You can’t have self-esteem without being self-aware. If you take a trip and you want a navigation system to guide you, you need to know where you are and where you want to go. The same goes for developing your dignity muscles.
Self-knowledge gives you clarity about your strengths, as well as your weaknesses, your goals, and your challenges. That, in turn, allows you to take charge of your self-worth. No one can do this for you, and it’s not the easy road. However, it’s a much better, healthier way to live than continuing to allow other people to determine your self-esteem! And that’s what happens when we permit ourselves to be easily swayed by the opinions of others.
Steps to Self-Awareness
🦋 Spend time alone in the quiet. Ponder the following questions. It’s a good idea to write the answers down too. Journaling is one of the top ways to get in touch with the real you buried inside.
🌹 What are my strengths?
🌹 What are my weaknesses – the real ones, the ones I can see in myself, rather than the ones other people have reported?
🌹 What is most important to me in life?
🌹 What are my goals in life?
🌹 Do I believe I can achieve those goals? How?
🦋 Practice self-reflection. Doing this daily is best, but if that isn’t possible, then do it as often as you can. Use your journal to write down ah-ha moments, successes at building your self-esteem, and challenges to it.
🦋 Evaluate external messages. Don’t just accept them as you have in the past. If they aren’t kind or delivered as constructive criticism, don’t accept them. Practice saying something like, “that’s not mine” or “that’s not my circus” in your head when someone attempts to mold your self-worth. Then replace it with what’s true. You can say this truth in your mind or even out loud once you are alone.
Amazing thing starts to happen when you truly desire self-awareness ✨.
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