September Well-Being Focus: Awareness

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And we’re back! Yes, the school summer holidays are at an end and normal service is resumed.  So with this in mind, it’s time to tell you all about our new well-being focus for this month.

September is about awareness.

Predominantly we’ll be focusing on self-awareness – being in touch with how you feel.  Having gone through an intensive course of therapy, I’d class myself as self-aware.  This awareness empowers me to not only meet my needs but also has a positive knock-on effect on the needs of those around me.  It definitely helped me to get through the school summer holidays with a good sense of well-being intact!

Really looking inwards & learning honestly about yourself, isn’t always a pleasant experience. It’s a bit like when you hear your voice recorded for the 1st time – you know it’s your voice you’re hearing, but it doesn’t necessarily sound how you’d like it too. Committing the time & effort into fully understanding yourself is such a worthwhile (and some would argue, necessary) process, in order for you to be happier. It can actually be quite freeing and create a strength within you which you may not have felt possible.

I won’t speak too much more on self-awareness here as we have an inspiring & positively impactful post by September’s guest contributor, Simone from 11 Years of Nappies coming up very soon.

Award-winning, self-help author Alison Swift, will be joining us to share some of her top tips for building tools to help maintain your well-being.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be a giveaway!  You’ll want to stay tuned for this one, believe me!

“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

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In the meantime, here are the featured posts for September, each intended to help you on the path to greater self-awareness:

Understanding Yourself: How EMDR Therapy helped me develop as a person. Personal experience of EMDR Therapy. How therapy helps you on your path of self-development. #therapy #selfdevelopment #personalgrowth #livehappy

Understanding Yourself: How EMDR Therapy Helped me Develop as a Person

Therapy as a means to gaining a deeper understanding of yourself

Is anybody listening? How developing active listening skills can improve your life. Pinterest graphic displaying post title on a background image of two paper-cup telephones with smiley faces drawn on them. Livingprettyhappy.com

Is Anybody Listening? How Developing Active Listening Skills Can Improve Your Life

A practical skill, that will aid you in increasing self-awareness

Being you: The importance of being true to yourself. Pinterest Graphic displaying the post title and a picture of a woman's legs and hands sitting down in a black dress with white stars holding a piece of torn paper with the words be yourself and a heart image on it. livingprettyhappy.com

Being you: The Importance of Being True to Yourself

Why it’s important to increase your self-awareness

Time to get involved! 

How self-aware are you?  Are you well connected to your feelings?  Do you understand how you act and why you’ve acted?  Do you understand why your needs are your needs and how to meet them?  

Do you actively try to be more self-aware, or isn’t this something you consider important in shaping your life?  

Do you have any tips, techniques or tools (including Apps) that you’d like to share?  I’d love to hear them!  Let’s empower each other to know ourselves more.   

If you’re a blogger and have a post relating to awareness or identity let me know – I’d love to share it with the Living.Pretty.Happy community.

In the meantime, get in touch via the comments box below, I always love to hear from you!


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10 thoughts on “September Well-Being Focus: Awareness

  1. Lovely post Alex. I’ve learned a lot about self awareness as part of my mindfulness sessions. I find it such a calming process too – and something that forces me to slow down my hurried pace of life!

    1. That’s a really good point you make about mindfulness – I’m so pleased you find mindfulness helpful to you, I feel the same about it. Thank you Lauretta x

  2. Constantly working on this – getting better and better with age! Looking forward to reading more this month! xo

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