For Beginners, The Advanced & The Pros

How To Develop Self-Awareness With These 27 Exercises

Meditation Is One Way, But Not The Only Way

Self Awareness Is Rare, Even Among Humans…
…And That’s Why It’s Valuable
What Can You Be Self-Aware Of?
When Self-Awareness Matters Most
Level 1 Self Awareness Activities: Thinking1. Taking a walk.
2. Taking a walk with a friend.
3. Reading.
4. Ask why three times.
5. Label your thoughts and emotions.
6. Meditation.
7. Solo exercise & sports.
8. Lean out of your stream of consciousness.
9. Add a question mark at the end of thoughts and opinions.
10. Conscious breathing.
11. Pay attention to posture and body language.
12. Eye gazing.
Level 2 Self Awareness Activities: Voicing13. Create a personal manifesto.
14. Keep a journal.
15. Take quizzes and personality tests.
16. Record your ABCs.
17. Drucker’s questions.
18. Find your Eulerian Destiny.
19. The Freedom Diagram.
20. Write a regret letter.
21. Give your own eulogy.
Level 3 Self Awareness Activities: Implementing22. Conduct a feedback analysis on a regular basis.
23. Write down your most important tasks (MITs) each night.
24. Honesty Hour.
25. Say no (for now).
26. Practice the pause-and-plan response.
27. Apologize.
Where Should You Begin?
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Self Awareness Is Rare, Even Among Humans…

Scarce resources are valuable.

…And That’s Why It’s Valuable

What Can You Be Self-Aware Of?

“What can you be self-aware of in the first place?”

1. Thoughts & Emotions

2. Beliefs & Attitudes

3. Behaviors & Decisions

When Self-Awareness Matters Most

I made this.

The Value’s Inside. T-V-I. Simple, isn’t it?

Level 1 Self Awareness Activities: Thinking

1. Taking a walk.

2. Taking a walk with a friend.

3. Reading.

4. Ask why three times.

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5. Label your thoughts and emotions.

There’s more.

6. Meditation.

Again: This is just ONE option.

7. Solo exercise & sports.

I once procrastinated my way into a 10k.

8. Lean out of your stream of consciousness.

9. Add a question mark at the end of thoughts and opinions.

Source

10. Conscious breathing.

Source

11. Pay attention to posture and body language.

“90% of what you say does not come out of your mouth.” — Hitch

12. Eye gazing.

Level 1 Recap

Level 2 Self Awareness Activities: Voicing

13. Create a personal manifesto.

14. Keep a journal.

15. Take quizzes and personality tests.

16. Record your ABCs.

More on this here.

17. Drucker’s questions.

The legend.

18. Find your Eulerian Destiny.

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19. The Freedom Diagram.

20. Write a regret letter.

21. Give your own eulogy.

Begin with the end in mind.

Level 3 Self Awareness Activities: Implementing

Mother nature should be the teacher of last resort, for she is a cruel teacher.

22. Conduct a feedback analysis on a regular basis.

Look into your crystal ball — and test if you’re right.

23. Write down your most important tasks (MITs) each night.

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24. Honesty Hour.

“Guys…honestly…do I suck at skateboarding?”

25. Say no (for now).

No. No. No.

26. Practice the pause-and-plan response.

Okay, maybe you don’t need THAT much of a break.

27. Apologize.

You can always gift mugs too.

Where Should You Begin?

A missed penalty is one thing. Learning from it is another.
Your turn: Can you come up with a recent behavior or action of yours that didn’t produce the desired result? What could you do better next time? For example: ____________________________________________

Pick one of the six level 3 activities and schedule time to do it. Today.

The Value’s Inside.

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