Try these five self-awareness exercises for happiness and success!


1. The three Why’s

Prior to making a decision, ask yourself “Why?” three separate times. If you can come three different and good reasons to act on or pursue something, you will be confident in your decisions and stop questioning your abilities.

2. Practice saying “No” to yourself

Everyday we are consistently surrounded by temptations. Whether it be social media, junk food, procrastination, etc. we all face it in some way. The more you practice saying “No” to these daily challenges, the better you will be able to withstand the major temptations in life.

3. Be accountable for your for flaws

This may sound dim, but nobody is perfect! Being accountable for your flaws will prevent you from being or coming off as ignorant. For example, recognizing your constant tardiness shows that you’re at least aware of the problem.

4. Regularly ask for constructive feedback

Whether it is on an assignment, work, or even a daily life activity, do not be afraid to ask your professor, boss, or friend for their honest opinion and/or constructive criticism. If you don’t ask, you’ll never know, and if you never know, you can’t grow.

5. Meditate, Meditate, Meditate

Meditation is a foundational practice for forming/improving self-awareness. Simply focusing on your breathing will help you become more aware of how your mind wanders, and get better at snapping out of distractions.