I enjoy speaking about the topic of introspection and self-awareness! I am interested in understanding how people explore their patterns individually and externally. This practice aids in emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence allows us to use our perspective and critical thinking skills effectively.
On a deeper level, it requires us to consider our weaknesses and strengths at any given moment. This will determine what motivates our patterns. I believe that self-awareness can also be unintentionally misunderstood as self-consciousness.
Self-consciousness, in my understanding, is a deep focus on the conscious, which is also self-awareness. However, being overly self-aware preoccupies our mind with irrational thoughts, mainly surrounding how others perceive us. This can come across as judgment, shame, embarrassment, and fear.
Knowing who you are and what you want is the most important thing about a person. You should be capable of introspection and evaluating yourself.Louis van Gaal
If you would like some guidance moving through the process of introspection and self-awareness I created an interactive self-explorative workbook. You can purchase it at the Intentional Simplicity Shop.
With intention, Sarafina