The Power of Self-Awareness: Tracking Your Feelings for a Happier Life
Becoming more self-aware is a key component of the spiritual journey. Self-awareness helps us understand ourselves better – and therefore know how to step into a more clear and more conscious version of ourselves.
The dictionary definition of self-awareness is, “conscious knowledge of one’s character, feelings, motives, and desires.”
More self-awareness ultimately leads to a happier life! And there are so many ways one can develop their level of self-awareness.
One incredibly simple way is through mood tracking. Mood tracking is, essentially, checking in with our feelings on a daily basis. Curious to learn more about how this can benefit your life?
Here are 3 Ways Tracking Your Feelings Can Help You Create a Happier Life:
1. Tracking your feelings every day can help you notice and change patterns.
Life can be full-on, so it’s important to prioritize checking in with your feelings on a regular basis. What patterns do you notice? It could be that you feel more anxious each morning that you skip your yoga practice… Or perhaps when you wake up with the sunrise your mood is much more optimistic!
Begin to notice the patterns and habits that are and aren’t working for you – and make lifestyle adjustments accordingly! Check out our newly released Digital Soulwork Planner which features an integrated mood-tracking checklist each day.
2. Giving yourself permission to acknowledge your feelings helps transmute them.
How often do you truly acknowledge your feelings? It’s easy to take note of the good feelings, but what about the not-so-good ones? Instead of brushing them off, give yourself permission to fully acknowledge and name them. Identifying what you are truly feeling helps transmute the energy through self-awareness.
3. Understand your triggers and your needs to create a happier life.
Self-awareness is all about understanding ourselves in the clearest way possible. Tracking your mood will help you get in touch with what you need to thrive, as well as what triggers you. Understanding these things helps you prevent unwanted negative emotions and prioritize things that make you feel good.
P.S. For those of you who prefer the old-fashioned paper and pen, keep your eye out for the restock of our original best-selling Soulwork Planner next month!
Both the physical and digital versions feature mood-tracking tools, among many other inspiring prompts and mantras to help you live your best life!
Wishing you a happy and self-aware life!
Let us know in the comments below if tracking your mood has improved your life.