Simply by finding this website you are developing self awareness (at least a little bit!) Additionally, every time you read something constructive or take some sort of positive action in your life you will increase your overall consciousness and become a smarter, more efficient, and better human being. However, if you really want to get maximum results in your self improvement journey, you'll make developing self awareness a top priority and eventually a well-established habit; a habit that will constantly lead you to good decisions, unique creative thoughts, and independence from the outside world.
As you become aware of your thoughts, emotions, and actions, you'll be better at setting your own personal goals and creating a personal development plan . You see, people that are self aware have a strong communication with their subconscious mind, which gives them a very valuable tool in setting and achieving goals and objectives.
One way of developing self awareness is by allowing yourself periods of peace and quiet to meditate and embrace your internal dialogue. Learning to meditate, even for a short period each day will increase your senses and make you more aware of your body and your headspace. Meditation will also start to bring you into contact with your subconscious mind, and as you reap the benefits, you will probably want to develop your meditation even further.
During your meditation, allow your personal plans, dreams, and goals to be the subject of the conversation with your subconscious. It will be a one way conversation as your subconscious will only listen and observe. But through repetition and practice, you will eventually convince your subconscious mind that your ambitions are actually a given as your subconscious will then set things in motion to ensure that it happens.
It is very easy to go through life day after day without really even consciously thinking about what you are doing. By deliberately going somewhere and doing something different from your everyday routine, you will not only add a bit of spice to your life, but it will help you be alert to a repetitive, unthinking brain.
Another great benefit of travel is getting to meet new people and being introduced to different cultures and new ways of thinking. Humans are highly social creatures and we are wired to be empathic; meaning that we pick up on thoughts and emotions from other people. When you get out of your normal everyday circle of influence , you will notice that a lot of ideas and world views to which you are accustomed, and that you take for granted, aren't so popular amongst other people with different backgrounds. You'll also notice that your behavior changes (sometimes a little sometimes a lot) based on your circumstances and the individuals that surround you. There are many lessons to be learned from being around different people and in different surroundings; especially when you make an earnest effort to learn more about yourself as well as other people.
One of the best ways to gain insights about your personal psychology is by keeping a record of your thoughts and emotions. Just the act of organizing your thoughts and translating them to written text can help you to understand what you're feeling, and why. For some people writing out their thoughts becomes incredibly liberating.
Journaling may seem like a lot of effort at first but it is a worthwhile task. When you journal for the purposes of self awareness, don't try to edit yourself, or make your writing understandable to others. A good technique is to put your pencil to paper and just write whatever comes to mind. A famous English inventor named Thomas Faraday, (a man admired by Albert Einstein), filled thousands of notebooks with seeming utter nonsense! Researchers have studied Faraday's journaling hoping to uncover the secrets of his genius and have been both frustrated and baffled by his un-intelligible scribblings about physics, random observations, and life-in-general.
Periodically you can review your journal entries and gain a lot of clarity about yourself. You'll be able to look back at your writings and see objectively where you succeeded and where you erred. Most likely you'll look back on your journey with a sense of pride as you'll see just how far you've progressed.