The Season of Self Awareness
by Laura Bresee
November 11, 2019

Personal and professional improvement may have already entered your mind as the year new year 2020 (and a new decade) approaches.  Since the traditional New Year’s resolution model shows failure is inevitable for 80% of the population,  setting a goal to become self aware of your mind and body’s natural rhythms could lead to ultimate success.  


Determine the optimal season to begin skill development. 

The significance of the fall and spring equinoxes varies among individuals.  In practical terms, these celestial events mark the change of seasons.  For many people, the equinoxes carry a deeper meaning of change on a spiritual or metaphysical level.  January 1st may ring in the new year for the Gregorian Calendar, but that doesn’t mean it’s the most optimal date to gear up your mind, body and spirit for major change.  Being self aware of your mind and body’s natural seasonal rhythms may

  1. Optimize your skills development
  2. Establish consistency in your goal setting action plan
  3. Encourage you to think about barriers to your success.

You are the expert on you.  Listen to yourself.  “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley


Develop consistency in your daily routine to carry out your action plan.

“Great performers don’t fight their body’s natural rhythm; rather, they take advantage of it…In other words, great performers are highly aware of their unique chronotypes and do everything they can to align their activities with their energy levels.” – Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout and Thrive with the New Science of Success (S. Magness & B. Stulberg).  Determine your peak hours for deep focus and attention and off-peak hours for rest and rejuvenation.

Balance stress and rest to drive growth.  “If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit.” -Banksy


Set a date to think about your thinking.

Thinking about and analyzing your own thoughts and behaviors is revealing.  As reported in the Psychology Today article “How Negative is Your, “Mental Chatter?“,  “Even though people claim to hold themselves in high regard, the thoughts that spontaneously occur to them—their “mental chatter,” so to speak—is mostly (up to 70%) negative.”  Dial into your power of introspection to discover that meeting your goals is not only possible, but absolutely doable.  One slight modification in your thinking could mean a huge advancement toward achieving your goals for success.  

Set a date to begin thinking about your thinking. “Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung


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