Do you ever feel like you don’t even know who you are? Sometimes we get so busy with life and taking care of others that we forget to nurture the relationship we have with our own self. It’s important for our happiness that we still know how to connect with ourselves. This is how we know what we are missing in life and what we need to focus on to improve ourselves from the inside out. Here are 6 effective ways to form a stronger connection with yourself.
“It’s time to make yourself a priority.”
1 – Do More Of What You Love
What do you love to do? To form a stronger connection with yourself, you need to make sure you do more of what makes you happy. Don’t put these things on the back burner. Make them a priority and even go so far as to put them on your calendar. If you like hanging with friends, schedule some time with them. If you like to hike, pencil it in this weekend. Do more of what you love.
2 – Make Personal Growth A Part Of Your Daily Life
We change throughout or lifetimes. Our desires change, our perspectives change, etc. To continue to form a stronger connection with yourself, you have to keep up and adapt. Making personal growth a part of your daily life is a great way to do this. Read articles, form healthy daily routines, practice gratitude and so on.
3 – Pay Attention To Your Thoughts
We are constantly thinking. From the time we wake up till the time we go to sleep we are always thinking of something. Start paying attention to these things. Notice when you are critical of yourself and others. Notice the things that make you mad and happy. What things is your mind saying about what you can and can’t do. Once you notice these things, you can start taking action. Work on your limiting beliefs. Stop being so judgmental. Be more positive. These are just examples.
4 – Try A New Hobby/ Something New
Is there an activity or hobby you’ve been meaning to try? Now is a great time to try it out. This will help you build a stronger connection with yourself because you’ll re-discover that “newness” feeling that creates excitement in our lives. Doing new things will also help you find your life purpose if you don’t already know what it is.
5 – Unplug
Try to unplug from all electronics for at least 30 minutes a day (not including sleep time). Put down the cell phone, turn off the TV, and just step away from it all. A constant stream of information and stimuli into our brains causes clutter. We are constantly processing digital data instead of listening to our inner voice.
6 – Live In The Moment
Have you ever just sat around and looked at your surroundings? When we were kids, the world was an amazing place. We noticed the way grass moved in the wind. Or how clouds moved across the sky. We noticed the colors around us and sounds we were surrounded by. As adults, things go unnoticed. Most of the time we have no idea of the world around us because we are stuck in our own personal bubble. If you want to form a stronger connection with yourself then you need to form a stronger connection to the world around you. Take some time every day to live in the moment. This means to sit quietly somewhere and notice the things around you. What colors do you see? What sounds do you hear. Use your senses to take in your environment.
If you feel disconnected with yourself, it’s time to make yourself a priority. Use these 6 strategies to form a stronger connection with yourself. Once you do, you’ll feel happier, and more motivated in life.