Why Is Self-Reflection & Self-Awareness Important?

Published 05/05/2021

Why Monitoring Wellbeing Is Important?

Wellbeing is a process in time and is impacted by important mental, emotional, social, and physical factors.  By reflecting on our wellbeing states daily, we increase our self-awareness through self-reflection, thus providing us with an opportunity to make simple adjustments that can help purposefully manage our wellbeing over time. Allowing our wellbeing to decline without purposeful action can eventually lead to more difficult and chronic issues that can often prove more difficult to resolve.  

What is Self-Reflection?

Firstly, we must digest the pillars of self-reflection and understand it's actually a skill that takes time to understand and implement; the ability to be aware of yourself. It is a particular kind of awareness that is applied to yourself on many levels: 

  • Physical 
  • Mental 
  • Emotional 
  • Spiritual 

What Is Self-Awareness?

Self-awareness means having a deep understanding of one’s emotions, strengths, weaknesses, needs and drives. People with strong self-awareness are neither overly critical nor unrealistically hopeful. Rather, they are honest with themselves and with others. People who have a high degree of self awareness recognise how their feelings affect them, other people, and their job performance. A simple way of thinking about this from a business or work perspective is, a self-aware person who knows that tight deadlines bring out the worst in them plans there time carefully and gets their work done well in advance.

Implementing Self-Reflection & Becoming More Self-Aware

As elite athletes develop, they gradually learn from their training and competitive experiences what has worked for them in order to perform their best. This holds true for anyone implementing a high performance environment or culture. As we continue on our quest to automate our performance towards becoming more consistent performers when it matters the most, it's noted that we can benefit from the implementation of journaling, for example, where we are able to identify more meaningful self-reflection and awareness of our emotions and what is serving us at the moment. Other strategies that are also encouraged include the following:

These are a few strategies that can assist humans in learning about themselves as they continue they continue their quest to becoming the best version of themselves.

Start Your Wellbeing Journey Today

Drawing on years of research and our experience within professional sports, the team at Hoap has worked closely with our team of experts to develop the specific metrics used within the platform that allow leaders and talent to better understand wellbeing trends, while allowing the talent and leaders in your organisation to become more self-aware to ensure they are their best selves.

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