Developing self-awareness is a big part of the work I do, either with 1-1 clients or in workshops. Once we truly understand ourselves it becomes easier to make sense of everything else.
Understanding yourself starts with being curious, wanting to know who you really are and how your unique thoughts and feelings affect your experience of life. Developing your self-awareness can be really useful in managing stress or getting a better outcome from difficult situations.
Here are some questions you could ask yourself whenever you find yourself in a situation where you feel uncomfortable, stressed, or even pushed to your limits. It takes practice to stop and look inwards in those moments, but it’s so worth it.
What am I feeling right now?
What are the thoughts or words in my head?
What do those feelings and thoughts make me want to do or say?
If I respond to my thoughts and feelings in that way, what might happen?
Would that be a positive outcome?
If not, what could I do instead?
It’s all part of getting to know yourself, seeing things from a different perspective, and developing new ways of thinking. As always, if I can help you with exploring who you are, get in touch.