How To Be More Self-Aware

Woman meditating about improving her self-awareness in a forest with a cat by her side.

7 Tips For Improving Self-Awareness

October 13, 2021

If you’ve ever sat on plastic-covered furniture — in shorts, during the summer, in a house with no air-conditioning — you’ll relate. And if you haven’t (you don’t know what you’re missing), run the image past someone a generation or two older than you. Beneath the chuckle and eye-roll, believe it or not, is an…

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50 Inspiring Journal Prompts For Self-Awareness & Growth

August 19, 2021

Wherever you are on your journey toward a “better you,” you know that change and growth aren’t easy. Sometimes just knowing where to start is the toughest part. Something as simple as inspiring journal prompts for self-awareness can make all the difference between staying stuck and making progress. Working on yourself is a lifetime effort…

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Is It Possible To Be Too Self-Aware?

July 5, 2021

Surely the world would be a kinder, gentler, happier place if more people worked on their self-awareness. And yet, for those already well-versed in the attribute, their struggle isn’t about being self-aware. It’s about being too self-aware. Sounds implausible, doesn’t it? Like having too much money, intelligence…or chocolate. How can too much of a good…

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How Unexpected Events Give You The Opportunity To Increase Self-Awareness

April 9, 2021

When the unexpected comes knocking (and it always will), how do you greet it? As an anxiety-inducing uh-oh that needs to be circumvented or eradicated altogether? Or as an opportunity to increase self-awareness and problem-solving skills? This whole concept of self-awareness may conjure up images of escaping to Walden Pond with an Oprah’s Book Club…

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Woman looking up while standing in a forest and contemplating her self-awareness.

How Can Self-Awareness Be Developed?

January 29, 2021

There are destinations we never reach, though we persevere on the journey. And there are books that are never finished, though the author continues to outline and edit. But what about the self – that perpetual, cradle-to-coffin quest that remains ever elusive? Can we consciously “build” on it? And, if so, how can self-awareness be…

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Man sitting in a room of potted plants thinking about being self-aware.

5 Reasons Being Self-Aware Is A Practice & Not A Destination

January 10, 2021

Funny thing about self-awareness. You need a certain amount of awareness in order to pursue it. A little chicken-and-egg quest for your best self…and a cyclical reminder that being self-aware is a practice, not a destination. Self-awareness is a component of emotional intelligence. And, like the intelligence we associate with academics, there is no end…

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Smiling couple enjoying the benefits of self-awareness in their relationship.

Why Great Leadership In Any Area Of Life Requires Self-Awareness

September 23, 2020

Do you know yourself well enough to be a great leader? At some point we’ve all thought about the qualities of a great leader based on our experience with a poor leader. A heartless boss, a hypocritical politician, a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do parent. Sometimes the absence of admirable qualities makes us all the more aware of what…

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Why Emotional Self-Awareness Is Difficult For Some People To Attain

July 31, 2020

How well do you know yourself? Who are the people you know really well in your life? Your spouse? Your parents? Your best friend? As you contemplate your most intimate, secret-keeping, mind-reading relationships, do you think of the relationship you have with yourself? Chances are you don’t. The level of emotional self-awareness necessary to truly…

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How Can Self-Awareness Help Me?

June 3, 2020

Would you like your life to be better? Mirrors are funny things. How else would you have any sense of your countenance without reflective surfaces? That visual self-awareness, however, is just that — visual (and the reverse of how you appear to others). Answering the question How can self-awareness help me? requires a different (and…

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Self-aware woman standing behind her sitting husband and hugging him.

How Can Self-Awareness Improve Your Relationship?

April 10, 2020

The real question is, “How can’t it?” If you’re married, have you ever pondered the evolution (or de-evolution) of your relationship from an emotional and communication standpoint? Have you ever wondered how you went from hanging onto your soon-to-be spouse’s every word to having a knee-jerk reaction to everything s/he now says? It’s so easy…

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