Self-awareness is about turning towards oneself, learning who you are, where you want to turn, what makes us vibrate, what inspires us. Knowing yourself is very important because it leads to good self-esteem, assertiveness, and excellent self-control to cope with life situations.
“Of all possible knowledge, the wisest and most useful is self-knowledge”William Shakespeare
Self-Awareness And Making Sense Of One’s Life
“Know yourself and you will know the universe and the gods”
The purpose of this sentence was to show men that knowing oneself is the key to knowing the universe in which we live. Thus, self-awareness helps us not only to know our environment and our loved ones but also to establish positive relationships with them.
Without knowing yourself, you can not give meaning to your life. Do you often come across the question “What are you doing on this earth? ” If so, this is a legitimate question that shows that you do not know enough about what you need to do and what you want to do with your life.
Who am I? This exercise allows you to see who you are at this moment, and who you want to become in the future.
The most important thing is to decide how you will learn to become the person you want to be. What would your strategy be to get there?
To perform this task, you must write on one sheet who you are, on another who you want to become, and on the last how you are going to do it.
Self-Awareness And Emotions
Listening to our emotions can give us a lot of details about ourselves, other people or different situations.
Be aware of your own emotional state. Knowing what emotions are repeated in your daily life, or their origins can provide you with greater knowledge about you in all the plots of your life.
Noting what makes you happy or unhappy helps you define what you like or do not like. It is painstaking work, but it turns out a powerful ally if you want great knowing you. This exercise allows you to know more about your mechanical reactions, but also about your emotions.
The Line That Represents One’s Life
When self-awareness sets in, the other exercise will be to define what you want to become. Thus, you will limit internal conflicts related to your current personality and your future personality.
To do this, create a horizontal line that represents your life.
On this line, you will score a point in the middle, representing the “now”. Then you will begin to include the different situations and experiences that you have experienced in the past. Thus, you will be aware of what you consider important in your life.
The second part will fill a part of your future, pointing out your nearest and farthest goals
Finally, The key to managing others effectively is to first manage yourself. The more you know about yourself, the more you can relate to others on a basis of trust, self-confidence, and strength.