Who Am I?
Is not knowing the answer to who am I holding you back? How many times have you said or heard about women that get caught up in their role as daughter, wife, mother, or employee and just kept going day after day. Then one day a major life change happens that stops you; you freeze because you don’t know who you are and what you want to do from this point on. Are you or a friend feeling stuck trying to answer who am I?
Do you feel you need to move on and find more contentment?
Funny, we don’t give it much thought until a major change shakes us in a wakeup call. I’ve been there and when it happened, I felt like I was hit by a stun gun. Lately, this question has come up among women I have met so here’s some suggestions.
The challenge is recognizing not stuffing your feelings and questions so you can take steps to help yourself. Be sure to have a paper and pen handy to write down every thought no matter what it is. My recommendation is listen to your heart for the answers rather than your head. What answers come to mind right away? You want to open up to get to know yourself, away from all the roles you’ve played.
As I’ve spent more time reflecting and listening to educational programs and reading, I’ve learned all the answers to who am I are already within, just waiting to be heard. The choice you have to make is whether you listen and take action on your new awareness. Try this getting to know myself exercise.
- What do I really enjoy doing?
Write down all the things you enjoy doing. These may be things you use to do and haven’t done in years. If you always wanted to do it and believe you’d love it, get it on the list. Getting to know yourself involves exploring new things and figuring out whether it’s for you or not. Tip: If you still remember enjoying it, maybe you should get back to it. For me, it’s playing piano and I’m carving out time to bring out some of my favorites and refresh my talent.
- What would I like to learn?
Do you want to take seminars, learn new computer software, social media, a new style of cooking, study up on nutrition, fitness, wellness, a new language, or take a course on-line or a local college? If you already are doing all this, congratulations you’re a life-long learner! If not, why not start now?
Take a few minutes to think about things you’ve thought of learning but just never did it. Remember, it’s never too late to learn and answer who am I.
I found the time you spend writing down all you know and have done, gives you increased knowledge of who you are and brings clarity to what you’d like to become. For a deeper awakening question you might ask, “What do I want to leave as my legacy for how people will remember me?”
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” –Anonymous
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