Day 3 - Do you know you?
Many people do not spend time getting to know themselves. Many people who enter intimate relationships have not even discovered one percent of who they are. The thing is self-knowledge is one of the keys to healthy relationships. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help in your interactions with other people. Singleness is the time to discover all that you are and all you have to offer. Consider the questions below:
Who are you as a person?
What are you good at?
What do you find difficult?
What can’t you tolerate?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Are you great at uplifting people or organising get-togethers?
Are you empathetic or analytic?
What are you passionate about?
What is the atmosphere that surrounds you?
Would you want to be around you?
Do you like you? And if you don’t, why don’t you?
With self-knowledge comes self-improvement and self-acceptance. With self-acceptance comes self-respect and self-love. Instead of seeking relationships to validate whether or not you’re likeable, get to know, and appreciate yourself. That way, if a relationship ever fizzles out, you’re not left begging, needy, distraught, or empty due to the loss of validation. Even if you’re initially saddened by the loss, your self-esteem and self-acceptance is not reduced but still intact.
Try the 16 personalities quiz below to aid you in your journey to get to know you