What does Self - Awareness mean to you?

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

The dictionary definition is :

" The ability to focus on yourself and how your actions, thoughts and emotions do or do not align with your internal standards. If you are highly self -aware, you can objectively educate yourself, manage your emotions, align your behavior with your values and understand constructively how others perceive you."


Gulp! Let me simplify it to help you relate to it better...


It takes a blend of honesty, courage, confidence with a dollop of self love and the spoiler ingredient is people pleasing!

People pleasing is one recurring mistake most of us make...


Living in your parents shadow,

Pleasing family/friends/colleagues even if goes against your own morals/values/dreams,

Undermining your own independent capabilities


Read through these few examples and think about how it makes you feel..

Emotionally burdened and insecure??


So what conflicting emotion comes to mind..... maybe lack of SELF - WORTH?


When you align yourself with this beautiful word that a lot of us don't value enough,

you will see how all the negative influences will become blurry and insignificant and your focus will be on what truly makes YOU happy!


What an exhilarating feeling right!


The best part is that you do not need to apologize for this as long as you are not destructively hurting anyone.


You are now the Captain of your own ship!


For those who genuinely love you, they will embrace and support you.

Others may be envious or have their own insecurities they need to deal with.


Thought of the Day

"When you know how much you are worth, you will stop giving people discounts"


Allow your insecurities to become your strengths.


Be aware of them by confronting them head on.


You are taking responsibility for your own thoughts and actions and this will start favoring you and you will stop taking things so personally.


Makes sense?


I am not saying this is easy to detach from overnight. It is a process.

This is the start!





Try this exercise..


Get yourself a notebook..

Every evening before bedtime,


Write a short list of what you felt good about and what you felt not so good about on that day..


Then focus on the feel good list and resonate more deeply with how it made you feel...take your time with this..


Move to the not so feel good list and ask yourself what how you should have reacted/behaved to get a better outcome.


Let these thoughts flow into your sub conscious mind and find a comfortable place there to sleep on.


When you wake up, consciously listen to how you are feeling..


Do this exercise for at least a week and sure you will feel a difference in how you are perceiving people/ scenarios.


Thank you for reading.

Would love to hear your thoughts so please comment , share if feel valuable and like if felt it.


With Warmth,

Jyoti