[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Power of Relaxation and Taking Time for Yourself; Becoming Introspective
Our daily lives revolve around observing and analyzing. Over the years, human beings have trained their minds to obtain data and process the information for meaning. However, many of us forget to take the time to think critically before drawing conclusions and that is where introspection comes in.
Introspection involves examining one’s own thoughts, emotions and even sensations to gain greater insight. These insights can lead to self-discovery and help you realize who you are. Introspection can be an extremely positive self-development tool with several benefits.
- It maintains your focus on the bigger picture
When you do not have a main goal in life, the day-to-day tasks become less meaningful and frustration can set in. It is very necessary, therefore, to have a clear vision of where you want to be and what you would like to have in the future. Taking time to relax enables you to realize what matters most in your life. It’s so easy for us to become distracted with the many meaningless and pointless obsessions that we come across each day. We can lose track of who we are and where we are going. We need to rediscover ourselves. So take the time out to remind yourself of your targets and the need to keep working on them despite the distractions. What results is focus and commitment in achieving your life goals.
- Identification of negative patterns in life
When you take some time out for yourself and relax, you’ll be able to identify any bad patterns in your life and evaluate why they may be having a negative effect on your emotions. Setting aside time for yourself helps you notice any bad habits that you may have developed. Maybe you have been getting caught up in needless workplace drama lately. Or perhaps you may have developed a habit of procrastination without realizing. Whatever these habits are, and we all have them at some point, taking some time out, some much needed ‘me time’, can help you identify them and figure them out!
- Facing your fears
One key to a fulfilling and satisfying life lies in confronting challenges of all sizes and conquering them. Where others may turn away, we can find great satisfaction by standing on our own, ignoring negative pessimists, and running head first into whatever obstacles may pop up. Winners aren’t born; they are created, molded and forged from battling adversity. Every one of us is afraid of something. One of the most amazing aspects of life, however, is that we can always face these fears head on and emerge victorious. During introspection, you can admit your fears and think about the best way to tackle them. So identify any fears and obstacles standing in your way and go ahead and confront them; the power of introspection transcends our fears.
- Keeping unnecessary worries at bay
One of the biggest struggles many of us have, especially those of us prone to anxiety, is worrying and ruminating about things we have no control over. How often do you get frustrated while stuck in traffic for example? Introspection enables you to detach yourself from those things you have no control over. Instead, it puts you in a better position to use your energy and focus on things you can change and improve on. With time, you’ll be able to capitalize on your strengths while striving to reduce your weaknesses.
- The doorway to happiness
Questions such as when are you most happy and what achievements are you proud of may sound simple and pointless but they can be of great value. Being able to identify one’s happiest moments in life is an essential. Taking time for yourself helps you notice some of these special aspects that make you happy in life. Perhaps talking to a friend on the phone always makes you very happy and fulfilled. So why don’t you take the time to do that every day? Or maybe you feel great satisfaction if you finish all your work on time before the day ends? If so, make it a goal to do this every day and focus on achieving it. Whatever these little things are in life that you treasure, introspection can help you identify them.
- Enhanced decision-making process
The most important people in our life will always have an influence on our decisions; critical decisions that matter the most to us. Many people do not realize how compromised their judgments are until it’s too late. Introspection enables you to make decisions based on full knowledge of what is right and wrong for you. Embracing introspection enables you to identify some of those values you hold dear to your heart and helps you apply them to your decision-making process. We should all strive to make choices based on what we believe is true and right for ourselves. Never let anyone mislead you, even those closest to you. It’s fine to take their advise on board but always remember that the final decision is yours and yours alone. By following your inner mind and conscience you can achieve a greater sense of independence and satisfaction.
- Achieve more the easier way
By being more aware of your inner self, you will be in a better position to understand what you really want in life. This may involve making changes in your life, big and small. To many people, change is uncomfortable and scary. Introspection allows us to meditate on our way of doing things, on what works for us
. It also enables us to identify any personal strategies that may be leading to undesirable results. Through consistent self-awareness achieved by introspection, you will be able to identify some of these flaws and subsequently change them.
There is a lot more to gain in relaxing and setting aside some quality time for yourself. The secret to fulfillment, satisfaction and success lies in introspection. So take your time and relax; you’ll be amazed at how productive you can be! We all need others in life, but we need ourselves even more, so next time you are feeling overwhelmed, step away from life, apply a Beenigma Mask, take a bath or go outside, and lay in the warm breeze, and bask in your own mind for a couple hours.