I’m so pleased to welcome Simone from parenting blog 11 Years of Nappies. Her blog is inspiring, impactful & designed to give hope to other mum’s out there. What a brilliant ethos! I’m grateful to her for joining us today to discuss self-awareness in greater depth, over to you Simone…
Let’s start by defining self-awareness — it is a noun. A conscious knowledge of one’s own character and feelings.
Let’s break that down.
Self-awareness is having a clear perception of YOUR personality, including YOUR strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. It allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your response to them in the moment.
Self-awareness is the foundation of your own success. In one’s personal development, self-awareness is the first aspect you would need to look into.
Now, that we understand exactly what self-awareness is, I am sure you can agree just how important this is.
Self-awareness is SO important because when we have a better understanding of ourselves, of who we are, we are able to experience ourselves as unique and as individuals. We then know to make changes and to build on areas of strength as well as identify areas where we would like to make improvements. This is all based on our own discovery and not based on other’s thoughts or judgements or criticism.
Now, what a place of power that is to experience, for one to operate from on a daily basis, being aware of YOU. This allows us to be good to ourselves, to not allow anyone in our space to dictate to us, to make us feel insecure or inferior or not good enough.
Being self-aware filters down into all spheres of our lives. Our emotional, mental, physical, social, financial, academic, environmental and spiritual areas. We think better, we do better, we are simply better once self-awareness starts to play a fundamental role in our lives.
You might ask, how do I develop self-awareness?
Well, here are a few tips…
1. Look at yourself objectively and fairly, don’t be too hard on yourself.
2. Talk to yourself. Be kind to you.
3. Spend time with yourself, start enjoying your own company.
4. Become comfortable, content and confident with who you are.
5. Change what YOU don’t like, its NOT about others
6. Have daily reflections
7. Daily quiet time
8. Write down your goals, plans and priorities
9. Keep a journal
10. Start being good to yourself, less criticism and judgement.
Self-awareness is a vital first step in taking control of your life, creating what you want and mastering your future.
Where you choose to focus your energy, emotions, personality, and reactions determines where you will end up in life.
Ladies, mama’s, wives time to set our worlds on fire by becoming more self-aware.
Lets us start to love and accept who we are, flaws and all.
Simone Phillips is a blogger at 11 Years of Nappies, her posts cover parenting, well-being & life in general. You can find out more about her & her wonderful family – The Squad! – by visiting her site or connecting with her here:
This post is part of our self-awareness focus month, you can find out more here.
So what do you think? I personally really felt most inspired & found myself nodding in agreement when Simone said, ‘Self-awareness is a vital first step in taking control of your life, creating what you want and mastering your future.’ Do you agree that self-awareness is a significant key to this? Have you found becoming more self-aware a help or a hindrance? Are new to the self-awareness journey or a fair-way along the path? Whatever you’d like to say, do get in touch, I’m sure Simone (and I know myself) will be happy to hear from you, leave a comment in the box below!