Self awareness is a major part of personal development. You must pay attention to what you do on a daily basis and what you can and should improve upon. Self awareness is also a wonderful tool to learn more about you. When you become self aware, strengths and faults will begin to surface and you will be forced to reckon with them.
Get more done in your life by setting personal goals for yourself to achieve. Try writing them down in a plan and write how you plan to achieve them. There is no requirement on how many or how large or small the goals need to be; they should just pertain to what you want to achieve.
Do your best to keep your work at work. Mixing work with home can not only put a lot of strain and stress on you, but it can to your family and relationships too. Try to give yourself a break when at home. If you work at home, keep it in your office or wherever it is that you work; don’t start bringing it to other areas of the home. Don’t be afraid of a break.
Like you would with any other goal, try setting a schedule for working out. A good weekly schedule can keep you on track and keep you from forgetting or having to reschedule your weekly routines. This is also a great way to stay motivated and reach your fitness and weight loss goals.
Building upon your goals and aspirations to become a better person or even to achieve and conquer new things, you must remain educated and keep your knowledge base expanding. This can be accomplished through tradition formal education or non-conventional methods. By stimulating your mind and body, you can be one step closer to becoming the person you want to be.
Make lists, lists, and more lists! Lists facilitate action. They free up our time for more important matters at hand. Are you traveling? You should already have a list of what you will need to take. Are you giving a presentation at work? Have a list at hand of what displays you need to have in place.
Compliment other people. By being proactive and reaching out, being nice to others will help you to treat yourself nicely as well.
Learn to find a balance between drive and caution. Hone your ability to assess the risks involved in opportunities that come your way, and then ask yourself how much you want the reward. No pleasure comes without some risk, but not every reward is worth it. Save your time and energy for what matters most to you.
If you are not especially comfortable with technology, make it a point to explore and learn about one tech device, gadget, or service every week. You may be surprised at the world of functional and accessible tools available. It could be a new software program, an unfamiliar internet browser, or a handy app that could help you to stay organized and focused.
Whether you are spiritual, religious, or atheist, look for a higher force that can offer you guidance as you think about yourself, your identity, and your goals for who you want to be. Your higher power need not be a specific deity; the collective writing and stories of mankind can serve as a good example of something that is larger than yourself. You may find that exploring scriptures, literature, or proverbs can help you create yourself.
Remember there are often consequences to inaction. Whether we elect to pay our bills late or turn in a project for work two days past the deadline, most often there are negative consequences for our inaction. We might just have to pay a small monetary penalty on the bill, but the late project could mean we are passed up for the next promotion.
Take steps to become a better contributor. People frequently focus on what they stand to gain from performing a particular action or participating in a group, when they should actually be looking for ways to help others through their own input. Using your knowledge and skills to help others, increases your self-esteem, self-image and effectiveness.
Embrace your emotions. Bottling up your emotions will limit you not only emotionally, but in all areas of your life. By embracing all of your emotions, including your anger, fear, and sadness, you can move through and eventually get past them. By accepting your feelings, you become the master of them.
A really great way to be self aware is to document each and every day. Always keep a journal or notepad on you and write about what, in detail, has happened throughout that day. The more often you write, the more accurate your account will be. Look back and read over the diary often; things to be proud of or even ashamed of will begin to stand out over time. Work on what you don’t like and in the end you will be happy about your new attitude.