Last week, the second set of five ways to help you get to know yourself were shared, and this week, as the series wraps up, there are five more tips on how to become even better acquainted with who exactly you are. Let’s get started.
Read Non-FictionEver the cheerleader of picking up a book, I now have found that it is with the non-fiction books I buy, borrow, or check-out, that fill me with energy and ideas to try something new, look at life a different way or assuage any doubts that I may be “the only one”. Besides, the non-fiction market far surpasses the fiction in quantity, so there are seemingly infinite titles and areas to choose from depending on what you are curious about. Who knows, the next book you pick up may be the nudge you need to try what will eventually be your destiny.
Conquer Your Fear
Always wanted to cook, but were too intimidated for ask for help? Sign up for that cooking class at Sur La Table. The point being, if something continues to speak to you, to whisper to you, to pique your interest, but you’re too fearful to try, maybe that is exactly what you should be doing. A few months ago, I wrote a post on what exactly one’s fears mean (click here), and in all honesty, they sometimes are a treasure map to where we’ve always wanted to go. So respect and listen to that voice, that yearning. It may be smarter than you realize.
Test Your Strength
Accept YourselfOver the past two weeks, we’ve discussed the benefits of getting to know yourself and shared nine ways to achieve this worthwhile feat. Too often, we allow ourselves to be so bombarded, overwhelmed and talked to about what we should be, who we should look like and what our lives should be patterned after, that we become convinced that we, as an individual, aren’t enough. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. The reality is you are enough. You are amazing. And this journey of getting to know yourself will be more fruitful than you will have ever imagined upon the onset of taking on this challenge. In accepting who you are, the peace of mind, the freedom from other’s influences and love of life will be the most amazing natural high, and I wholeheartedly suggest doing this for yourself.
If you remain vigilant, determined and respectful of yourself, the outcome will be a stronger, more loving and contented person.
So why not? Why not . . . get to know yourself?