You might ask; why is it so important that I obtain higher self-awareness? Because if you are self-aware you can objectively evaluate yourself, manage your emotions, align your behavior with your values, and understand correctly how others perceive you. To see yourself clearly allows you to become more aware, alive, creative, and engaged in your life and your own wellness. Your communication will increase; social interaction will increase; and happiness will increase. Learn 7 real techniques that assist in increasing self-awareness.
At times we all do a lot of talking instead of doing. Whether it be fear or self-doubt holding us back. Maybe you spend free time reading tons of self-help articles, creating vision boards, or daydreaming of the things you wish you could do. Perhaps you believe that if you envision it every day for 10 years it will happen? Listen, I am a dreamer and believe me I dreamed up all kinds of wonderful things to "put them out in the universe" and make them happen. And, some of them did. I have been lucky. But I cannot say I sat there with my eyes closed dreaming of everything I attained. It took hard work and sweat. It took loss of friendships and dedication of time to make it all happen. It required networking and connections; late night conversations and mapping out steps and plans. It was never the power of my mind all by itself.
Nothing changes until your behavior changes.
Are you feeling increased tension in the home due to a breakdown in communication? Has COVID left you in the home with your spouse and even though you love them, they are driving you crazy? This episode is for you!
Visualization is another tool or technique that people can practice which is brief and can relax you. It adds to the reduction of somatic symptoms and stimuli, in our environment daily, which causes or exacerbates anxiety.
We often focus on physical fitness, losing weight, going to the gym. But what about inner fitness and strength? Isn't that just as important if not more? Let's review some ways to truly build upon that inner strength!
Look forward to the unexpected and turn the negative into positive.
Self Reflection Questions:
1. What strategies can I use to remain positive and hopeful?
2. What can I do to turn a negative situation into a positive one?
3. What characteristics am I able to build when I embrace what life throws my way?
I make the most of everything that happens to me. Whether it is something most people would consider to be positive or negative, I
find a way to use it to my advantage.
1. What is the worst thing happening in my
life right now? What can I learn or gain
2. If I did the best I could with everything
that appears to be negative in my life,
what would happen?
3. How can I leverage the resources and
circumstances in my life to be more
This is an amazing relaxation tool to utilize before bed. Follow my voice and I will lead you through all steps of this practice that you can do at any time you need to decompress and relax your mind and body!
Many of us are hesitant to ask for help. We feel embarrassed or ashamed to ask. We think it makes us look weak or incapable. But, all of this is untrue. It might not be easy to ask for help, but it is smart. Asking for help is a great way to take control of, and responsibility for, your life. There’s certainly no shame in asking for help.
Creating inner peace is a choice. We have a choice to create peace or create stress. I often explain it to my clients as standing like a strong pillar during a chaotic storm. We are the pillar that stands strong.