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How To Become Ridiculously Self-Aware In 20 Minutes

Journalling helps you reflect

Journaling increase self-awareness. Recording your thoughts is like stepping in wet concrete. The outline of your foot is now there forever.

You can find out who you really are. You can find your weaknesses. Your opportunities. You can challenge yourself with those realizations. You can make plans to better yourself.

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How To Become Ridiculously Self-Aware In 20 Minutes

How To Become Ridiculously Self-Aware In 20 Minutes

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The most influential gift

... is a journal.

Journalling initially affords you to get rid of your anger/frustration, into a book (with a pen).

Journalling helps you to get your frustration out before you can direct it at anybody else.

You’ll Live In The Moment More

When we write we focus on the details. We write about the little idiosyncrasies of an interaction with someone. And most times when journaling we write while the interaction is still FRESH in our minds.

This strengthens our observation muscle. Then we start looking for little details in our next interaction.

Journalling helps you reflect

Journaling increase self-awareness. Recording your thoughts is like stepping in wet concrete. The outline of your foot is now there forever.

You can find out who you really are. You can find your weaknesses. Your opportunities. You can challenge yourself with those realizations. You can make plans to better yourself.

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