Posted by: kalsoom Batool | Dated: 04/02/2017


Who are you ?
What makes you happy ?
What makes you sad ?
What do you want to achieve in life ?
What Motivates you?
These are simple yet very powerful questions; They reveal the facts of our lives and exhibit our true self not only to others but most importantly to ourselves. If you are able to answer these questions without any hesitation it means you are aware of yourself.
Self awareness is not what we see in the mirror, that is only self reflection …just a face we present to the world. We are much more than that. Self awareness is learning about who we really are as a person and revealing our authentic selves including our strengths and weaknesses.
In psychology, self awareness is the study of introspection. The examination of one’s state of mind according to their thoughts, behaviors, habits and goals. These characteristics are found through the spirituality we emit daily-it reflects a person’s beliefs, emotions and desires. Self awareness is the recognition of consciousness within a person. Ultimately the knowledge of one’s awareness of environment and lifestyles.

Let me share some benefits of self awareness with you;
Having a clear perception of one’s personality- such as their beliefs, behaviors and skills can help others to improve their lifestyle. We all are blessed with many gifts, Some are in front of us some are hidden. It is self knowledge that enables us to recognize those abilities by which we live a valuable and purposeful life. Discovering our true self unwraps the new world of options in front of us by converting our weaknesses into our strengths.That improves our confidence and self observation. We find more positivity in us, once we know what kind of environment motivates us or helps us to achieve our desired goals. Our improved focus and potential helps us to solving day-to-day problems, and face challenges with less stress and difficulty. It helps us to understand our needs and acknowledge our skills which then makes us adopt more realistic and achievable goals, especially when we plan our future.
Another very important aspect of self knowledge is that it helps us to improve our relationships. Our relationships depends on how we treat others’ and we also learn how others perceive us.

Now for the most important question, what are the steps we should take to improve self awareness!Self awareness is fabricated. improving self awareness is like achieving emotional intelligence.Self awareness is not something that we could learn or adopt in few days.  Life is a journey and our needs, desires and relationships, all of which change depending on time. Our personal experiences and challenges affect on our personality also,  it is a life long process that evolves with time. It manifests itself during different situations, especially the most difficult situations. That’s where we find who we really are… and what we can achieve by transforming our ineffective habits into useful qualities.

As ” Rumi” has said ” The Universe is not outside of you, look inside yourself, everything that you want , you already are”.