Health Education: Cultivating Self-Awareness and Mindfulness
August 9, 2017
"Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.”
— Debbie Ford
Self-awareness is the process of paying attention to your emotions, needs, physical being, and reactions. By becoming aware of the subtle, ongoing responses of the body, emotions, and mind, it is possible to detect patterns and take charge of your responses. Awareness ranges from the present moment and your current physical, mental, and emotional state to
understanding your history and future intentions. Being aware of your emotions and physical state allows you to choose how to respond. For instance, instead of letting physical discomfort push you into a grumpy state, you can acknowledge the discomfort and make a conscious choice to overcome.