.

I'm so glad I figured out that I could follow my own path. What suggestions do you have for living your own life?

Cheers,
Guy