The Self-Awareness Guy

Personal Development and Self-Awareness

How to Increase Your Self-Esteem

How to Increase Your Self-Esteem

Here are some self-awareness building ideas to help you increase your self-esteem:

  • Do one thing at a time instead of everything all at once.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Surround yourself with people who support your growth.
  • Celebrate your achievements as you go along.
  • Be true to yourself and do things you love.
  • Don't let others hold you back.
  • Live your life, not someone else's.
  • Practice completing tasks.
  • The more you practice the more confident you'll be.
  • Let people know what you need.
  • Find out who you really are.
  • Share your talents and abilities with the world.
  • Learn how to say no.

The key element in how to increase your self-esteem is living your life in a positive way. Think and behave positively and you'll move in a favorable direction. You may encounter obstacles and challenges but you'll be building your self-esteem by continuing to take action and believe in yourself.

Cheers,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Trusting Your Inner Voice

Self-Awareness and Trusting Your Inner Voice

Nothing is a beautiful as the voice inside you. Pay attention to it and you'll live a life of great self-awareness, success and happiness. Ignore it and you'll move in a very different direction. Your inner voice is that part of you that tells you what you really want to do in life and who you are deep inside.

Self-awareness means paying attention to your inner voice as it guides you toward living authentically and making your dreams come true. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to begin discovering your true path:

  1. If I could choose any career in life what would it be?
  2. What is the talent I possess that I could use to bring joy into my life?
  3. What message(s) is my inner voice sending me?
  4. How would my life be different if I listened to my inner voice?
  5. What will I commit to doing today to achieve what my inner voice tells me to?

As you answer these questions you'll begin thinking more deeply about the things you find meaningful and fulfilling. Imagine living your life based on what you want to do rather than settling for whatever comes your way or what other people tell you to do. What will you do to listen to your inner voice?

Cheers,

Guy

Do You Feel Insecure?

Do You Feel Insecure?

Perhaps you feel insecure about yourself and wonder if people are judging you or don’t like you. Insecurity is not about other people, it’s about you. When you feel insecure you are looking at the world through your fears. Some helpful things to think about when you’re feeling insecure are:

  • What difference does it make what that person thinks of you?
  • Nothing anybody says can affect you unless you let it.
  • Insecurity goes away when you practice doing things and become more proficient over time.
  • Take a moment to take it easy on yourself.
  • There are great things about you that you can feel secure about right now.
  • You can start healing yourself any time you decide to.
  • You’re a wonderful person.
  • You have unique talents and abilities.

Practice helps you build confidence and competence. The next time you feel insecure ask yourself, “Why am I feeling this?” and consciously decide to move in a positive direction. Only you have the power to get rid of insecurity, by thinking and behaving differently. What do you do to feel less insecure?

Cheers,

Guy

Characteristics of a Self-Aware Person

Characteristics of a Self-Aware Person

The key to self-awareness is to understand how your thoughts, emotions and behaviors affect you and others so that you can live a deeply meaningful, fulfilling life without the junk that gets in the way of being effective, balanced or happy. Here are some of the characteristics of a self-aware person:

  • You're willing to look at yourself honestly.
  • You let go of what doesn’t work.
  • You celebrate the things you do well.
  • You understand how your behaviors affect others.
  • You work on being as healthy as possible.
  • You work on living a life of balance instead of extremes.
  • You say you’re happy only when you really are.
  • You continue taking steps to understand yourself.
  • You allow yourself to be vulnerable.
  • You keep learning about yourself.
  • You work toward achieving enlightenment.
  • You're comfortable with being touchy-feely.
  • You work on resolving the psychological issues that hold you back.
  • You feel your emotions.
  • You live your life authentically.
  • You take steps every day to make your dreams come true.

Imagine if you did things like these and how your life would be impacted. Remember that you don't have to do everything at once, pick one thing you'd like to work on and practice it until it becomes second nature, then move on to the next. Over time, you'll become a more self-aware person.

Cheers,

Guy