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One More Quick Way To Find Yourself Again

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After reviewing the post 35 Quick Ways To Find Yourself Again, I thought of one thing that I wanted to add to it. It’s not quite as quick as some items on the list, but it is a painless (and kinda fun) way to get to know yourself better.

Start a list. On the list write down things that you notice about yourself. These can range from the totally mundane to the very poignant.

To do this, simply live your life, but keep an eye on yourself. As it strikes you, write down anything that you notice about yourself.

Soon, you will have a sizable list. Review it and look for patterns and trends among the items. Ask yourself “why?” for particular items on the list.

This exercise really has no end. You can continue to add to your list as long as you want. But, by simply writing down, one item at a time, things you notice about yourself, you can begin to see a larger picture emerging of who you are and what you want.

Good luck and let me know how it goes, at any time, by leaving a comment. 🙂

Have you done anything similar to this before? How else do you gather information about yourself? Please share in the comments. Thanks!

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7 Comments

  1. Amanda — This is a great addition to your “35 Quick Ways To Find Yourself Again.” I like the this idea very much. Thank for recommending it:~)
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..Awash in Decision =-.

  2. Hi Amanda – Yep, writing it down is so good. I find we tend to keep it all boxed up inside, and unloading it along the way really does provide insight. Once I had a client who did this in mind map form. I thought it was brilliant!
    .-= Patty – Why Not Start Now?´s last blog ..Dancing Around the Living Room =-.

  3. Amanda,
    This sounds like a real lesson in self-awareness – which I think is so important in really understanding who we are. So – I love the idea. And I think through doing this, we’ll understand ourselves at a deeper level. And that’s pretty great…
    .-= Lance´s last blog ..RAOKA: Kindness =-.

  4. Thanks for this Amanda — I think this is a good summary of the reasons why I keep a journal, and it’s a good reminder to read over what I’ve learned about myself from time to time.

  5. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Sara – Thank you! Glad you liked it.

    Hi Patty – I think the key here is to keep doing it. There is so much to learn!

    Hi Lance – I hope so too. We can notice many small things about ourselves and that adds up to something.

    Hi Chris – Recording what we know about ourselves helps us to learn it. This exercise is just a very quick simple journal.

  6. Leann Leann

    Great read & simple ….thanks

  7. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Leann – Glad you liked it. 🙂

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