24 minutes | Mar 11th 2021

Awareness Before Intention Part 1

Awareness Changes EVERYTHING!Have you ever heard the saying, "You don't know what you don't know"?This is true in our own lives. We don't know what we don't know. Often times we simply know that we want a change, but we lack the awareness to really understand exactly what it is that we want to change. Often times we think we can simply change our actions and gets the change that we are looking for.Simply changing the action is rarely enough to create the change that we want. Increasing awareness also creates the Observer Effect in our lives. In science, this refers to how the act of observing something can change the outcome. Many times in our lives, we don't actually have to actively make changes. Instead, we can increase our awareness, which is often enough to bring about the change that we are hoping for. Awareness Is Hard and Often UncomfortableAwareness seems like it'd be super easy, right?Unfortunately, it's harder than most people realize. It takes effort, willingness to explore and be vulnerable, and willingness to experience some discomfort.It's hard because it challenges our individual identity. It compares who we think we are, who we want to be, and who we really are. Most of us want to skip awareness and dive into the work of changing things. Simple Steps to Develop Awareness#1 Do Daily Thought Downloads#2 Explore the Thoughts without Judgement and with Compassion#3 Explore the Feelings without Judgement and with Compassion#4 Do an Unintentional Model to Be Aware of Your Results#5 Sit with the AwarenessYou don't know what you don't know. The more you know the more you know. The more awareness you develop, the more you control you will develop.Simply being aware will change some things. Be aware of that, and give yourself some space to just allow what you find. Call to ACTION!Join Firmly Founded Parent, our monthly membership helping parents become the parents that their teens love and respect.Get on a FREE consultation call with me today to see how you can stop pushing your teen away and start connecting with them right where they are. FREE Consultation With Me! 
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