What makes you happy?
How does your behavior reflect how you really feel on the inside?
What do you most value in life?
All of these questions improve self awareness — knowledge of the self. Knowing these things can be a great tool to aid in weight loss, new research shows.
Patients who were able to improve their self-awareness were more likely to lose weight than those who were not
Even though clinical psychologists are a great benefit, there are many ways to improve self awareness on your own.
Self awareness is developed through practices in focusing your attention on the details of your personality and behavior.
Think of learning to be mindful and self aware as learning to dance. When learning to dance we have to pay attention to how and where our feet move, our hands and body motion, what our partner is doing, music, beat, floor space, and other dancers.
Making changes in your behavior is much easier to do when you catch them early in the dynamic, before the momentum of thought and emotion has gathered steam. The changes in your mind, and behavior become simple and easy steps when you develop self awareness.
What part of me wants to write this blog right now? How do I feel about my readers? What motivates me to spread useful information?
Self-awareness. How your emotions relate to your behaviors and how your thoughts influence understanding.
For myself, self-awareness has been an incredible motivator for physique transformation and nutrition. Not to mention how I interact with others.
To all readers everywhere, I know that you can learn so much more from yourself, than you could ever learn from me.
But keep coming back anyway 🙂