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Cultivating Gratitude – Ultimate Guide!

Cultivating Gratitude – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be talking through exercises and habits for cultivating gratitude. The benefits of having a daily gratitude practice are nearly endless. This is a simple practice but the challenge is taking the time to integrate it into your daily life. It can take…

Practicing Self-Compassion – Ultimate Guide!

Practicing Self-Compassion – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be talking through practicing self-compassion and the benefits of doing so. Self-compassion is an incredible tool for resilience – and all the more important as we begin to emerge, tentatively, from the coronavirus pandemic. We share why, and offer some of our favourite…

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 4th October 2021

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 4th October 2021

The right quote at the right time can transform your life. Not all quotes are powerful. But every once in a while, you come across a quote that stands out from the rest. These powerful quotes inspire you to take a step back and to reflect your life.

Some of them are so incredibly mind-bending that they make you question everything. Other quotes will challenge you to live to your full potential and to make the most of your life. They all have in common that they make you think deeply about various aspects of life.

By reading thought-provoking quotes, you can gradually change your entire worldview. There are some quotes that encourage you to look at things from an entirely different perspective, not previously considered. Other quotes will motivate you to get rid of the things in your life the drag you down.

The following quotes can be quite thought-provoking, so reflect on the meaning of those quotes that you find interesting.

If you do carefully think about these statements, you’ll see that they can help you to shed off false beliefs so that you can see the bigger picture.

Don’t shy away from thinking about challenging your existing belief system. Instead, see if you can replace false assumptions with knowledge that is more truthful.

Here are this weeks 10 motivational uplifting quotes.

 

 

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 4th October 2021

 

“In solitude there is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise we find the answers.”

~ Dodinsky 

 

“The only journey is the one within.”

~ Rilke 

 

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

~ Carl Jung

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“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

~ David Richo

 

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”

~ Denis Waitley ~

 

“Step out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.”

~ Rumi

 

“The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make.”

~ Rupert Spira

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“I show my scars so that others know they can heal.”

~ Rhachelle Nicol 

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“Silence is the Altar of Spirit.”

~ Paramhansa Yogananda

 

“I promise you can still make a beautiful life for yourself, even if you lost many years of it to abuse, mental illness, or trauma.”

~ Lawrence Wellness

 

“The beauty we see in another soul is a reflection of our own.”

~ Lawrence Wellness

 

“If it doesn’t nourish and enrich your soul, release and let it go.”

~ Lawrence Wellness

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“Your heart is the light of this world. Don’t cover it with your mind.”

~ Mooji

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“To heal is to touch with love that which was previously touched by fear.”

~ Stephen Levine ~

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Managing Negative Thoughts – Ultimate Guide!

Managing Negative Thoughts – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be writing about managing negative thoughts. When you’re having negative thoughts, you know that getting your mind off of it is easier said than done. In fact, research shows that when people are instructed not to think about a specific topic, it makes…

111 Manifesting Abundance Affirmations – Ultimate Guide!

111 Manifesting Abundance Affirmations – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be sharing with you 111 manifesting abundance affirmations. I used to think affirmations were cheesy and incredibly awkward. Even just the thought of speaking affirmations made me cringe. I mean am I really going to walk around telling myself “I am abundant,” or “I am…

Natural Ways to Reduce Morning Anxiety – Ultimate Guide!

Natural Ways to Reduce Morning Anxiety – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be discussing natural ways to reduce morning anxiety and what measures I have put in place in the past to help with it.

Do you struggle with morning anxiety?

Are the first thoughts that enter your mind so negative and so dreadful that you regret waking up in the first place?

Morning anxiety is very real, I would suffer from this terrible illness on a day-to-day basis.

If you suffer from panic attacks, dreadful morning fear, and of course depression, this post will come to your aid.

Of course, if you really need help and feel very depressed? Please seek the help of a doctor over anything else that you read today. 

But if you do feel like you can combat this yourself or if mornings aren’t your thing, then this is your post!

Let’s help you wake up to pleasant and peaceful thoughts each morning with some effective and positive habits that helped me when overcoming morning anxiety!

Disclaimer: I am not in any way a certified therapist, so all the advice given is from my own experience and should not be taken as medical advice. 

 

 

What is morning anxiety?

According to Calm Clinic, “most people define (morning anxiety) as anxiety either immediately after waking up or anxiety that tends to build over the first hour or so upon awakening.”

As far as symptoms go, everyone experiences anxiety differently, but here are just a few signs of morning anxiety listed by Healthy Place:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Chest pains
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Feeling a loss of control
  • Trembling

Morning anxiety is caused by many different factors. For example, we produce higher levels of cortisol– which is a stress hormone — in the mornings. Aside from an increase in cortisol levels, Health Line adds that things like environmental factors and low blood sugar can contribute to morning anxiety.

Although waking up with these symptoms is devastating, there are steps you can take to relieve morning anxiety and still have a good day.

Here are some tips I have put together that have helped me overcome morning anxiety.

 

Natural Ways to Reduce Morning Anxiety – Ultimate Guide!

 

Build a mindful morning routine

Your morning routine doesn’t need to involve waking up at 5 a.m. and reciting empowering mantras (but if it does, that’s OK, too).

A good morning routine is about making space for yourself to get ready for the day.

It’s important to build a mindful morning routine that works for you. Some suggestions you can try include:

  • Journaling: Writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal can be an effective way to cope with worry, self-doubt, and negativity. It offers a way to examine sources of stress, as well as express deeper thoughts. Try setting a timer for 10–15 minutes and allow yourself to see what flows to the page.
  • Deep breathing: Slowing down your breathing brings the body into a state of relaxation. The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a popular method to soothe your nerves. It involves inhaling for 4 seconds, holding your breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. Try a few cycles of this before getting out of bed or whenever you notice your anxiety is at its highest.
  • Visualisation: Visualisation is a technique using mental imagery to achieve a relaxed state of mind. For instance, you can try to picture a calm morning on the beach with the waves washing over your toes to start your day in a relaxed place.

 

 

Mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation is practiced by focusing the mind on the present and keeping your thoughts from wandering into the past and future. It focuses on breath awareness to draw attention to your body, open up your senses and anchor you into the present and your immediate surroundings.

  • Sit comfortably with your upper body straight but do not stiffen.
  • Relax and pay attention to what every part of your body is doing like how your legs are positioned and where your arms lay.
  • You may close your eyes if you need help getting more focused and relaxed, but it’s not necessary.
  • Gently inhale and exhale, getting into the rhythm of your breath noticing how each part of your body reacts and what you’re currently feeling.
  • Open your eyes and with a soft gaze, notice your surroundings using your senses, without all

By implementing Mindfulness meditation into your morning, it will help calm down your mind. The more you practice, the more enjoyable it becomes and more benefits you see.

 

 

Practice letting go

If you wake up thinking of every single “what if” or worst-case scenario, you might be experiencing anticipatory anxiety. Essentially, it’s when the uncertainty about a possible future event gets in the way of your functioning.

For example, if you have a presentation at work, you might worry you’ll forget your talking points or that the file will somehow get deleted, leading to excessive worrying.

These anxious thought loops stem from a desire to feel in control over what may or may not happen. But the more you try to manage the outcomes, the more anxious you’ll feel.

Letting feelings of anxiety go isn’t easy, but there are a few things you can do to detach from the “what ifs”:

  • Challenge negative thoughts: When you find yourself thinking about a worst-case outcome, counter the thought with a positive or best-case outcome to neutralize your thinking.
  • Focus on what you can control rather than what you cannot: Identifying which of your stressors you have power over (like quitting a job you hate) versus what you cannot control (like the way someone else feels) can help streamline your attention in the right places.
  • Be kind to yourself: Recognise that it’s OK to make mistakes. Rather than focusing on what’s missing or what you don’t have, practice gratitude for all that is and all that you do have.

 

 

Don’t go to bed late the night before

Before we get started, there’s one mistake you cannot afford to make. This morning mistake will screw up your entire day.

Go to bed early the night before!

Sleep is not only for the weak. It’s the best way to stay strong all day.

Are all-nighters worth bragging about? Maybe they’re fine once in a while when they can’t be avoided but otherwise – staying up late constantly isn’t a sign of working hard; it’s working too much, working inefficiently and mismanaging your time.

I use to be one of those people who stayed up to the early hours of the morning, then wake up like and zombie and head off to work feeling like I had just been dug up!

Not anymore though!

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Without enough sleep, you’ll start the day with a mind that’s not 100% energised – no matter how many times you give yourself a good slap on the face.

The worst part? Imagine your brain failing in the departments of common sense and alertness.

Around 16 million Brits experience side effects of sleep deprivation every night!

And studies suggest they can range from less obvious stuff – like a lack of focus or attention – to crying over small things, or a lower reaction time while driving or pouring coffee!

Speaking of coffee – don’t rely on it to overcome sleep deprivation. I enjoy my morning coffee as much as the next person. But I also know caffeine has its limitations.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-8 hours of sleep (or 9 if possible) for the average adult.

I have about 6/7, which suits me fine.

 

 

Build an effective routine

Effective coping mechanisms significantly prevent anxiety from taking over one’s life. However, building a morning routine and adaptive ways to cope with anxiety takes time.

Once a suitable routine as per a person’s liking has been found, he or she is advised to stick to it to reduce anxiety in the morning. Although it would be hard to enforce such a stringent routine in the beginning, adhering to it would provide stability and consistency in the person’s life.

 

 

Wake Up Early

One of the reasons you may feel anxious in the morning is because you feel rushed. Waking up earlier is a great way to get ready at a slower, more peaceful pace.

When you wake up earlier, you have more time to focus on things like self-care (which will be a part of your morning routine for anxiety relief).

If you are rushing around and then flying out of the door every morning, start waking up between 5:00am – 6:30am depending on when you have to leave.

You want to wake up a couple of hours before you need to be somewhere. And, remember, start small and build up

 

Exercise

Exercise is one of those habits that everyone talks about. It makes you roll your eyes when you hear or read about it. Like what else is new? Exercise is good for you.

To me, exercise is a very important habit physically and mentally. I especially notice how much it impacts my life when I don’t do it. I become stressed, I’m also reactive and it shows in my relationships, in my work and in the decisions I make.

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I can’t seem to stay clear and objective when I don’t do it. Plus, I just feel tired and ache all the time.

So, I try to make exercise a part of my day whether it would be by walking for at least an hour, going to the gym, stretching, running or doing an at home workout. It has become a part of my life and it fits naturally. If it’s still not a part of your daily routine, just try it.

 

Conscious breathing

There’s no need to wait until stress rises to use breathing methods for well-being. You experience balance and harmony when your breaths are of equal length and depth.

As inhaling and exhaling uniformly are the natural response to inner peace, your brain thinks you are relaxed even when you breathe this way intentionally. Take deep, even breaths throughout the day to preserve well-being.

 

 

Eat a healthy breakfast

Since you are not rushing, you are now able to sit down and eat a healthy nutritious breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast as part of your morning routine before work will help you to be more productive.natural-ways-to-reduce-morning-anxiety

Moreover, the breakfast will provide the energy needed to fuel your brain. Additionally, eating breakfast will keep you full for longer, eliminating the need for you to consume high and empty calories which will harm your body.

Furthermore, while sitting down to eat your breakfast you can read a few pages of a positive mental attitude book or any other self-development book.

 

Set goals

Goals tend to add structure to our days. Having structure and routine may help anxiety.

What are three things you want to accomplish today?

Start off by making them simple, such as eating fruit with breakfast.

The more you set goals for yourself, the more they become ingrained into your habits.

I find that having a simple fitness goal every day is super beneficial. I recommend trying a 30-day squat or crunch challenge. You can find loads of them Pinterest.

 

 

Take a short walk

Before or after your shower, your choice, take a short walk. I prefer to go after my shower because the shower wakes me up, while the walk gets me pumped for the day. Others may prefer to take a shower after the walk.

First of all, we all need exercise on a daily basis. Without it, we are way more prone to anxiety and depression. So, instead of going to the gym after your day is over, start your day with a little exercise.

A 30-minute walk is a great way to get out of the house, enjoy nature, and get your blood pumping. Not only does it do the body well, but it improves your mood as well.

 

Switch up your attitude

Going to bed worrying that tomorrow will be another day of worrying and upset doesn’t resolve the issue what so ever – it will snowball into a huge problem that wasn’t there in the first place.

It’s time to switch up your attitude. Go to bed expecting to be upset in the morning, and tell yourself it will probably be there regardless of whether you worry or not.

Tell yourself that when you wake up and the anxiety hits, that it’s ok to feel worried, nervous, shaken. It’s not a big deal, you can handle it. You can do whatever you need to do, you can get through today. Believe in you.

 

Make reminders

It’s easier said than done, isn’t it? It’s easy to say: “tomorrow I will be positive”. Because sometimes, just sometimes, you will wake up and think: “I just don’t have the energy to do that today”. And that is when you’re most vulnerable to anxiety taking over your entire day.

So, whether it’s writing on a sticky note or leaving a reminder on your phone, have a backup option to help you out when you need that extra bit of encouragement and positivity in the morning. A gentle reminder that reads something as simple as “you can do this” can make all the difference.

 

Journal and express gratitude

It’s always great to start the day with gratitude. 

This will help you start the day with a positive attitude.

Journaling has been shown to help manage anxiety, reduce stress, and cope with depression.

A great place to start is to write down three things you are grateful for, three things you hope to accomplish that day, and three things you were able to accomplish the day before.

Purchase a book, research it on YouTube. The Mindfulness practice is life changing when used consistently and persistently!

 

 

Your surroundings

Imagine finally drifting off into a peaceful sleep in a dark room and cosy bed, to be woken up by a pounding alarm and harsh bright lights and the chill of getting out of bed.

Environmental aggravations like these can soon welcome you to your worst day ever. It’s vital to infuse positive energy into your home to wake up peacefully and ensure the best possible start to your day.

Minimise your chances of anxiety by making your surroundings more peaceful. Small alterations such as a soothing alarm clock instead of an ear-splitting cuckoo noise, having slippers and a comfy dressing gown to slip into in the morning instead of having to bear the freezing cold mornings and a dimmer switch on your bedside lamp instead of blinding spotlights.

 

Drink more water

A simple yet vital daily requirement, drinking water. This not only hydrates you but improves your bodily functions, preventing headaches, washes out toxins from the body, and helps with weight loss.

Drinking water can solve other problems such as clearing skin issues and providing mental clarity. One way to drink more water is to keep a water bottle with you at all times so you can hydrate yourself throughout the day.

I personally like to drink room temperature and hot water; this helps with digestion.

 

Don’t check your phone immediately

In an ideal world, your day shouldn’t begin with the phone. Reading about stressful news events before your day even begins compounds anxiety.

Be mindful of what media you ingest, especially in the morning. I recommend trying to keep your mind blank and your thoughts your own for the first hour of the day.

 

Natural Ways to Reduce Morning Anxiety – Final thoughts

Morning anxiety can be beaten.

It’s nothing more than an extension of what’s going on in your life and what kind of lifestyle you lead.

If it happens consistently without any apparent reason, you should definitely talk to a medical professional.

Otherwise, a few changes to your lifestyle and better self-care can help you overcome morning anxiety easily.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are doing to change your life in the coming days and years!

If you have any questions please reach out to me via adam@lawrence-wellness.com. I would love to hear from you!

I really hope you found inspiration in this article.

I would love to hear what tips you have to combat morning anxiety – please share them below!

 

 

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14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 27th September 2021

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 27th September 2021

The right quote at the right time can transform your life. Not all quotes are powerful. But every once in a while, you come across a quote that stands out from the rest. These powerful quotes inspire you to take a step back and to…

Meditation Benefits for Mental Health – Ultimate Guide!

Meditation Benefits for Mental Health – Ultimate Guide!

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12 Ways to Improve Self-Awareness – Ultimate Guide!

12 Ways to Improve Self-Awareness – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be discussing 12 ways to improve self-awareness.

Self-awareness is simply the capacity to observe ourselves – to take notice of and pay attention to patterns within our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. And it’s a skill that we all have.

When you step into awareness you are the observer. You step away from ideas, judgement and inner dialogue or a need to define anything. It is in this space where you are experiencing the present moment without any distraction, you are in the here and now.

Developing more self-awareness helps you understand your emotions, feelings and the way you think. It helps you to see yourself in a different light and gives you a whole new perspective.

By practising awareness and not identifying with what you think and feel, you create a space within you that sets you free from the impact of your thoughts and feelings.

You start to live life with more ease and flow, allowing whatever is meant for you to come to you, instead of pushing and forcing how you think things should be.

 

 

What is self-awareness?

Due to today’s overly busy lifestyles, stress and anxiety levels have increased significantly and emotions tend to simmer close to the surface.

Some people feel tension at the chest level or in the pit of the stomach. Others talk about feeling unhappy and dissatisfied for no reason.

Rather than acknowledge our feelings and work with them, we often ‘look the other way’, and attempt to ignore them by turning to distractions of all kinds for temporary relief.

Awareness is the antidote that has a lasting impact. Awareness in all its forms is the very core of meditation. Individuals who meditate naturally develop self-awareness over time.

They’re able to take stock of their feelings, thoughts and physical sensations more clearly and vividly.

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They may also be able to identify some subtle angles of their character, such as how they react in different situations, their behaviours and habits.

Self-awareness allows people to see themselves in a different, more honest light. It may also unearth deep-seated emotions that they hadn’t perceived before.

Self-awareness takes courage, it’s brave and can often be confronting and uncomfortable. Sometimes you might even question why you decided this was a bright idea in the first place.

As the term suggests, at its core self-awareness involves shifting your attention away from what’s happening around you and onto yourself.

So, instead of focusing on what other people do and say – for example, “my partner doesn’t get it”, “my parents put too much pressure on me” or “my workplace is boring” – the emphasis is placed on how you think and feel.

It’s a shift in focus from what’s happening around you, to what’s going on inside you.

 

Why is self-awareness so important?

Self-awareness is important to help guide your thinking and actions.

You can develop increased self-awareness when you understand yourself better and understand how you are perceived by other people.

Having self-awareness increases feelings of gratitude and abundance.

When you lack self-awareness, you blame other people and don’t take the time to understand their point of view.

Lack of self-awareness also increases feelings of anxiousness, frustration and anger.

It takes time and energy to cultivate self-awareness and is a lifelong journey, but so worth it. There are numerous benefits to self-awareness such as:

  • Higher self esteem
  • Better relationships
  • Improved overall wellbeing
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Heightened creativity

Self-awareness is an ongoing and ever evolving process, and in order to create a greater sense of self-awareness you need to cultivate positive daily habits.

 

How do we put self-awareness into practice?

If we’re walking down the street, for instance, we can choose to focus on this activity alone.

Instead of being caught up in the usual daydreams or technological distractions, we might pay attention to our thoughts, emotions and feelings as we walk.

We could do this mindfully, being fully present and noticing without judging. As we train in acknowledging and letting go in this way, we might just learn something about ourselves in the bargain.

 

12 Ways to Improve Self-Awareness – Ultimate Guide!

Here are 12 tips for developing self-awareness:

 

Practice meditation

A meditation practice helps you to cultivate a deeper sense of awareness. There are two types of awareness in meditation, focusing on an object, for example focusing your attention on the breath.

When you focus the mind without an object, for example on nothing, it is harder as you are asking the mind to just be in awareness.

This takes practice, at first start with awareness of the breath and with time you will be able to focus on nothing.

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The more inward focus you can cultivate and the more you ask yourself questions the more self-aware you become.

Through meditation you are allowing yourself space to observe and witness your thoughts, feelings and emotions with non-attachment.

Sit for 5 mins and just simply follow the breath and see what happens.

 

 

Practice Self compassion 

Self-compassion cultivates confidence, growth, and expansion. Self-criticism ignites self-hatred, anger, and resentment.

To help you cultivate more self-awareness, create the habit of a conscious practice of love, kindness and compassion.

This will break down all the barriers of love within yourself that you have built up during your lifetime due to experiences, trauma and circumstances.

Giving yourself the gift of self-compassion helps you to understand yourself on a deeper level, it helps you to open yourself up to a deeper awareness and to live from the heart.

 

 

Create a journal practice

Not surprisingly, recording feelings in a journal or on a device can help you develop self-awareness.

This simple exercise will allow you to better define your values, motivations, ideals and purpose.

If done regularly, you’ll probably start noticing trends and patterns. You may also get a better sense of what’s holding you back from doing things you’re passionate about.

Your subconscious mind knows your hopes and fears even before you write them down.

Recording and monitoring your emotions is an effective way to communicate with your subconscious and find the means to define what you really want.

 

 

Practice mindfulness

Creating a mindful practise is vital in cultivating more self-awareness. When you are mindful, you are intentionally present in your experience.

When you are living in the present moment versus thinking and living in the past or worrying about the future you have the opportunity to manage any thoughts and feelings that come up.

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In the present moment you are in touch with what is actually going on around you and observing.

You are in the here and now – whether that is brushing your teeth, drinking a tea or in a yoga posture, all that exists is the present moment.

 

 

Asking for feedback to become more self-aware

It is important to gather feedback. Feedback is a good way to understand how others perceive how you present yourself.

There are plenty of things we ourselves are not aware of. Having a friend give honest non-judgmental feedback about our positive and negative qualities can help us know what to improve on.

Ask for feedback from someone you trust. This someone should be someone who knows you well and would present feedback in a less hurtful way.

 

Give your full attention when listening

Everyone knows listening more allows you to get to know other’s better. However, did you know that it also allows you to get to know yourself better?

Practice listening to people close to you. You can do this by asking more questions based on what they talk about.

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Making sure you understand what they are saying. Listening with intent to understand rather than responding to what they say.

Remember not to respond to what someone says. Take pauses and try to internalise what the other person says.

This will make your more likeable and make the other person feel good about themselves.

 

Explore your biggest weaknesses

It might seem unnecessary or even detrimental to explore your weaknesses, but as Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “our strength grows out of our weaknesses.”

Once you are able to face and own these darker parts of yourself, the more freedom and power you will paradoxically experience.

My favourite way to explore weaknesses is by examining the shadow. To begin this process, make a habit of noticing whenever you experience strong emotions such as shame, guilt, anger, resentment, and fear.

Ask, “what triggered these feelings?” You might even like to keep a shadow journal to record your discoveries so that you can track your journey of self-awareness.

 

Learn from your experiences

Self-aware people have a habit of learning valuable lessons from their experiences, be they good or bad.

Being self-aware helps you become more reflective on your experiences, and focus on the positives in every experience.

People with self-awareness look for the learnings in every experience. They take the time to understand how they felt and how they acted.

They also look at what went well and what didn’t go well in every situation. This helps them improve how they think and act in the future.

 

Reading

Just like exercise and gentle movement nourishes our bodies, reading nourishes our minds.

Any kind of reading is beneficial, but to make the most of the self-awareness element, try to be mindful.

If you react a certain way to a storyline for example, try questioning why. If you’re keen to learn more about a topic, look for books about it to expand your knowledge and fuel your curiosity.

Top tip:

The following are excellent books that have helped me massively with self-awareness and personal growth:

 

 

 

 

Think about your thinking 

Sounds confusing, right?

Self-aware people have a habit of thinking about their thinking. Through introspection and analysis, they get a better understanding of how they think and act in different situations.

They ask questions of themselves to get a better understanding of their motivations and their mindset.

They also ask questions of other people to get a better understanding of how that person thinks and what’s important to them.

When you think about your thinking, you can identify improvements. This self-analysis can also help you make better decisions, improve how you spend your time and improve your relationships.

 

Know your own strengths  

Self-aware people are honest about their strengths and weaknesses.  They choose to focus on increasing their strengths, rather than trying to fix their weaknesses.

Self-aware people are not self-focused. They are more concerned with understanding how their strengths can be maximised to help other people.

 

Write down your goals and priorities

One of the best ways to increase self-awareness is to write down what you want to achieve (this could relate to career, health, family, friends, adventure) and track your progress.

Plan out your goals so they turn from ideas into a step-by-step process. Then, break down your larger goal into mini-goals so it seems less overwhelming and you can easily track your progress.

You can also write down what you want to actively prioritise in your life, and the ways in which you can ensure you are actively prioritising those things.

 

Ways to Improve Self-Awareness – Final thoughts

Being self-aware and understanding how you are perceived by others are important components of personal growth and developing your potential.

Some might ask, what is the importance of self-awareness? Well, self-awareness will help you improve yourself, establish your own identity and will help you have harmonious relationships.

Thus, developing self-awareness takes time, a lot of effort and practice. It requires a person to pay attention to his own personality and behaviour.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are doing to change your life in the coming days and years!

If you have any questions please reach out to me via adam@lawrence-wellness.com. I would love to hear from you!

I really hope you found inspiration in this article.

 

 

 

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40 JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH – ULTIMATE GUIDE!

40 JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH – ULTIMATE GUIDE!

Today I will be sharing with you journal prompts for mental health. Have you been feeling stressed and overwhelmed lately? When was the last time you did a mental health check-in? Mental illness is a silent killer. Depression, anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, eating disorders and…


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40 Self-Care Ideas for Mind, Body & Life Balance!

40 Self-Care Ideas for Mind, Body & Life Balance!

Today I will de digging deep and sharing 40 self-care ideas for mind, body and lifestyle. Self-care is about having the courage, tenacity, and resilience to take responsibility for your health and well-being. It’s a lifestyle where we recognise and honour our self-worth by engaging…

How to Live in the Present Moment – Slow Down!

How to Live in the Present Moment – Slow Down!

Fair too often we are caught up in the busy schedule of life and wonder where did the day go?, or hasn’t that week flown by, or the summer will be soon over. This happens because you’re so busy in life just doing that you…