Why You Suck at Self-Awareness - Deepstash

Self Awareness is our ability to observe and accurately identify our thoughts, feelings and impulses, and determine whether they are grounded in reality or not. 

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Why You Suck at Self-Awareness

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  • We avoid pain through distraction. We transport our minds to some other time or place or world where it can be safe and insulated from the pain of day-to-day life.
  • Now, there’s nothing...

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  • What people often find is that the more they remove themselves from distraction, the more they are forced to actually deal with a lot of the emotions that they’ve been avoiding for a long time...

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The important thing is just that we’re self-aware about our weaknesses. Otherwise, we become enslaved to our mind’s faulty mechanisms. Our minds are flawed in many ways-

  • Our ability to p...

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Freeing ourselves from the twisted confines of our mind comes down to a few things:

  1. Hold Weaker Opinions- Recognize that you can be wrong.
  2. Take yourself ...

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  1. Practice Mindfulness- Mindfulness is simply the practice of observing what is going on in your mind, body, and environment with focus, clarity, and, importantly, acceptance of...

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  • Self-awareness is wasted if it does not result in self-acceptance. If great self-awareness is coupled with self-judgment, then you’re merely becoming more aware of all the way...

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