The Self-Awareness Blog

Are You Slacking – Or Just Being Hard On Yourself?

Recently, I attended a group call about self-improvement, journaling and habit building. In the beginning, we did a round to introduce ourselves. A young girl’s presentation immediately grabbed my attention. As soon as she said her name, she started talking about her struggle with building habits. She said she already meditates, but would like to … Read more

Why Being an Introvert Makes You a Natural Leader

“Me, a natural leader? Are you kidding me? How could somebody so shy and introverted possibly lead others?” That’s what I said three years ago, after my first-ever coaching session. The feedback I got from my coach was that I was naturally predisposed to be a leader. But this wasn’t coherent with how I saw myself. … Read more

How To Be Productive Without Being Hard on Yourself

I had a horrible night a few days ago. I couldn’t fall asleep until 4 a.m. Then, I woke up full of anger and irritation. The last thing I felt like doing was sitting in front of a screen and writing. Of course, the productivity-oriented voice in my mind told me to push through. I … Read more

5 Signs You Need to Break Your Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness made me the person I am today. When I graduated from college four years ago, I had absolutely no idea how to live. I was torn into opposite directions by (i) my own fleeting ideas, (ii) my family’s expectations and (iii) my friends’ opinions. It felt like living a life of internal conflict was … Read more

What To Do When Your Meditation Practice Sucks

People say it’s impossible to fail at meditation. You just sit down and breathe. Whenever your mind drifts away, you gently pull it back to the present moment. That’s it. But it’s certainly possible to feel like your meditation sucks. How do I know? Because I’ve been feeling it for a few months now. Having practised mindfulness for more … Read more

Why You’ll Never Change The World

Here you go again. You just read another inspiring blog post or watched an empowering video that makes you feel like you can do anything. You can change the world! The message is always the same: You need to become the best version of yourself and make an impact. Only the sky is the limit! For … Read more