Why We Need To Be More Self-Aware

Posted in Lifestyle
on July 18, 2016

Dear Reader,

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. tumblr_nuo2sgkr9k1ttcj7so1_500

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. 

If you have any questions or would like to contact me please email me at imogen.thompson96@gmail.com or leave a comment below.



  • Agree! Fab post (…all I could think when looking at that gif was how much my mother would like it, lol) – self-aware, self-care, self-love (not in *that* way! (not that I’m judging!)) are uber-important for mental health. And something I really need to practice! I have a habit of working myself into the ground, and then becoming convinced that I’m lazy and having done anything. Depression/anxiety logic sucks.

    • Thank you lovely! Sorry I didn’t reply sooner- I’ve been working. It was different from my normal posts but I think it’s really important. I’ve struggled with mental health in the past more so with anxiety. It does suck! But knowing that you act that way helps! As it proves you can change it and notice it. x

      • No problem – you don’t have to reply straight away! Places to go, people to see, lives to live… no one minds >.<

  • This is such an inspirational post! I do agree – I have found myself getting lost and losing my sense of who I am before, but it’s super important to ground yourself, and be aware of who you are. I love your tips – I’ll have to try recording some of my thoughts in my phone 🙂
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

    • Thank you Geraldine! It was something a bit different but I felt like it was really important to say know? If you’re noticing your getting a bit lost then it’ll be way more easy to ground yourself in the long run. You’ll have to let me know how it goes. Glad you liked the post 🙂 x

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