When you allow your mind to wander during the day, do you come across any personal limitations, negative thoughts or reluctance to taking action?
Being self-aware can elevate you out of this state of resistance and into a place of pure being.
In this state of being, you can raise out of the darkness shrouding your mind and achieve mental clarity. Not just in your thought processes but also in the next action steps you need to take.
Can you come back into the present moment on a whim? Following these 13 hacks will help you to stay in your self-awareness…
1. Observe yourself
This is the quickest route back to clarity. Drop your judgements on yourself and others and simply observe everything inside and outside of your field of consciousness. Observation creates openness and prevents you from falling into a negative or closed state of mind.
2. Ask ‘What If?”
From this state of complete openness, you also have the opportunity for possibility. This means you will begin the conscious download that the cosmos is willing to share with you. When you ask ‘What if?’ You begin to realise the thoughts, stories and mental processes you are receiving and communicating with those around you.
3. Ask Yourself, ‘Did I Take Action?”
If you want to stay aware of where you’re going, you need to be conscious of the actions you are taking, or not taking on a daily basis. This might mean making a daily record of your choices, and making notes about where you were productive or achieved a task.
4. Question Your Fears
If something isn’t coming up for you or happening in your life, you need to look at why resistance is occurring. Could it be there is an underlying reason why you are experiencing this sense of inner resistance? Keep asking yourself how you can let go of your preconceptions and why you are scared about what you may be left behind with.
5. Take A Breath
When you breathe, you allow energy to flow through your body and revitalise you. Breathing doesn’t just keep us alive – the rhythm of your breath can affect your emotions. Changing your breath can help your mind and body to relax and enjoy the moment. Proper breathing inhaled in through the nose, and then gradually exhaled can increase oxygen and nutrient intake into your organs, therefore easing stress and tension.
6. Write a Note
When you write down your worries, you allow yourself to process them. In this way, you can begin to have a better understanding of what your thought processes and emotional patterns are around a particular situation. By handwriting a note, you actually connect both your head and your heart in combination. In doing this, you combine the thought with your true feelings…and the two of them mingle to create your own personal meaning. Writing notes can be very therapeutic, along with providing personal reminders and enhancing your own sense of self-awareness to get things done.
7. Recite A Mantra
When you repeat a mantra, you affirm it to your subconscious mind. This can increase your self-awareness about your thought patterns. A mantra can, over time, reprogram your subconscious mind to accept new beliefs and affirmations as true. If you want to live your best life, you need to understand what your mind is telling you on a daily basis. In this way, you will find your own truth and can begin to rewrite your own limiting beliefs or stories that may be preventing you from reaching where you need to be.
8. Decode Your Worries
If you ever sit and worry about what is happening in your life…stopping said worrying can be easier said than done. That being said, there is a way to unravel your worries, bit by bit.
One of these ways is to continually keep an open mind as you ask yourself questions to put your mind at ease. An example of this might include the following: ‘What if I lose my job/house/relationship…?’ or ‘How will I cope if I lose out on that promotion?’ plan out in your mind the series of events that might transpire if said event should ever occur. What you will find is that even if the worst csse scenario happens, you will be able to find a way that supports you no matter where you are on your journey.
9. Speak To A Complete Stranger
If you want to open up your mind to a completely new subject, then talking to a stranger is one of the best ways to do this. Not only can strangers teach us about areas and topics we don’t know about, they also allow us to learn new ways of thinking and living. By connecting with and being open to the different experiences of others, you can open up your imaginative pathways and explore new possibilities that may not have entered your consciousness before.
10. Study Your Family History
One way to increase your self-awareness is to research into your family history. When you learn more about your background and family origins, you can gain more understanding about a few things: the energy of its people, family rules, and the spiritual, moral or ethical values that concern the local community. Looking into your ancestry, allows you to see where your genealogy lies and how your ancestors karma may have affected your behaviours and emotions on a genetic level.
11. Trust Your Intuition
That gut feeling you get when you walk into a room…or that inner sense of knowing…even before your thoughts and feelings come into play. All of this is an indication that you should trust your instincts before your thought patterns. Sometimes our minds can tell us what we want to hear – but the energy of a person, event or situation does not lie. Ultimately, if you are to go with your first impression, you would usually be correct. This is what psychics and fortune tellers often go off when they are reading energy, as it tells the situation as it is. So if you are clear headed and balanced, simply trust your gut, as it won’t lie to you.
12. Use An Alarm To Notify You
One of the fastest ways to stay present is to use an alarm to alert you or snap you back into your current situation. Sometimes a short sharp shock can awaken your senses, snap you out of a lethargic mood, preventing feelings of frustration or moments of procrastination. An alarm that vibrates or makes a distinct sound on your mobile phone can send an instant signal that you need to ground yourself in the present moment. By setting consistent alarms as reminders throughout the day, you can begin to train your subconscious mind to
13. Ask Yourself, ‘Am I Present?’
If you are struggling, worrying, fearing whatever situation you are finding yourself in or doing anything else except enjoying yourself and the life journey you are heading on you are not present. Staying present with your thoughts and actions may be the hardest challenge you’ve ever had to face…yet it can also be your biggest modus operandi…i.e. the one technique that can instantly SNAP you out of your mental woes.
Remember, being self-aware is a lifelong practice. You have probably spent a lifetime seeking out answers in others, dealing with all kinds of distractions that take you away from your true purpose so you can find momentary fulfilment. Yet lifelong satisfaction comes when you live every moment as if it is your last – and choose to keep living in the moment.