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6 Benefits of Introspection that Help You Guide Your Life From Within

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Life is all about learning experiences. Opportunities to enhance your knowledge and growth make life worth living. And a significant part of the growth process is introspection.

Taking the time to look inwards can help shape the person you become. How you respond to things and make choices are based on letting what's inside come out.

Looking inward can help you take positive steps in life. At the very least, introspection can help you make morally appropriate decisions.

Consider these benefits of introspection:

1. Conscience-driven decisions. Being introspective allows you to remain close with your conscience. Your conscience is what helps you distinguish right from wrong, and when you focus on looking inwards, you will more carefully weigh your options.

· Conscience-driven decisions allow you to sleep better at night.

· Taking this approach helps you to be true to others, regardless of the outcome.

2. Character building. Looking inwards forces you to confront the person you are. What makes you happy, what makes you tick? What do you believe in? What are your values? Taking an honest look at your character brings you self-knowledge, self-awareness, which can help build your self-esteem and enables you to make the changes you need for the best outcome.

· Have you done or said things that offend others? Put yourself in their shoes and think about how you’d feel.

· Look back at your experiences. What has left you feeling the most satisfied?

3. Fair thinking. Fair thinking is tied in with the conscience. But introspection allows you to block out all the noise around you. It's extremely easy to let your mind be swayed by what is presented to you on the outside. But listen to yourself first!

· It's easy to want to give in to a particular way of thinking based on influence. Your close friends and even family will try to get you to see things their way, or do things the way they want you to do them but what about your way?

· Remember that you alone are responsible for your life.

4. Defined happiness. By taking a look at who you are inside, you can actually define you own happiness. What are the things that you enjoy doing? How do you measure relationships with others? Answering questions like these can lead to true happiness, defined just for you.

· Life is best lived when you make yourself happy first. You have to fill your cup with joy and happiness before you can do anything for anyone else. Once you establish your happiness, the well-being of others will follow naturally.

5. Confrontation of fear. It's easy to live in the pretense of fearlessness. We try to appear fearless because it affects the way we are viewed by others. We often want or have to be strong for other people, but the truth is that every person has at least one fear. What's yours? The best way to determine your fears is through introspection. Once you own your fears, you can move towards managing the feelings they bring.

· Is it failure or success that you’re afraid of? Consider the worst thing that could happen.

· Build the skill sets you need to confront your fear and take it down!

6. Acknowledgement and accept your choices. We all have an abundance of choices and you have more choices than you think! Take a good look inside and identify your real choices.

· Ultimately, you want your choices to reflect your true character. Avoid making "popular" decisions just because that is how others feel about a topic.

The growth and development you seek is truly possible through introspection.

Take the time each day to close your eyes and contemplate. You'll realize in time how much easier it is to lead a genuinely happy, purposeful, and fulfilled life through this approach.


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Angela M Mitchell is the founder and CEO of Back to her. She is also a Certified Master Life & Personal Development Coach, a mental health advocate, and a Co-Author in the international best-selling collaborative masterpiece, The Image in The Mirror. She received a degree in Healthcare Administration from Bryant and Stratton College and has since dedicated her life to advocating for women who live with mental health disorders.

Angela also assists women entrepreneurs to acknowledge their struggles, change the narrative of the stories they tell, and rewrite them so that they can become deliberate, not desperate, creators of their own life's story.

She guides them through a process of self-discovery that leads them to reignite their passions and to rediscover their God-Given purpose so that they can achieve the success they desire in their personal and professional life.

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