Self-Awareness and Self-Acceptance

Self-awareness and self-acceptance of our limitations are important in order for us to avoid burnout. A self-awareness strategy of knowing who and what pushes our buttons of aggravation, anxiety, and frustration can help us to avoid feeling overwhelmed, angry, and the need for self-defense. This will help restore or maintain optimal safe-care within the following wellness components: emotional, physical, financial, and time management. We should prayerfully seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance when dealing with his or her emotional state. Also, we need to honest about our emotional states; therefore, the self-awareness strategies of acceptance of all feelings versus labeling some feelings good and other bad help us to balance our personality type with our emotional intelligence. This will help us to glorify God during, before, and after making decisions and interacting with others. Being aware of our emotional states, helps us to maintain balance between self-awareness and self-acceptance.
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? —unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” (2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV).

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