• 1) Attitude of Awareness

  • 2) Believe
  • 3) Change of Habits
  • 4) Decision for doing Excellent
  • 5) Effort of Enthusiasm
  • 6) Freedom from fear
  • 7) Gratitude & Never give up
  • 8) Happiness
  • 9) Hope for Healing
  • 10) Independence
  • 11) Join Yoga class


  • 12) Knowledge of & “health awareness”

  • 13) Love yourself
  • 14) Mind a full of motivation
  • 15) Not to worry Never think negative
  • 16) Option for optimist
  • 17) Peace of mind & positive thinking
  • 18) Quick action


  • 19) Relationship with soul-mind-body

  • 20) Self-confidence Building
  • 21) Unshakable & unlimited
  • 22) Victory
  • 23) Wellness
  • 24) excellence work
  • 25) Young
  • 26) Zeal


  • 1) Attitude of Awareness

  • Becoming more self aware helps you understand your personality, values, and deepest desires.
  • Additionally, learning more about yourself helps you create your best life and make positive changes to improve your weaknesses.
  • Being self aware boosts your emotional intelligence, so it’s a valuable trait that might help you relate to others.
  • Raise your self awareness by learning about yourself, building emotional awareness, and getting feedback from others.


How to Raise Your Self Awareness?

Learning about Yourself

Rank your top 5-10 priorities so you know what’s important to you.

  • Make a list of the things you most value in life, such as your family.
  • Then, choose 5-10 items on your list that are most valuable to you.
  • Rank them in order of importance, with 1 being your top priority.
  • This helps you understand what’s truly important to you.
  • For instance, your list might include
  • 1) Your partner,
  • 2) Your friends,
  • 3) Your family,
  • 4) Helping your community,
  • 5) Self-expression.

Make a list of your personal goals to find what you want in life.

  • Imagine your ideal life and what you would be doing. Then, write down what goals you’d need to accomplish to get your dream life.
  • Rank these goals in order of importance so you know what you want to achieve in life.
  • For instance, let’s say you dream of living by the beach and helping animals.
  • You might set goals to move to a city near the beach, get a job at a vet clinic, and volunteer for an animal welfare group.

Identify your strengths and weaknesses.

  •  Knowing your strengths and weaknesses helps you understand yourself so you can live your best life.
  • Discover your strengths by assessing your knowledge, skills, and traits.
  • Additionally, think of 3-5 times when you felt most successful in life.
  • Then, make a list of areas where you want to improve to find your weaknesses.
  • For example, you might write down that you’re good at math, are a fast runner, and are creative.
  • As another example, you may decide that a time you felt most successful was when you helped your friend with their homework.
  • This might help you realize that you’re good at teaching and enjoy helping others.
  • When it comes to weaknesses, focus on what you can improve.
  • For instance, you might struggle with public speaking, which could be a weakness for you.

Take online psychometric tests to learn more about your personality.

  • Do an online search for personality tests that can help you learn more about your personal traits, your learning style, and your strengths.
  • Do several different tests to help you learn more about yourself.
  • Keep a copy of your results so you can review them when you’re reflecting on yourself.
  • For example, you might take an online test to find your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which helps you understand your personality.
  • You might also take quizzes to evaluate your verbal and numerical reasoning skills.

Write about your feelings and experiences in a journal.

  • Journaling helps you better understand your thoughts and emotions.
  • Set a goal to write in your journal every day, even if you just write a little.
  • Discuss what’s happening in your life and how you feel.
  • Then, review what you’ve written to help you self-reflect.
  • To get the most out of your journaling habit, set a time to revisit your old entries.
  • For instance, you might reread the prior month’s entries on the first weekend of the month.
  • Do your best to write every day.
  • It’s okay if you only have time to write a quick list or jot down incomplete sentences.


Building Emotional Awareness

Allow yourself to feel your emotions so they pass.

  • Part of self awareness is being able to understand your emotions.
  • Acknowledge how you’re feeling and give yourself permission to experience the emotion.
  •  This allows your feelings to pass.
  • Fighting or suppressing your emotions can make them boil over and makes it take longer for you to work through them.
  • Be honest about how you feel and give yourself time to deal with it.
  • For example, you might feel sad after getting passed over for a promotion.
  • Don’t try to fight the feeling! Tell yourself, “I’m sad right now because I thought I was going to get the job.
  • It’s okay to feel this way.”

Incorporate stress relievers into your routine to prevent burn out.

  • Stress is a normal part of life, but it can be harmful in large doses.
  • When you’re under a lot of stress, you might not be able to deal with your emotions.
  • To help you manage your stress, identify stress relievers that work for you.
  • Then, incorporate them in your daily routine.
  • For instance, you might call a friend after a stressful day at work, color in an adult coloring book to decompress, or take a warm bath to release the tension in your body.
  • Try out different stress relievers to see what works for you.
  • Options include things like going for a walk, journaling, sipping on hot tea, playing with your pet, reading, or engaging in a hobby.

Determine what triggers you emotionally to understand yourself.

  •  Think about the times you’ve gotten really upset in the past.
  • Then, identify what was happening in that moment.
  • This is an emotional trigger that you have.
  • Knowing your triggers helps you better manage your emotional reactions to them.
  • For example, let’s say you blew up at your friend for yelling at a dog.
  • You might realize that seeing people be mean to animals is an emotional trigger for you.
  • In the future, you might take a deep breath and count to 10 before you address your concerns about how animals are being treated.

Use mindfulness to stay focused on the present moment.

  • Mindfulness helps you stay grounded in the present so you aren’t worrying about the past or future.
  • To be more mindful, engage your 5 senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Here are some ways to do this:
  • Sight: Describe what you see around you or focus on a specific color.
  • Sound: Notice the sounds you hear in your environment or turn on some music.
  • Smell: Pick out the smells around you or sniff an essential oil.
  • Touch: Feel the texture of an item or rub your hand on your skin.
  • Taste: Stick your tongue out to taste the air or chew a piece of gum.

Meditate for at least 10 minutes a day for a clear mind.

  • Daily meditation helps you calm your mind so you can think better.
  • Additionally, it helps you stay relaxed so you’re better able to control your emotions.
  • For a simple meditation, sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
  • Then, focus on your breath.
  • If your mind wanders, bring it back to your breath.
  • Look for guided meditations online or use a free app, such as Headspace, Calm, or Insight Timer.


Ask people whose opinions you value to give you feedback.

  • Identify people in your life who you think will give you an honest, constructive evaluation of yourself.
  • Then, ask them to tell you how they perceive you, what they think your strengths are, and how you can improve.
  • Collect their feedback and review it to better understand yourself.
  • For instance, you might send 5 of your closest friends and family members an email asking them for their opinion about you.
  • You might ask the following questions:
  • 1) What 10 words would you use to describe me?
  • 2) What are my top 5 strengths?
  • 3) What are 3 ways that I could improve myself?

Pay attention to how others react to you.

  • Watch other people’s body language when they’re around you.
  • Notice if they appear comfortable and approach you with ease or if they keep their distance or close them self off.
  • Look for trends in how people act around you to get an idea about how you’re perceived.
  • A person has open body language when they face you, keep their arms open or at their sides, and don’t cross their legs when sitting.
  • They have closed body language when they turn away from your, fold their arms across their body, or cross their legs while sitting.
  • Keep in mind that how people act around you is partially based on their personality and what’s comfortable for them.
  • Don’t assume that someone who is folding their arms in front of their body is offended by you.
  • They might just be a nervous person.

Review the feedback you get at work or school.

  • You probably receive regular feedback about your job performance or academic progress.
  • Read the critiques or job reviews that you receive.
  • Additionally, talk to your supervisor or instructor to ask questions or learn more about your progress.
  • Then, implement the feedback to improve your performance.
  • For example, read over your performance review at work.
  • Similarly, review your grades and written comments on school assignments.
  • If your workplace or class doesn’t have built-in reviews, ask your supervisor or instructor to give you regular feedback.
  • For instance, they might review your performance monthly or quarterly.

Get a friend to film you so you can watch yourself.

  • Watching yourself on video allows you to view how others see your facial expressions and mannerisms.
  • Ask your friend to make a video of you while you’re having a conversation or giving a presentation.
  • Then, watch the video to see what you can learn about yourself.
  • Ask your friend to film you during different activities.
  • For instance, they might film you talking with a friend, interacting with an authority figure, and giving a presentation.
  • This allows you to evaluate yourself in different scenarios.
  • It’s best to make several different videos at different times so you can watch yourself on different days.

Getting Feedback from Others