INTROSPECTION: A window into your unconscious mind.
Do you know yourself as well as you think you do? Sometimes you need to take a walk inside your own mind in order to really understand yourself. The intentions, the actions and the patterns of your own behaviour. Deconstruct your own mind into parts that are comprehendible. Here’s how.
Note to self: I’m sorry
Forgiving someone else for their mistakes is hard, but forgiving yourself is a much more difficult challenge. Both internal and external conflicts can have you beating yourself up, wanting to be perfect henceforth. Yes, it is a process involving facing hard truths, accepting responsibility and making tough choices, but it also teaches you that the best version of yourself is not “perfect”. But how do we do it and is it worth it? Let us find out.
A Helpless Hand
“I don’t want to be a burden”, “They’ll think I’m doing it for attention”, “What if I’m making a big deal out of nothing?”, thoughts that have swirled in my head long enough to understand how trapped and hopeless they can make you feel. While the majority of society claims that reaching out and talking about how you feel is the most simple and natural thing to do, I’ll be breaking down this process many of us still don’t know how to approach, as the stigma attached to speaking about the ‘unspeakable’ continues to thrive.
How to be a Good Listener
Chances are, you think you’re a great listener. Most of us overestimate our listening skills to be well above average. Even if it isn’t, it’s not like it matters, right? Listening isn’t the most sought after character trait. People want to learn to be good orators, presenters, leaders, and most importantly, funny! But before you head off to learn all these skills, heed the wise words of Larry King “Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
In the haze of anger, it’s easy to get tunnel vision. We can lose sight of what’s important, leaving us vulnerable to unhealthy and unwanted behaviour. Identifying aggression in ourselves and others is instrumental to understanding emotions.