Last week we spoke about self-patience. Learning to become patient first begins with the awareness that we are being impatient with ourselves. Self-awareness is the conscious knowledge of one's own character and feelings. When we are self-aware, we know our strengths and weaknesses, vulnerabilities and passions.
When we are self-aware, we choose not to ignore our body’s signals because we are aware of the effects of ignoring them. We know when to eat, sleep, drink, exercise, relax or go to the doctor. We are aware of how our body feels when we make a right decision and when we make a wrong decision. When we are aware of our behaviours, we know what we need to do to point ourselves in the right direction.
Becoming self-aware is an on-going process. Sometimes we can have resistance to looking too deep within, yet when we’re brave and look, we develop greater strength.
To develop self-awareness:
1. Pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and sensations in your body.
2. Be curious about what you find. See if you can develop understanding about why you think or feel something.
3. Understand your life story. When we understand where we’ve been and how we’ve behaved in the past, and what we learned by what we’ve been through, we can use it to guide us in the future.
To find out more about how to mind your mind at Relax From Stress Holistic Centre, visit www.relaxfromstress.ie, contact Tracy on 086-2202734 or email email@example.com.
Published in the Connaught Telegraph on 14 Mar 2017
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