How well do you know yourself? Have you brushed the cobwebs clean of old emotional wounds or do toxic remnants still negatively impact your world today? Do you recognize patterns in your behavior or are you naïve to your repetitive nature? Perhaps you look into the mirror and see perfection, you can’t fix something that isn’t broken, right?
Wrong! Whether you feel broke or not, you should always strive for improvement. And, in the physical body, there isn’t any human being who is perfect. If you’re unhappy with your past and/or current circumstances and you seem to attract unhealthy relationships, it is time to dive into the common denominator of this equation, you!
You are probably thinking you know yourself better than anyone and, of course, you hold first hand knowledge; there isn’t anyone who can hear the voice in your head. But, how deep have you explored beneath the surface and beyond this voice?
Slowdownfast.com offers the following information. “The psyche could be viewed as those beliefs that cause a person to behave in certain ways. It incorporates thoughts, feelings, prejudices, and fears. As many people seek self-improvement and personal growth, they run into difficulties because they may not fully understand what is important to them. Many people develop their personal values around what they feel is acceptable or expected by their friends, family, and peers. What really should matter, though, is what is important to the individual regardless of whether it is acceptable to others, providing those beliefs are not harmful to others. Before embarking on any path of change, take a look at your individual beliefs to ensure your goals and your personal feelings are in alignment with each other.”
For example, if you’ve failed past attempts at diets, dive into the underlying issues. Are you trying to fill a void with food? Are you punishing yourself by disrespecting your body because you don’t deserve to be happy perhaps from past wrongs? Did you have adequate nutrition as a child? If not, maybe you’re continuing to feed your hungry inner child. Any of this and/or more may be emotionally sabotaging your efforts. Until you figure this out, success is beyond your reach.
Understanding your psyche is essential to healthy living. As I’ve said in the past, “You are your best investment, and because of this, self exploration is critical.”