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5 Reasons to Become More Self-Aware

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Being self-aware sets you apart from others in a way that leaves you feeling good about yourself. I say this because when you realize you're not putting your best foot forward in anything you do in life, you should immediately check yourself and ask, 'What am I really doing?' I've had to come to terms with the fact that I haven't always been the most self-aware person. However, in 2024, I vow to change that narrative about myself. Here are five reasons why you should too!"

Changing Your Ways 

When you are self-aware, you have the power to influence what your personal and professional outcomes look like. If you started the new year wanting to improve your health, the simplest way to do that is by changing your eating habits. Instead of picking up a bag of chips, you can pivot to your favorite fruit. Similarly, if you aspire to land your dream job, revamp your resume to position yourself for when the time comes to apply.

Failing to plan

I chose to mention the phrase 'fail to plan, you plan to fail' because it contributes to self-awareness on multiple levels. The way you choose to live on a day-to-day basis impacts your overall success in life. The less you plan, even the smallest of things, the easier it is to blame others for why things are not going the way you think they should. Planning eliminates the 'what ifs' and creates the 'I did it' moments in your life.

Power & Influence

The power in 'your' self-awareness comes down to making sound decisions that create a better outcome for your life and the people around you. When you make a poor decision, it not only impacts you but also affects the ones you love and care about. Choosing to make a poor decision could have a long-lasting impact on you and the way that people view you going forward.

Seeing Yourself Clearly

I have found myself becoming more confident when I have been able to see myself more clearly. Self-awareness can feel and look like many things, but when I have made sound decisions, I instantly feel like the decision I made has somehow 'saved the world' so much so that I feel extremely confident and that I can take on anything that may be thrown my way. Practice making sound decisions this year, and I assure you it will lead to you seeing yourself more clearly and being eager to face the obstacles that 2024 will bring your way.

Set Aside Time

When you set aside time to think about your thoughts, you allow yourself to gain internal insight about yourself, which is what self-awareness is all about. Giving yourself time to think allows you to step away from reactionary behavior and enables you to do the self-work needed so that 2024 is a year of growth for you.


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