If you are in pain in any way or something makes you uncomfortable, that means something is not right. Figure out why.
That "something" could be a choice to change your life but most often, it's a shift in how you see yourself and what you focus on most.
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Once you know where it began, you can realize that you perhaps adopted the wrong idea about yourself based on what you thought was true in the moment.
If you struggle with low self-esteem, for example, imagine the first time you felt ashamed of yourself. Think about what made you feel that way and why. This is the only way you can truly rectify it.
... in the practical ways:
You won't start a war to saying: "I don't appreciate you speaking about me in this way," but you will reinforce a kind of self-empowerment that most people never develop in the first place.
At least with yourself.
Just because you can't always speak your entire truth does not mean that you don't have to consciously acknowledge what it is.
Know what you'd do in the event of a breakup, a job loss, the freaking apocalypse.
Have a savings account, an escape already planned.
Problems tend to build as opposed to disappearing when we keep issues that are bothering us bottled up inside.
If you’re having a problem, raise it with your partner, bearing in mind your delivery.
Avoid the temptation to snoop your partner’s phone, Facebook messages, or email account.
While this could temporarily calm your nerves when you see nothing afoul, it is also a behavior that could quickly become addictive, not to mention damaging for relationship trust.
Self-knowledge is the ultimate knowledge, and to know yourself is to know the meaning of life. There are millions of things we could know about ourselves, ranging from anecdotal to emotional or psychological matters. There are certain key bits of self-knowledge that we think might benefit us, like our work talents, or a partner who would be compatible with us.
Self-knowledge provides us with a route to a happy and fulfilling life. A lack of self-knowledge makes our lives accidental.