This is not like one of my usual posts but self-awareness is becoming more and more lost in our society. Finding peace within ourselves is something that is so important yet more often than not the one thing we don’t pay attention to is ourselves. Being self-aware is thrown about so much in the personal development world yet it merely means paying attention. You need to pay attention to the way in which you make decisions, what you are thinking and how you are thinking to name a few.
When you are paying attention to yourself you are self consciously viewing yourself from a higher authority. You can observe the things in which you do and decide what needs to be changed in order to be the person you want to be or the actions you’d like to take.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung
Being self-aware means that you have to-
- Focus on the now;
- Acknowledge how you’ve strayed from being the person you want to be;
- Train your mind to observe;
- Remove distractions, especially negative ones;
- Simplify thoughts.
Everyone needs to be more self-aware if we want to be truly happy within ourselves. Even noticing small changes and rectifying them helps. We live in a world which is dominated by not paying attention to the world around us. Most people are eternally distracted by this world around them, yet are not paying attention. As soon as you begin paying attention to yourself you’ll realise what makes you happy and how to concentrate on yourself more.
Personally I see that everything I’ve ever done has been an adventure and I will not regret the things of the past, but embrace them instead. As, at the end of the day everything what has occurred has made me the person who I am today and I wouldn’t want to change that. Embrace who you are and pay attention to yourself and the world around you. Take time to be self-aware.
Ask yourself questions daily. I think recording thoughts helps and I write mine in my bullet journal. A positive mind means a positive life. It’s about progress, not perfection.
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