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Here Are The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness

The Right Questions

Ask solution-focused questions. It will help you to find potential answers to the problem and increase your confidence in your ability to solve future problems.

  • Ask "What am I feeling right now?" to help you name your emotions.
  • Ask "What is a possible solution to this problem?" and then "What is one way to move toward creating this solution?"

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Here Are The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness

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Importance of Self-Awareness

Research reveals that knowing yourself better results in stronger relationships, a sense of purpose, greater well-being, self-acceptance, and happiness.

Knowing yourself will make you a better manager, colleague, parent, spouse, and friend.

Self-Awareness

It means paying attention to yourself and knowing whether you're happy with what's happening in your world.

It means understanding your personality, your values, your relationships, and your beliefs.

Elements of Self-Awareness

  • Introspection is the process of trying to access your internal psychological processes, judgments, perceptions, or states.
  • Self-reflection increases your ability to exercise control over your emotions. It involves the examination, contemplation, and analysis of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Insight is the awareness of a solution to a problem and the result of self-reflection and introspection.

Introspection: What not to do

  • Don't think about yourself all the time.
  • Don't ask why. "Why do I feel this way?" Our brains will point to the most obvious answer that confirms our pre-existing beliefs.
  • Avoid asking yourself a question that is centered around the problem. "What difficulty am I facing right now?" 

The Right Questions

Ask solution-focused questions. It will help you to find potential answers to the problem and increase your confidence in your ability to solve future problems.

  • Ask "What am I feeling right now?" to help you name your emotions.
  • Ask "What is a possible solution to this problem?" and then "What is one way to move toward creating this solution?"

Cultivate Self Awareness

Instead of jumping to quick solutions, schedule at least 15 minutes daily to sit down and think without interruptions.

  • Make reflection the first activity of your day.
  • Write down on paper what you are feeling.
  • Don't allow negativity or blame.

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