How to Increase Your Self-Awareness

If you want to be really good at something and live an enriched life, it’s important to have self-awareness.

Self-awareness, in essence, means you know your true self. Being self-aware means knowing what you like and dislike, recognizing what motivates you, and even being familiar with your strengths and weaknesses.

In addition, being aware of what "rules" you live by, following those guidelines, and recognizing your own habits all contribute to your level of self-awareness. When you live life being self-aware, there’s little confusion. You know who you are and what you believe.

Being self-aware means you’re self-assured. You understand yourself thoroughly.

A Queen who knows herself is open to accepting constructive feedback. After all, constructive feedback informs you about yourself. When someone tells us honestly and with love what we’re doing and how we could improve, we’ve just received some valuable information that can help us become more self-aware.

All of these characteristics are helpful and contribute to a happy life, Queen, but what if you haven’t thought much about these issues before—for example, your strengths and weaknesses or what motivates you? In that case, you might want to get to know yourself better. It’s never too late to start!

Review these suggestions to enhance your self-awareness:

1. What are your likes and dislikes? Knowing what you prefer and don’t prefer in life will start you on the road to self-awareness. After all, if you dislike going to the movies, it might not be a great fit for you to go if someone asks you out. On the other hand though, if you love going to the park of the beach, why not spend more of your time there?

2. What motivates you? Are you motivated by love, personal interest, or money? Do you have to love your job to perform it to the best of your ability?

3. Write down your strengths. Then, write down your weaknesses. It’s important to recognize what you do well and what you can work on to improve.

4. Which rules do you live by? Some folks live by the rules of their religion. Others live by the rules their parents taught them. Knowing what you use as a standard, or ideal, in life will increase your self-knowledge.

5. Review your habits. Everyone has habits—the things you do repeatedly throughout your day. Simply knowing your habits reveals more to you about yourself. Do you have a habit of twisting your hair? Or biting your nails?

  • When you know your habits, you know yourself. Not to mention that if you want to, you can change them. But awareness is required in order to adjust your habits in any way.

6. Openly accept feedback from others. When you’re lucky enough to have those around you willing to honestly give you input and feedback on your actions and behaviors, you’ll get another perspective on yourself, which enhances your self-awareness.

The more self-knowledge you have, the more consciously you’ll live your life, Queen. And living consciously is the healthier, happier way to go.

When you’re in touch with who you are, your day-to-day life gains great clarity. Increase your self-awareness to enjoy a more rewarding life experience.

Read: 9 Ways to Develop Your Self-Awareness

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