September is Self-Awareness Month: Enhance Your Wellbeing

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September is Self-Awareness Month: Enhance Your Wellbeing

September is self-awareness month, which means that we all have a whole month devoted to ourselves. Self-awareness is vital for mental health and wellbeing, for when we know, truly know, who we are, we can shape our life.

How To Increase Your Self-Awareness

Three key questions can help us increase our self-awareness:

  • Who am I?
  • What do I want?
  • How do I want to be in my life?

Reflecting on these self-awareness questions will lead you to new insights about yourself. As you reflect on these, perhaps in a journal dedicated to your self-awareness, pay attention to

  • Labels your slapping on yourself
  • Negative thoughts and beliefs you have about who you are
  • Your personal values—what's important to you
  • Your unique character strengths
  • What you're doing well and what you want more of
  • What changes you want to make
  • Your immediate goals
  • Your life goals

Give yourself the attention you deserve. When you do, you'll be equipped to create the you you want to be and create the life you want to have. Observing self-awareness month allows us all to determine who we are, what we want, and then create a life of mental health and wellbeing, a life worth living.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: What benefits have you noticed when you take time to increase self-awareness? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. Stop Minimizing Mental Illness: Worst Things to Say
  2. Morning Anxiety 101: Symptoms and Causes
  3. Things Verbal Abusers Say and Do

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign

But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

  • Nicotine Has The Potential To Prevent Brain Aging, Study Suggests
  • Antidepressant Success Affected By Environmental Conditions
  • Vitamin D Levels In Pregnant Women Could Be Linked To Some Learning Disabilities In Children
  • Brain Benefits Of Aerobic Exercise Lost To Mercury Exposure
  • 'Teashirt' Gene Links Autism And Kidney Problems, New Study Finds
  • Activating Dopamine Neurons Could Turn Off Binge-Like Eating Behavior
  • Group Psychoeducation Offers 'Early Intervention' For Bipolar Patients
  • Medication Against Schizophrenia Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer

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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2016, September 28). September is Self-Awareness Month: Enhance Your Wellbeing, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 23 from

Last Updated: May 8, 2017

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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