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The Importance Of Self Discovery

Apr 3rd 2020 at 5:05 PM

What Is Self Discovery?

Put simply, self discovery is the process of finding your real authentic self. Who we are may not always be clear to us and going on a journey of self discovery can lead us along the path to our true selves.

Embarking on a personal journey like this will involve looking deep inside yourself for answers to questions that you may find difficult, uncomfortable, or may just have never thought about before. It will involve looking at your core values and beliefs, your hopes and dreams, your passions, and your abilities.

What you find out about yourself during your journey of self discovery can be applied to how you live your daily lives. They can help you shape your life and set your goals and life plans. As you begin to accept yourself for who you really are you will be more comfortable with yourself as you begin to live your truth.


What Are The Benefits Of Self Discovery?

  • An Increase In Self Confidence - Knowing yourself well will enable you to accept and love yourself. This self acceptance will allow you to be more assured and confident in who you are.
  • Healing - On you journey of self discovery you will look into your past and deal with any issues that have been holding you back. You will be come aware of any traumas, bad experiences, negative beliefs, and unhealthy behaviours so you can process them and begin to heal.
  • A Change In Focus - Identifying all of the good things in your life allows you to focus on the good and what makes you happy. If you let go of the bad you will find to have less to complain about in your life. Your mind will be more open to joy and happiness.
  • Making Better Choices - Getting to know yourself better will allow you to make informed decisions about your life. Better self awareness will allow you to make the choices that are right for you.
  • Self-Trust - Knowing your true self will enable you to trust your own instincts. You will be less likely to need to ask advice and opinions from others as you will know within yourself exactly what you need to do.


How To Begin Your Journey Of Self Discovery

So there are a few things to be aware of before you begin your journey of self discovery. This is an important commitment that you are making to yourself so it is important that you spend the necessary time required. To ensure that you have time to yourself you should prioritise what is important to you and set boundaries so you get time to yourself.

It is important that you are well informed on the subject as you journey into self discovery so reading all you can on the subject will be beneficial to you.

Beginning a self discovery journal is a very effective way of reflecting on your life. You can record your dreams and wishes for the future, your achievements, and your likes and dislikes. It is the perfect place to record everything you discover about yourself on this journey.

There are various other things you can do as you explore who you are. You can look into your spirituality, try meditating and reflecting on your core beliefs. Also as you identify your passions and interests you can seek to learn, expand your mind and find others to discuss these with.

Keeping a record of your progress is important. Looking back on your progress will encourage you to keep going on your important journey.

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