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From Omar's Desk: Insight

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"To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do." - Vironika Tugaleva.

7 ways to become more self-aware (backed by science):

1/ Dive Inward: Understand your true self.

↳Reflect on what truly drives you and your core values. ↳Embrace your passions and how they shape your life. ↳If you get sidetracked, it's okay. Just come back to self-reflection.

2/ See Yourself from the Outside.

↳Seek feedback to understand how others perceive you. ↳Openly discuss perceptions to bridge gaps between self and external views. ↳Resist the urge to defend or explain; listen and absorb.

3/ Clear the Noise: Focus on self-discovery.

↳Make time to think about yourself without any interruptions. ↳Find a peaceful spot where you can be alone with your thoughts. ↳Don't let your usual ideas get in the way. Stay open to what you find out about yourself.

4/ Embrace Discomfort: Growth lies outside your comfort zone.

↳It might feel weird or hard to question how you see yourself, but it's important. ↳Think about why you feel uneasy. It can teach you a lot. ↳Be patient with yourself. Understanding takes time.

5/ Balance Internal and External Views: Harmonizing self-perception.

↳Balance what you know about yourself with what others tell you to get the full picture. ↳Value both introspection and external feedback equally. ↳If things don't match up, it's a chance to learn more about yourself.

6/ Cultivate Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself.

↳Recognize that self-discovery can be challenging and treat yourself with kindness. ↳Celebrate your progress, no matter how small. ↳Being kind to yourself helps you grow and feel better about who you are.

7/ Embrace Change: Self-awareness is a journey.

↳Accept that self-awareness is not a destination but a journey. ↳Be open to changing how you see yourself as you learn and experience new things. ↳Change is all about getting better and knowing yourself more.

These insights are inspired by Tasha Eurich's 'Insight' and brought to you by Omar's Desk.

PS: Remember, self-awareness is finding your truth, not fitting into others.

Image Credit: Henk Wijnands.