Being aware is very important right now, you have to be aware of everything that you do, hear, and/or read. Times are changing and you do not want to miss anything that is happening. You want to be a part of this change.

Do not simply believe everything you hear or read though, question everything and find your own answers. Do not take anyone’s word for this, investigate for yourself, be consciously aware.

What is awareness?

Awareness is being awake, alert, conscious, noticing, present in the here and now. You are being conscious of things that are happening, both in- and out-side of you – giving it all your conscious attention. For instance: you are very aware when you are in love, or in danger. You then notice everything and are consciously aware of your environment, your thoughts, feelings and experiences. You are fully awake and present, living in the here and now. You are not thinking of the past nor the future. You are fully living the experience with all your senses fully active and alert. {I really like this !!!}

Being unaware is like being in a daze, in a trance, you are not noticing many things, you are “in essence” hypnotised. An example of this is when you are watching TV, a movie or driving a car. Usually you are on your automatic pilot. This happens often when you are doing something you have done many times and you do not have to think about it anymore.

Why be aware?

As much as being on autopilot seems like a good idea sometimes, because you can then think of other things that are more pressing, urgent or important, there are times when it is better to pay attention to what you are doing.

We are in a special time in history wherein things are different from our normal routine and if you do not pay attention to all of that, things can go very wrong.

You are possibly at home, together with your children and partner, and this is now for 24 hours a day. This is a new situation and you have to get used to that. When you are not aware, not paying attention, you may sometimes have reactions to certain things, happenings or words that are not beneficial to the situation, and you will regret that afterwards.

When you are not aware or alert, you will miss important clues to things that are happening, which might cause you to misinterpret behaviours and actions of others in your environment.

Stay conscious and aware as much as you can

Be aware of everything you do. Even the most common things in life you do like getting dressed in the morning, brushing your teeth, eating your meal, walking, washing up, watching the news, driving – anything you can think of – Stay Aware, watch yourself doing it.

And I understand that it is difficult to be aware all the time, to notice everything and that you might slip into the ‘normal’ trance-like state you are used to, which makes it easier to cope with things, because you do not want to think about it all the time.

But it is precisely at that time things can go wrong.

Because when you are unaware, or un-awake, your mind will go over things again and again; it will just keep repeating the same thoughts, repeating what you just heard,which can get you in a state of fear and worrying. This is what most of us do most of the time. Especially in times of distress, your mind will go over all the worst case scenarios it can think of, until you actually believe it, without questioning it.

But what if you just pay attention to what is said, what is happening and ask yourself some questions about that, like why, how, when, what?

Ask yourself if it is really true what you hear and read. Ask yourself if they really think that they meant what they just said, or if you are really interpreting it correctly. Investigate for yourself and ask questions about everything, both in your private environment and the public one.

Stay healthy and happy, and when you have other ways that help you cope with new and difficult situations, please share them in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/dawncady.mindsetcoach/

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