Written By: Paul VanderGriendt, Event Management Coordinator
Mentorship Session Diary. Entry 04 (February 19th)
Self-awareness is a tool we can all use when faced with reacting to new situations and challenges. Are you a logical or emotional thinker? Do you respond to structure and loyalty or to adventure and change? Knowing who you are and what you stand for will help build your confidence as you move forward in life. Being comfortable with yourself, and not critical of yourself, is how you can face doubts and be confident in your capabilities.
Sometimes we need to pause and take time. Self-reflection can help you centre yourself and bring you back to the foundation of what you stand for. Keeping in mind our goals and values will help us make decisions in life that are in line with the person you are and who you want to be. All our personalities come from natural tendencies, as well as learned tendencies. As we grow, our self-awareness can impact everything around us, including our coworkers, fellow students, peers, family and friends.
There is power that comes from being able to recognize and control our own thoughts and emotions. Working at being a person who is self-aware will allow you to take care of yourself, and take care of those around you.