Self-awareness requires us to be aware of our strengths and weaknesses. This is easier said than done, as we tend to be less aware than we believe. To take an objective look at yourself, you must quiet your mind, open your heart and forgive yourself for your imperfections. The more self-awareness you gain, the more impact you will have on all aspects of your life, including your relationships.
Developing self-awareness won’t happen overnight. It’s a process, but you will see results as time goes on. As you increase your understanding of yourself, you can change your thoughts, interpretations and emotions. As a result, your behavior can change, helping you to achieve what you want in your relationships.
Here are some ways to help you be more self-aware in your relationships. For more personal advice, schedule a Relationship reading with Los Angeles Love psychic, Jack Rourke.
Understand Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Interestingly, 95 percent of people think they’re self-aware, when in actuality, the numbers are closer to 1-15 percent. This means that you probably aren’t as self-aware as you think. Try the Big Five Personality Test to discover your strengths and weaknesses. This will help you achieve a more objective perspective on your personality and how you approach situations.
Seek Constructive Criticism
If you’re in a current relationship, ask your partner to provide you with feedback. Ask questions and listen attentively to what they say. Avoid justifying or defending your actions. You must be open to criticism and correction if you want to change yourself for the better. People often want to see themselves through rose-colored glasses, but this won’t help you gain the self-awareness you’re looking for.
Admit When You’re Wrong
Admitting when you’re wrong isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a sign of strength. When you ignore mistakes or avoid taking the blame, it damages your credibility. Take responsibility for your actions and apologize when you are wrong. This shows that you recognize your role in the event and plan to be more mindful of your actions in the future.
Be Aware of Others
Each person is unique. You can probably look back at past relationships and see how each partner has different communication styles and personality attributes. By being aware of your partner’s traits and experiences, you can be more empathetic and understanding of their perspective. Also, as you are probably aware, bringing the past into new relationships is not a healthy practice. Self-awareness stops you from this negative pattern.
Create Tools for Self-Reflection
To help you think objectively about yourself, you must be open to listening to your subconscious. To do this, you can practice mindfulness, go for a nature walk or write in a journal. These are all ways to expand your mind and let your subconscious talk to you. When combined with constructive criticism from friends and family, you can take the appropriate steps to build a better you.
It’s not easy to be self-aware, but all of us are a bit clueless at times when it comes to our behavior and how people perceive it. By developing self-awareness, you can empower yourself and transform your relationships. To gain a more objective viewpoint of yourself, contact Jack Rourke for a psychic reading.