• Louise Atkinson, Registered Counsellor

Being Aware of Awareness

Are you aware that you need to be aware???

Awareness will give you the choice in how to respond to something that is affecting you. Without awareness you can only react to the circumstances.

We are often running on auto pilot, giving little heed to what is really going on, or we have become numb after spending years choking down our real wants and needs.

Awareness encompasses many different areas. You need to be aware of you environment, those around you and everything in it. Everything around you has the capacity to affect you. You need to be aware of your body sensations, as this is the raw data that gives you early warnings of something that is not right for you. You need to be aware of your boundaries, what is ok and what is not ok, for you. You need to be aware of your feelings, all of them, including the ones you do not like, as they are information as to what is happening within. You need to be aware of your thoughts, the helpful ones as well as the not so helpful ones, as these can trigger your actions. You need to be aware of your patterns, these developed at a time when they seemed like the most useful way of behaving, but have now become unconscious behaviours that may not be serving you well.

There are so many areas that need awareness that it can seem overwhelming, but simple, easy to learn habits will make a huge difference to your understanding and experience.

As we develop awareness we can make better choices in life that in turn help create more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

For more information on how to start developing your awareness please contact me

Louise Atkinson

#awareness #mentalhealth #decisionmaking #choice

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