Self-knowledge is the key to a truly happy and rewarding life. It is the power to truly understand yourself and your interests and motives as an individual. If you thoroughly know your values, principles, and morals and what you want to accomplish in life, you will always have a plan to succeed.
One of the best ways to self-knowledge is to keep a Journal
Purchase a journal and make it a daily habit to write about your feelings and what you accomplished each day. Also, include one thing that has been on your mind all day long, even if it may sound silly, like thinking about curtains for your living room or something you just want. It may not seem the most important thing ever, but this gives you a small insight into you.
If you struggle with journaling try this 28 day introduction to journaling course. You will soon be in the habit.
Know yourself better by reading books
Look at your bookshelf, what books have you read that you gleaned the most from? Is it a book from childhood? Or something more recent?
This morning, I decided to take some time out (again) from reading non-fiction and indulge in some fiction. My Kindle is full of psychological thrillers, mainly because I buy these for my mum’s Kindle. I end up reading them by default.
I loved Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. So imagine my delight at discovering that I had purchased Into the water for mum. It seemed quite prophetic that it opened with ‘We know that memories are not fixed or frozen…’. This book reeled me in as a reader and there were lots of other messages for me to consider.
While reading my mums thrillers my mind is always racing to work out who did it and why. After a while, no matter how well these are written, they become uninspiring and I need a change.
When I am in a ‘I need to drift into nothingness’ mood, the only kind of books I want are chicklit.
So many pieces of chick lit (easy reads) have delivered great value to my personal growth.
A few summers ago I had a chick lit binge read. Each of the books I read caught me unawares in what I learned about life and me from them. I felt as if I had been taken on a journey with my protagonist where we both learned something that made us better people.
Without sharing the titles and giving the storylines away, this is in brief what I got from one of these books:-
Bucket list for your soul
This book had our protagonist acting out a bucket list that belonged to someone else. She overcame her fear and did all of the things on the list. It got me thinking about bucket lists and how they usually revolve around doing some fantastic journeys.
What called to me was what would my soul like to do? What inner work would I like to consider? What fears might I need to confront to be a better person and grow just a bit more? So I set about creating a bucket list for my soul rather than my human.
I’ll tell you more about bucket lists for your soul another day. These certainly open up your mind to what you truly want that is magical in your life.
101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day – #5
Knowledge is power, keep reading and learning
Today I am
Today I am knowledge
The 101 days process is…
- Read the affirmation
- Reflect on the affirmation
- Use it during the day
- Turn it into a question
- Answer the question
- Look for insights
- Start the gratitude journaling process
- Say what you are grateful for
- Look for the challenge and lessons
- Look for the gift
- Say what you appreciate about this learning
- Look for insights
Who is with me?
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Let’s make the next 101 days count and then celebrate.