There was a time recently when I came to a point of asking myself a pivotal question.
Who am I? I was DONE being told who I "should" be. An excellent wife, a doting mother, and a successful career woman. Not that these things were wrong, they were just imposed on me without my consent. I wanted to rediscover who I truly was and who I wanted to become. Can you relate?
As successful, self-sufficient women, we sometimes get caught in the trap of people-pleasing, expectation-meeting, and image-bearing and lose ourselves in the process.
The first step toward stopping that cycle and getting to know ourselves better is to become self-aware.
Here are the main benefits of self-awareness
Improved decision-making: Self-awareness allows individuals to understand their own thoughts, feelings, and motivations, which can lead to better decision-making.
Increased emotional intelligence: Self-awareness allows individuals to understand and manage their own emotions, as well as read and respond to the emotions of others.
Better communication: Self-awareness can help individuals understand how they come across to others and adjust their communication style accordingly.
Increased empathy: Self-awareness allows individuals to understand their own feelings and perspectives, which can lead to greater empathy for others.
Greater personal growth: Self-awareness allows individuals to identify areas for personal growth and development.
Better relationships: Self-awareness can improve relationships by allowing individuals to understand their own needs and boundaries, as well as those of others.
Reduced stress: Self-awareness can help individuals identify and manage stressors in their lives.
Improved mental health: Self-awareness can help individuals identify and address negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be impacting their mental health.
Choose one of these benefits and start your self-awareness journey. You owe it to yourself to take the time and effort to rediscover who you are and claim the woman you want to become.
Keep your eye out for details about Self-Awareness Academy beginning in March where I will show you how to use the Enneagram to become a more self-aware and empowered woman.
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