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How to Increase Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is a great help if you wish to live your best possible life. The ability to understand your own thoughts, feelings, and motivations. It is a key skill for success in all parts of your of life; from relationships to work and above all to personal development.

There are many ways to increase self-awareness. Here are a few tips

  • Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Throughout the day, take a few minutes to reflect on what you are thinking and feeling. What are you reacting to? Why? What us going on underneath in terms of your motivations?

  • Journaling is a great way to track your thoughts and feelings. You can also use journaling to explore your values, goals, and dreams.

  • Talk to a trusted friend or a life coach like me. Talking to someone else can help you gain a different perspective on yourself.

  • Take a personality test. Personality tests, like Myers Briggs, can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your preferred ways of thinking and behaving.

  • Attend a self-awareness workshop or class. There are many resources available to help you increase your self-awareness.

Self-awareness is a lifelong journey. There is no one right way to do it. The most important thing is to find what works for you and to keep practicing.

Here are some of the benefits of increasing self-awareness

  • Improved decision-making: When you are more self-aware, you are better able to understand your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as your values and goals. This can help you make better decisions in all parts of your life.

  • Increased confidence: As you become more self-aware, you will develop a better understanding of who you are and what you want. This can lead to increased confidence in your abilities and choices.

  • Better relationships: Self-awareness can help you improve your communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and empathy. This can lead to stronger and more fulfilling relationships with your family, friends, and colleagues.

  • Reduced stress and anxiety: When you are more self-aware, you are better able to understand and manage your emotions. This means you can care for them better which means less stress and anxiety.

There are many resources available to help you get started. There are books, articles, websites, and courses that can teach you about self-awareness and help you develop a plan for your own growth. You can also work with someone like me to help you increase your self-awareness.

Self-awareness is an important investment in yourself. It can help you improve your decision-making, increase your confidence, improve your relationships, and reduce stress and anxiety. If you are interested in increasing your self-awareness, I encourage you to get in touch

Wendy Mason Smith is a Life Coach, Career Coach, Writer and Mentor to some very special people. You can  contact her, book a  free coaching session, or find out more by phoning her at 44 (0) 7867681439 or following this link.
Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search - you can find her books on Amazon at this link  


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