I have been asked for years to write a blog post talking about the importance of self-awareness. It isn’t that I think anyone needs to be aware of their self-awareness, but rather, that we are all aware of it and we all need to be aware of it. The most important thing is to not be distracted by the things you can’t do, just the things that you need to do.
I have been asked to write a blog post about the importance of self-awareness on several occasions, but have only ever been able to write about it one time – when I was on a trip with my friend, and we were talking about how we could get a really good night’s sleep because we had gotten up at five o’clock in the morning.
I’m glad you asked. Self-awareness is something that seems to be a bigger problem today than it was when we were kids. As a result, we are seeing more and more people coming to the conclusion that it is too hard to be aware of ourselves, and that it is not good enough to just be mindful that we are aware of our own thoughts, feelings, and actions.
I’d bet that if you ask 100 people if they have ever felt like they were in a time loop, 100 of them will tell you that they have. I don’t think it’s a coincidence.
That’s why I feel like it’s time we all stop and take a look at our own personal habits, routines, impulses, and reactions and ask ourselves if it’s working for us.
I think what has happened to us is a sort of “hyper-awareness.” We have become so self-aware, so self-aware that we see ourselves as self-aware, so we forget that we are also aware of ourselves. So many of these changes have a negative impact on our lives, as we become less open and responsive to our own needs.
This isn’t to say that we can’t work with habits, routines, impulses, and reactions. But I think what we need to do is think more about our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions as well as the habits, routines, impulses, and reactions of others.
It’s a lot easier to talk about our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions when we are ourselves. We can be more direct about what we want in life when we are ourselves. We can be less direct about the needs of others when we are less direct. Just think about it.
In the last year, we’ve seen the rise of a new generation of chefs who are more in tune with their customers than they are with their own selves.
In the past, the most popular chefs were chefs you could hire. Now chefs are an army that can be hired by anyone. They are not your ordinary chef.