A simple way of becoming more aware (increase self-awareness)
To increase awareness, start doing things in the opposite way, or in a different way!
If you do the same things every day and in the same way (perform the same actions day in and day out), you’re living your life on autopilot.
It’s wonderful if you have empowering routines and habits in place and you really enjoy your life and experience continuous growth and progress.
But if not, you need to disrupt the patterns and programming of your life and break your routines and become aware of your habits.
Habits are what you do everyday and in the certain ingrained way you do them.
To break the ingrained patterns you can do simple things like taking a different route to work for example, or do your grocery shopping somewhere different, and see how that feels.
Other things you can do is to brush your teeth with the other hand, or look up more when you’re out walking if you always look down, and sit on a different chair on the other side of your dinner table if you always sit on the same chair.
Start steering your mind and brain in a different direction, even slightly.
See how that feels, and become aware of how aware you become of yourself when you do this.
Notice that you become more aware, and then go deeper into yourself with a sense of curiosity asking;
“This is interesting. I wonder what else can I do differently and maybe even better than before?”
Of course you can always stay put in the familiar and live in that space and be okay with settling into where it’s most comfortable but for someone that wants to have a richer, fuller life, this is the way change begins.
This is how I started changing my life around over 16 years ago when I was in rehab.
I literally had to become a different person in order to have a different life so I had to start doing things in a different way.
One of the things I did was just this;
I started to experiment with doing things in the opposite way and by doing that I became more and more aware and could then change the things about myself that I wanted to improve.
Don’t ever accept being someone or something that you’re not entirely happy with.
“This is just the way I am” is a lie. You actually are the way you are because you have programmed yourself to be that way (or you’ve been programmed by the world around you, unconsciously).
For example, you’re not always late for meetings because ‘that’s the way you are’.
You’re late for meetings because you choose to be, and you have the power to change that.
To be able to change something you need to first become aware of what those things are and accepting responsibility for them.
You can 100% rewire your brain and mind to be different and when you retrain yourself and you become an improved and upgraded version of yourself, that’s when your life changes too.
You can’t expect a different (better) life if you keep doing the same things over and over again, day in and day out.
BE different first and then the different life will unfold from that. Life unfolds from within, from your consciousness and beingness (energy).
Let the old you die (the old state of consciousness) and let the new, improved version of yourself that you want to be, come forth and shine.
A simple way to increase your awareness about your current version of who you are (or your conditioned self) is to look at your daily routines and habits (your programming).
Just start experimenting with how you do your normal day to day activities and how you react and respond to things in life.
Begin tweaking them and exploring different angles and as you do, your awareness will increase and then you’ll be able to make any changes you’d like to do in your life so that you can enjoy it more and have a richer and fuller experience of life.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.” – Source Unknown