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. Having a mindful 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, allowing you to focus your energy on what is most important and productive whether at school or at home.