In this age where all devices are connected to anything, we have all forgotten about connecting with ourselves.
We live in an era of hustle and bustle. People are too busy looking at their phones or being focused on their careers.
But life and existence are way more than that. It's about navigating this realm while having full knowledge of who you are and what you are capable of
So how do I get to know myself?
Self-awareness is paying attention to how and what you're currently thinking 24/7. It's an important yet difficult part of getting to know yourself.
It means understanding how you interpret patterns around you and how you perceive the world.
Through it, you can learn what your true habits are, even those you had no idea you had. It also helps you understand how you behave.
So to get to know yourself better, try being honest with yourself and pay attention to that little voice in your head, your thoughts.
Identify what role you play in your life and ask the people around you. You'll be surprised by people's opinions of you.
Sometimes, the best way to know someone is to allocate time for them 5 times a week, for half an hour at a time.
That is the case when it comes to yourself as well. Spending time with just yourself is going to help you learn who you are.
If you want to practice mindfulness, always take the time to consider whether you're ready first. Meditation is no easy task, even if it might seem so.
You have to allocate a regular time every day for your meditation. That way you will never forget to practice it.
Aim for 5-10 minutes the first day and build up to 20-30 as soon as possible. The sooner you do so, the sooner you'll start learning yourself.
Sit in a comfortable place while also maintaining good posture. Then start paying attention to your breath and how you breathe.
Naturally, you'll start thinking of how you're breathing but other thoughts are going to intrude. But, don't throw them away yet.
Every thought that comes has to go. And in order for it to go, you have to process it. Treat your thoughts as a guest.
Your guest visits, you welcome them. They need help, so you talk to them and solve their problems. Only then you help them out the door.
Mindfulness is a sort of mental muscle. You will get better at it with practice. But don't stress over it if you don't see quick results.
We live in a world that is full of distractions, it's only natural that your first attempts at it won't go so well.
Overall, get to know yourself, your weaknesses, and your strengths. That way you'll start accepting yourself.
And the people that we have accepted are the people that we love the most.