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What if it was Self-Awareness Day?

Wouldn’t it be amazing to dedicate one day per year to help draw attention to the need for self-awareness? A day where each one of us carefully observes our own beliefs, thoughts, words and actions.

self-awareness block letters on wooden desk with coffee cup

Self-awareness is a rare quality.

It is easy to get entangled in the energy of others; to forget to stay grounded and at peace within ourselves. Self-awareness is the key to shifting the energy around us in a positive way when we are faced with negativity.

In order to grow and evolve as human beings, we have to look at our own habits, addictions or negative qualities with honesty, compassion and non-judgement.

It is often on our darkest days that the light becomes most visible.

Looking at ourselves in the full light of truth allows us to make profound changes and to live according to our authentic goals and priorities.

It is important to show ourselves the same forgiveness and understanding that we would offer to others for mistakes and character weaknesses. We are all a work-in-progress. It is often true that our weaknesses are destined to become our greatest strengths.

Every day can be Self-Awareness Day.

At the end of the day, I will ask myself some of the following questions:

Are my thoughts energizing or draining me?

Am I an empowering presence to others?

How am I making others feel around me?

Are my words, tone of voice and body language communicating the message I want to send to others?

Am I making choices aligned with my deepest priorities?

Do I compromise my personal values or well-being to people-please?

Do I gossip?

Do I judge people as all good or all bad?

Am I living my truth?

Am I speaking my truth?

Do I have any destructive habits or addictions that I would like to transcend?

Do I feel happy? Why or why not?

Do I feel anxious or worried? If yes, is there anything I need to either accept or change?

There are many questions we can ask ourselves depending on what matters to us most.

Spending one day observing ourselves can be an eye-opening and life-changing experience.

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