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Self-reflection : We can align our decisions with our authentic selves.
Knowing ourselves helps us match our behaviours and decisions with our genuine wants and aspirations.
How are you doing lately? I know life happened, and now here we are—we are almost at the end of October, and the year flew by—which means we are only 60 days away from next year!
If you haven't had time to think about yourself, please do so now. Taking time to stand back and analyze ourselves is critical for personal growth and development. It gives us a better knowledge of our ideas, feelings, and behaviours, as well as the chance to make the necessary changes to live a more satisfying life.
Taking the time to examine ourselves helps us have a better understanding of ourselves. We become more aware of how we see and interact with the environment when we pause and reflect on our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
This self-awareness allows us to better understand our strengths and shortcomings, as well as our values and beliefs. Knowing ourselves helps us match our behaviours and decisions with our genuine wants and aspirations.
Therefore, it provides a basis for personal and professional progress.
Self-analysis helps build emotional intelligence, the capacity to comprehend and control our and others' emotions. Self-reflection reveals emotional tendencies and triggers. This knowledge allows us to control our feelings, improving communication and relationships.
Taking the time to self-analyze improves our capacity to make educated decisions and create meaningful objectives. Understanding our values, strengths, and limitations allows us to connect our choices and goals with our genuine selves.
Self-analysis allows us to identify any gaps between our genuine wants and the choices we make, allowing us to make deliberate decisions that are in line with our long-term vision and personal values.
“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
Self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love are required to find happiness inside ourselves. When we learn to embrace ourselves, warts and all, we develop resilience and emotional strength, allowing us to traverse life's problems more efficiently. When we create a healthy relationship with ourselves, we become less dependent on other sources of happiness and acquire an inner sense of serenity and contentment.
“One should use common words to say uncommon things” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
Using common words promotes inclusivity and enables a broader range of individuals to engage with and understand complex concepts. When avoiding overly technical or specialized language, ideas become more accessible and relatable to people from diverse backgrounds.
Using normal language to express unusual information has the ability to arouse curiosity and fascination. When we discover unusual or surprising ideas conveyed in familiar language, we are challenged to think critically and connect more fully with the subject matter.
I want to extend my gratitude to you for spending your time with me, and I hope to see you again soon in the next edition!