Saturday, September 10, 2011

It’s time to understand YOU – Part2

Part2 of duology

Continued from here…

So you know that self-discovery will be an enlightening experience and the reason why you should understand yourself. It will throw so much light on your inner side which may not have been explored till date. It will help you to understand the purpose of your life existence. If you have never felt connected to yourself, then you will have to find what makes you YOU.

Here are few activities which may lead you to self-discovery and know yourself better. The initial step will always be difficult but once you start moving, the momentum will take you forward; and in future, you will cherish this new beginning.

Record your life journey:
List down your thoughts, ideas, experiences, beliefs and feelings in a place. It may be in a diary or in your computer; but make sure only you access it. It’s like documenting and summarizing yourself over a period of time. You may not have to do it everyday. Just do whenever you feel like writing; let it eventually grow on time. But do write it sincerely. Going through the document will make you understand the new realizations in your life.

Analyze the people around you:
There may be umpteen numbers of people in your life but you would like to keep only few of them closer. Find out a reason as to why you like being with them. What influence do they make in your life and how they lead you in your journey. This will help you to understand what kind of a social person you are.

Pursue new hobbies:
You can discover new interests & talents and divert yourself from doing routine activities. Find your new passion and get insights on yourself.

Study your state of mind:
Are you uber cool by nature, usually happy or sad and grouchy, often stressed or just go with the flow? What would be the reason behind the mood? Can it be pursued everyday or avoided?

Bring new people on board:
Take a leap to find new people in your life. They may bring fresh perspective and experience. Look for positive, like-minded people who will support and inspire you. Who knows, you may lease a new life with that person.

Find what pleases you the most:
Eating? a sip of a coffee? a serene walk? or an easy talk? Find out what pleases you the most so that when you are depressed or feel bad, you can do these activities to move on.

Evaluate your goals:
Consider the cause behind the current goal in your life. What is the fundamental motivation behind it and what would be your state-of-mind if you travel in other direction from your goal? If you find hard to uncover the motivation, re-evaluating the goal will help you to proceed in a right direction.

These are only few activities; a tip of an iceberg in the ocean of self-discovery. Some may work for few people and some may not, after all that’s what makes us unique from everyone else. Should you have more ideas on this? Please do share in the comment section :-)

29 comments:

Little Heart said...

Its time to understand YOU. Good post :-)..

Little Heart said...

In the game of life, you are given a lifetime of experience to figure out the big questions of life to know about yourself better.
Who am i ?
Why am i here ?
Where am i coming from ?
Where am i going ?
This is the way i used to understand myself better by talking with my inner heart :-)

Saru Singhal said...

Anand, I totally agree with bringing new people on board. And, nicely written post.

PS: Reading your post pleases me:)

Anand said...

@Little Heart: Rightly said.. The heart may be emotional, but it gives the right answer most of the time. Thanks for the comment :)

Anand said...

@Saru Singhal: Thanks a lot Saruu.. Am honored by your comment. Thanks for your kindness :)

KP said...

Hey Anand.. nice work here! I agree honestly! :) that is a very good list!

Chintan said...

and bud, i check all of them :) quite like how i love to live..

Anand said...

@KP: Thanks a lot Krishnapriya :)

Anand said...

@Chintan: Thanks for dropping by and for your comment :)

meeratales said...

Well, I do some of this. But I find that when I analyze myself or those around me I use my head more than my heart.. As a part of my voyage in self discovery I am now relying on my heart. I have used my head a lot. I want to keep the spontenity of a human interaction going. But I liked the way you have gone about it and written it...!

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

And above all, be at peace, in the mind.

Nice read.


Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Anand said...

@meeratales: Thanks for dropping by... Yes, sometimes heart shows a true picture than brain as the latter will always analytic. Thanks for sharing your views.

Anand said...

@Blasphemous Aesthete: yes, right point. Thanks for dropping by :)

priya said...

Anand nice to read your post..

metagravity said...

Great post!!
I am gonna do two things!
1. Study my state of mind
2. Analyse what pleases me the most!
becoz, i tend to have varied conclusions on these 2 points. I think if i am able to decipher this, most of the porblem will be solved!! Rather, most of my self will be discovered!

Thanks for such a wonderful post!! :)
-Mi

Nasnin Nasser said...

I was looking forward for what's waiting in part 2...the seven initial steps are sound....I mostly like the idea of bringing new people on the board...it's inevitable for that "fresh perspective and experience" which you have mentioned to keep off the narrow views...Really enjoyed this duology...and glad that you have made it in two parts so that it gave much time to dwell upon the matter...thanks a lot Anand...keep up the good work...expecting more from you:-)

Anand said...

@Priya: Thank you :)

Anand said...

@metagravity: Thanks for dropping by. And applaud your decision to do those things. Yes they indeed clear most of the problems we encounter. :)

Anand said...

@Nasnin Nasser: What shall I say Nasnin?!! Am really glad you liked the post. You made me smile before hitting the bed. Thanks a ton... :)

Sujatha Sathya said...

nice post.

i also liked your post on life's little moments the one you wrote in June! that was awesome - the little incidents & experiences you shared there - very true too - those moments are there in everyone's life we just are too busy to notice :)

Anand said...

@Sujatha Sathya: Thanks a ton!! Am glad you remember the post and liked it :) I had put my heart and soul for penning out it. Thanks again :)

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--- Bagya --- said...

I will start doing them right now.
Very helpful :)

Chintan said...

when do i get to read the part-3?

Anand said...

@infallibleinfectiousidiots: Thank you very much :) Will surely do it :)

Anand said...

@Bagya: Thank you for the comment. Glad that you are gonna implement this :)

Anand said...

@Chintan: Am finishing this duology topic with part 2 :( Will post a new topic soon... Thanks for following my blog :)

Ashwini said...

it's our Life. We have to live it the way we want. Sometimes people take life too seriously and are always bent upon pleasing others.I liked the importance you gave to Pursuing new hobbies and find what pleases us the most. Nice read :)

Anand said...

@Ashwini: Thanks a lot :)

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