There are numerous ways to lose your own sense of self. There are things you can do to help preserve that, no matter what happens. This sense of self is essential in any self-improvement program.
1. Know Your Purpose
Identify your life purpose or mission statement and you will have your own exclusive compass that will lead you to your truth north every time.
2. Know Your Values
What do you value most? Is it love, family, freedom? Knowing exactly what is important to you will reassure you in times of doubt.
3. Know Your Needs
Do you have a need to be acknowledged, to be correct, to be in control, to be loved? There are so many people who lived their lives without realizing their dreams and most of them end up being stressed or even depressed.
4. Know Your Passions
What gets your blood flowing? What makes you angry? Determined? Knowing what fuels your emotions will help you know what you need to do.
5. Know Your Inner Being
Increase your awareness of your inner wisdom by regularly reflecting in silence. Breathe deeply to quiet your distracted mind. Don’t shun silence and alone time. Relish it. It is during these moments that your true self makes an appearance.
6. Know Your Strengths
What are your positive traits? What special talents do you have? You can increase your self-confidence when you can share what you know to others.
7. Give Freely
When you are true to yourself, living your purpose and giving of your talents to the world around you, you give back in service what you came to share with others -your spirit – your essence.
They say “To thine own self be true.” This is one of the truest statements ever made. Know yourself and be the you you were born to be.