Self-awareness comes from your ability to notice and observe your internal experience (thoughts and emotions) in an objective and curious way. The more self-aware you are, the more adept you become at shifting from being “in” your thoughts and emotions to being the meta-cognitive observer of your internal experience.
We all know what it’s like to be plagued by ruminative thoughts like worries, regrets, or self-criticism.
Cultivating greater self-awareness allows you witness what’s going on in you mind at any given moment so you can then decide whether these thoughts or beliefs are helpful.
Having a mindful self-awareness supports you in getting back into the “driver’s seat” of your mind.