Why is knowing yourself important: 3 reasons and 2 ways to get started

Why you should get to know yourself better

Why is knowing yourself important? I’m a big believer that knowing is half the battle, of any situation, but especially of knowing yourself and there’s 3 reasons why and a couple questions at the end to get you started!

Let me start by saying that this probably isn’t a typical get to know yourself post because how many of us just randomly start that journey? Right?? Like most of us don’t even think about it because we assume that we already know ourselves. I know, I did! 

No, for me, this kind of came on randomly and was not an active decision but I’m so glad that I did! My eyes have been opened so much more than before! I didn’t even realize how much I needed this until it just happened!

Maybe that’s where you are?? 

Did you intentionally step into getting to know yourself or did you sort of stumble into it, like me?? Let me know below, in the comments!

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So it happened during quarantine and I already work from home because I run a daycare and then when no one showed up…I was left with empty days with no motivation to do anything except wait. It was during this time that I started asking myself simple questions and being surprised by my own response! LOL. I started becoming more aware of my habits and routines and without a clear direction as to why I was doing something, I unraveled. 

And that’s how I started questioning everything!  

And discovered that I DO NOT know myself as well as I thought I did! All of this led me to write this post starting with WHY is knowing yourself important.

So why is knowing yourself important??

 1. Knowing is half the battle. 

I touched on this a little bit up above but knowledge is a huge part of it. I think that if you can best identify why you feel the way that you do then you’ll be able to deal with it better.

Also, better understanding of yourself and how you operate is huge for tackling personal goals and ambitions! Because you’ll be able to better identify what you really want and need and how best to go about getting it! 

2. Better understanding of what you really need and want

Figuring what you really want from life and yourself is obviously the first step to actually getting those things, right?

So what are you supposed to do when you just keep following what you ASSUME you need?? Once you know yourself, you’ll be able to make decisions based on YOU, not just guess.

While you won’t always be on the right path, at least you’ll be doing it for you! In pursuit of the life meant for you. 

And once you do know what you want, knowing yourself will make getting that goal or whatever it is, so much easier! Because you’ll be able to mold yourself through growth and discipline. 

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3. Know your worth

This one is HUGE!! I could have saved myself a lot of heartache if I had known my worth growing up. I would have fought harder for myself and what I deserve in a friend, boyfriend, and my expectations of myself. 

We all put ourselves in situations, especially when lonely, that is someone else’s idea. We think that if we live through this then, we’ll get what we’re looking for in the end of it. 

Not exactly how it works, is it? 

When you know your worth, walking away from bad situations and people is easy because you know that you deserve better and better is around the corner! 

It will not serve you to go through life surrounding yourself with just anybody. It is 100% better to go through this life with only God at your side than with people that don’t fully support and love you for you. Don’t settle for anything less! Know your worth and then make sure everyone around you knows it too. 

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Getting started: Get to know yourself

I didn’t realize at the beginning that I was getting to know myself. I honestly thought that I knew myself pretty well and that the other stuff in my life was just something I needed to figure out like there were outside factors that I didn’t understand yet. 

It wasn’t until I started asking myself the most basic questions, did I start to journey down this road. I mean you’re going to laugh because it seems so stupidly straightforward that it’s dumb but I started by asking, 

Do you like this?

Bam!! That’s it! That’s what got me started and once I was HONEST with myself, (yes, it’s totally possible to lie to yourself) and said no for the first time about something I thought I enjoyed, everything changed. 

For those wondering, I finally admitted that I’m not a big fan of having the TV on just to fill the background noise. Who knew? Haha

WHY do you or don’t you?

Second breakthrough! 

It wasn’t enough to just answer yes or no, but to force myself to think about why I did or didn’t like something and if I didn’t give myself a good enough answer then I dug down to find the real answer or make a note to come back and keep digging. 

It all leads back to knowledge is power! I am way more ampt to defend myself if I understand my WHY, like when I’m talking about something that I like and people don’t get it, instead of just shrugging my shoulders, I can give them insight and the reaction is always way better!

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I have found that people respect me way more even if they don’t agree and I’ve found that I respect myself way more. 

Because it has a purpose and a reason and whether or not someone agrees or understands, they can’t ever take that away from me. 

They can’t devalue me anymore and I would have never been able to see that if I didn’t get to know myself. 

The relationship with yourself is so important, you guys! You are never going to know anyone else longer, more personally and intimately, and you can never change that. There will NEVER, EVER be another like you! You are so awesome and amazing! God sees it and now it’s time that you see it as well. 

Get to know yourself and start dating yourself! It’s one of the most important relationships you have! 

All the best, 

Teya

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