is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events. From a self-analysis point of view it can be defined as the state wherein you are aware of yourself, of who you are, what you want, and why you do thingd in a clear way, by using meditation, reflection and introspection.
The term is sometimes used as a synonymous to consciousness, so awareness is also understood as being consciousness of yourself.
is essentially based on the idea that you are not your thoughts, as you are who/what observing your thoughts; you are the thinker, separate and apart from your thoughts, in the notable definition of Duval & Wicklund (1972).
In a certain way, you are at the same time the subject and the object of your analysis.
According to several researches, there are many benefits to practicing self-awareness:
- It makes you more proactive, it boosts your acceptance, and fosters positive self-development (Sutton, 2016)
- It allows you to see things from the perspective of others, to be more compassionate and empathetic, to practice self-control, to work creatively and productively, and to activate rewarding circuits in our brains by letting us experience pride in ourselves and growing self-estem (Silvia & O'Brien, 2004)
- It helps in increasing creative achievements (Csikszentmilhalyi, 1996)
- It leads to better decision-making (Ridley, Schutz, Glanz, & Weinstein, 1992).
- It limits anti-social behaviors and impulses by increasing personal and social responsibility to adhere to internalized and self-accepted social standards (Carver, 2003).
- It makes us better at your jobs, improving our communication skill in relationships and at the workplace, and enhancing self-confidence and perceived wellbeing (Sutton, Williams, & Allinson, 2015).
- It allows you to correctly attribute the positive results of efforts and task execution to purely internal factors like efforts, commitment, and ability (Shlenker, 1990)
- It fosters inclusion of both objective and subjective states in self-analysis and self-understanding, promoting also the practice of self-compassion (Neff, 2011)
is essential in your holistic growth process, and Raffaello Palandri
has adapted some of the most powerful and effective exercises, practices, tools to give you the opportunity to make this decisive step in your life.
is a fundamental part of the Yourself, Understood 3 pillars and 7 steps
, composed by awareness
, and commitment
, together with the seven steps:
- Discover who you really are and what you really want
- Relax, calm, and love yourself
- Learn how to improve
- Set up realistic goals and measurable plans
- Build up resilience and grit
- Develop your new mindsets, attitudes, and behaviors
- Yourself, Understood