The relationship with the self lays the foundation for all other relationships. If it is out of harmony, it can impair your other relationships.
Here are some questions which might be used as a self-awareness inventory. “No” answers to any of these questions might help someone to identify areas that they might work to improve in themselves.
1. Do you work on accepting and loving yourself for who you are? I mean truly accepting yourself.
2. Do you spend time tuning into yourself? This could include meditation, mindfulness, journaling and guided self-questioning. It can also include the process discussed in my book.
3. Do you honor your inclinations, following your curiousity and paying attention to that which attracts you?
4. Do you take time to visualize what you want for yourself?
5. Do you have an interest which absorbs you, and which you make time to pursue?
6. Do you regularly take time to be grateful for that which you have?
7. Do you take care of your physical, financial, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual realities?
8. Do you give yourself time to relax and recuperate?
9. Do you think of ways to create the outcomes that you want?
10. Do you read literature of a positive nature, attend workshops, or connect with in a spiritual fashion?
Improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others will naturally become more balanced and harmonious!
–Pam Garcy, PhD