Have you made the journey of self-discovery yet? Have you ever heard of such a journey? Or are you contemplating taking the step? If you answered yes to any or all of the questions, then I’m glad, because I can tell you it’s not a path often travelled by most, but once you begin, the discoveries made along the way are life changing in super positive and empowering ways. The cool thing about this is, you reap benefits as you progress, and it’s a continual discovery. And if that isn’t enough to get you interested and stoked your health, circle of personal and work life profit as well.
Here are some realms of self-discovery I have encountered so far in no particular order:
Self-value – through a course of events I found myself sitting down to reflect on my values and I was unpleasantly surprised to find that I couldn’t easily recall my values. That was a my wake up call to get me moving to reconnect with myself, and what better place to start than with my values. Our values represents who we are as an individual, values changes and expands over the course of a lifetime.
Self-impression – let’s be honest, we’re more driven to impress others, by the way we look, how we dress, the car we drive, material possessions, brand name gadgets, and so on. We really work hard at making an impression on getting the attention of a love interest or working hard to be recognized at work for promotions. That’s all good and has its place, however, what about impressing the heck out of your-self? Yeah, think about it for a moment – what would happen if you seriously work on impressing yourself first? by building a healthy self-image, imagine the impact you’d have. By the way regardless of your age, and where you’re at – if you’re reading this you can still do it, and should because you deserve to give the best first to your-self, so start now.
Self-acceptance – Who doesn’t want to fit in and be accepted? We all do its part of our nature. The truth is, if you don’t accept or work on accepting yourself with all your shortcomings and everything you may see as flawed about yourself, then forget that others will accept you for who you are. Why? Because you can’t expect others to accept you for who you are, when you don’t. It starts with you; being true to you – hey, we all started out with not liking certain things about ourselves, but eventually those who are wise begin to embrace those areas a little at a time, and see those areas as opportunities to better themselves. The good, bad and ugly all of it, and as if by a miracle inner strength wisdom and creativity open doors to enable you to see what was once a flaw, as a blessing.
Self-motivation – Ah, if you’re not used to motivating yourself or hang around people who are motivators, then it’s going to be an uphill battle for a bit, but trust me it is a MUST if you seek to improve on your life in positive ways. It’s easy to find negativity, and much harder to find positivity, however it’s out there and worth pursuing. With practice by choice the effects of motivation will be seen and felt in how you think, speak, and act towards self and others on every level and type of relationship, and eventually you’ll find yourself easily gravitating towards seeing, thinking and acting positively towards yourself and others naturally. Consciously living this way improves your health spirit, soul and body.
Have you taken this path and if so how has it impacted your life?
To your health and enjoyment!