Look outside and you will see yourself. Look inside and you will find yourself.” – Drew Gerald
Think before you react.
Know your strengths and weaknesses.
Ask for feedback and listen.
Listen to feedback without justifying.
Develop intuitive decision-making skills.
Know your emotional triggers.
Set boundaries. Keeping your boundaries firmly will help you maintain the integrity of your goals and the work you put into it.
Keep an open-mind.
Use personality tests to understand your personal traits.
Take psychometric tests.
Use professional help.
While there are plenty of online tests, grab them as long as you can, because this might help you find out if you are an Idealist, rational, artisan, or guardian.
Try new experiences. Exploring new things will teach you a thing about yourself.
Discover your physical limits.
Meditate.Meditation is a practice of improving your moment-by-moment awareness.
Keep notes on yourself.
Identify the personal habits holding you back.
Embrace your intuition. Our instincts are based on the survival of the fittest and our need to succeed – they help us decide what to do next and how to prioritise.
Consider how your actions impact others.
Identify triggers of negative emotions.
Use a journal to record your thoughts.
Develop your listening skills.
Immerse yourself in new experiences.
Pay attention to what bothers you about other people.
Meditate on your mind.
Read high-quality fiction.
Draw a timeline of your life.
Discover your blind spots by asking for feedback (and taking it well).
Do some micro-travel. New places and strange environments get us out of our routines and force us to be more self-aware.
Learn a new skill. learning something new increases self-awareness by forcing us to think and act in novel ways.
Make time to clarify your values.
Examine your knee-jerk reactions. If something suddenly makes you angry or upset, instead of reacting, take a deep breath and allow yourself to consider what might be underneath your emotional response.
Question Your Opinions and Beliefs.
“Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.” – Debbie Ford.
“We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens, we will have no regrets.” – Dalai Lama.