By Galina Yanchova
Self-awareness is a critical tool to help you reach higher levels of job satisfaction, become a better leader, improve relationships with colleagues, and manage your emotions better.
If you begin to consciously practise self-awareness, you can evaluate how your values, passions, and goals fit into your current environment and emotions — and how to align them better. You can also understand how other people view you, creating stronger, more authentic relationships with colleagues.
What does it mean to be self-aware?
Self Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.
Self Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them at the moment.
Self-awareness is the ability to focus on yourself and how your actions, thoughts, or emotions do or don’t align with your internal standards.
How to develop and increase self-awareness?
There are certain steps you can take to develop your self-awareness.
Before knowing anything else, you need to know yourself first. You need to know your weaknesses, strengths, beliefs and desires in life. Keeping in touch with your emotions means, you have to be self-aware.
Learning how to be aware of yourself might not be easy, but if you can master this skill, it will help you become much more effective in every area of your life. Many of us are not fond of spending much time on self-reflection, many people indeed have a low level of self-awareness.
Grow up in life means growing in maturity, growing consistency and growing in strength. As we become more clear about who we are we will know exactly what we are capable of achieving.
Being self-aware and understanding how you are perceived by others are important components of personal growth and developing your potential.
If you want to improve your self-awareness and develop yourself, please contact me.