To practice self-discovery means to engage in the process of getting to know yourself. This can be a catalyst in boosting your confidence, making decisions and taking purposeful action.
As a Certified Self-Discovery Coach, I recommend that you actually schedule time for self-discovery - time for reflection, contemplation, gratitude, goal-review etc. To build consistency, do your best to schedule the same day and time each week. In the beginning, you may need to experiment to determine the day and time that works best for you.
I dedicate Sundays as self-discovery time and call it Sacred Sundays.The key is to dedicate the time you can - it’s not so much the quantity of time, it’s the quality of time.
Here are some suggestions of things you can do during self-discovery time:
reflect on your week
review progress on your goals
set goals for the upcoming week
contemplate and work through challenges
journal your thoughts and feelings
rest and rejuvenate
disconnect from technology
spend time in nature
read a book
write down what you’re grateful for
Here's your challenge: open your calendar and schedule self-discovery time. Doing this is a way to make a commitment to yourself and to declare that self-discovery time is a priority for you. Make sure to communicate this sacred time with the VIP's in your life so they can support you.
I’d love for you to share your plans for self-discovery time in the comments section below!
Shannon D. Silva, MBA is the Founder and CEO of Unstoppable Women of Silicon Valley. Her specialty is helping women achieve their work and wellness goals by transforming self-doubt into COURAGE and procrastination into DETERMINATION. She also facilitates a coaching group called Unstoppable Women In Action.
Shannon shares her message through master classes, inner circles and retreats. She is a Facilitator of The Virtues Project and Appreciative Living Learning Circles. She is professionally trained as a Certified Self-Discovery Coach and a Dale Carnegie trained speaker. With a reputation for captivating audiences with her enthusiasm, authenticity and passion, Shannon is known throughout the community as a catalyst for joy, transformation and creative self-expression. She is the proud author of the book, “52 Ways to Practice Self-Care and Create More Joy in Your Life.”