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“The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world” — Toni Collette
I love this quote and wholeheartedly agree. The best hidden skill that can change your relationships is self-awareness! I thought I knew who I was before I got married (and boy was I wrong). I learn something new about myself almost every day because marriage is a mirror. A mirror that reflects who you truly are back to you through your spouse. But you don’t need to be married or in a relationship to start your self-awareness journey. I encourage you to begin learning about yourself prior to getting into an intimate relationship. Trust me, you’ll probably save yourself a lot of time and grief.
As I have begun to delve into who I am as a child of God, woman, wife, daughter, friend, etc. I’ve had to look beyond myself. Self-awareness is more than knowing your strengths. It’s about knowing your weaknesses, motivations, thought processes and then applying that information to how you communicate and relate to others. Hence why knowledge of self can have a profound impact on our relationships. I’m still learning who I am on a daily basis. However, on my journey to self-discovery, I’ve identified 4 major keys to improving self-awareness. First, we will talk about the importance of knowing our creator. Then in the following weeks, we’ll discuss embracing life experiences, learning about ourselves, and seeking honest, loving feedback.
With lots of love,