Take it from me when I tell you that so many of life's hardest questions could be solved if you know who you are.You might think, "Yeah, I know who I am." But do you, really? Taking the time to self -actualize is so worth it.
The quality of your relationships, the career path you choose, your health, your marriage, your parenting, all stems from that ever evolving knowledge of the person you are. I say ever evolving because you are always changing. The things you see and experience on an everyday basis will change you. It's a never ending process, but that's a good thing!
One important thing to remember through this process, is that you are a valuable being and you deserve to be happy. You know when they say, you're the only person that can make you happy? That's true! No one else knows you better than yourself. No one has to live with your every decision but YOU! You have everything you need to be happy right now.
Getting to know yourself, and loving yourself will improve the quality of your life.
So, how do you start?
1) Start a journal or a blog: this is a great way to discover things you like/dislike about yourself, or in the beginning, about life in general.
2) Think about this question, what would you like to change about yourself, and how can you go about doing that? What small changes can you make NOW?
3) Be grateful. Find some time in your day to say five things you are grateful for. Not too hard right? This could be when you're sitting in the train/car, before bed, waiting on line..ect. Start small, for example: I'm grateful that I woke up this morning, or I'm grateful that I'll talk to my mom today. You get the idea. Later on after you've gotten into this habit, you'll find more and more things to be grateful for.
4) Stay positive. I'll write a blog post about positivity later on, but for now, reach for those better feeling thoughts!
5) Get out there and try new things! Make an effort to do things you enjoy, and to experience things you've never done before.
This list could go on, and on. once you start, you'll find new ways of appreciating yourself, and your life!