3. Check in with yourself
Get to know yourself well, and check in like you would with a friend.
How am I feeling today? Am I happy? Sad? Anxious?
If only we were as good to ourselves as we were to our loved ones! That nagging guilt in the back of your head when you know you haven’t checked in on a friend lately, especially if they’ve been going through a rough time…
Why don’t we offer ourselves that same care? I think this is so important as a regular daily activity.
Examine your mental and emotional state regularly. Begin to understand what makes you calm, what makes you tick, what makes you want to sing from the rooftops.
This helps you self-regulate your emotions and behaviors, and is invaluable when you apply it to your personal life.
You’ll be able to know when you overreacted because you were stressed–not because someone truly deserved it–and act accordingly.
It’ll remind you to stop to gather your thoughts in a moment of anger before saying something you may regret.
And best of all, it will leave you less susceptible to attempted attacks on your emotional state from others. You become increasingly impervious to the words and opinions of others when you know yourself deeply.
Getting to know yourself at your most vulnerable level is a sure-fire way to finally become aligned with who you are and what your purpose is. And it’s a life-long process…so enjoy it!