Self-discovery is an ever-changing, continual, and fluid process of self-reflection, self-acceptance, and self-trust. It can allow you to become more connected to your intuition and what you do and do not desire in your lives. It can also help you discover who you are and who you are not.
Self-discovery leads to feeling empowered and trusting of yourself and your path. It may also feel destabilizing as you begin practicing new paths in your relationship with yourself and others that honor your authentic nature.
What self-discovery means, looks, and feels like for you will be different from others. There is not a right or a wrong way to go about it. Beginning by learning what self-discovery means to you can give you insight into what your intention with self-discovery is.
For example, your end goal with self-discovery may be to learn more about yourself, feel confident to be your authentic self, and unlearn habits or patterns that are not in alignment with the direction you desire for your life. It could also be to experience inner peace, feel safe to be in your body, or gain clarity on what your purpose is. There is not a right or wrong answer, and it could hold several different meanings.
To begin taking time to connect with yourself, you must create space to do so. This could look like carving out time into your day to spend in connection with yourself and setting boundaries around that time to ensure nothing else gets in the way. It is when you take time to fully connect to yourself that you can connect more deeply with other people.
Practices for Self-Discovery
There is not a blueprint for what to do on a journey of self-discovery. In some way shape or form, you will always be on a constant self-discovery journey, as being a human means you have ever-evolving awarenesses and realizations. This helps you continually grow, change, and improve yourself.
Your practice of self-discovery is as simple and as complicated as being human and choosing to show up to do life each day. You do not need to do anything extra. Sometimes specific practices can help you experience more insight into why you do certain things and how you are doing in general. This can give you the confidence and self-trust to be exactly who you are.
Some practices that can promote self-discovery are:
- Working with a therapist
- Meditation and breathwork
Regardless of what feels best for you in your process of being human, it is important to ensure you do what works best for you. Through creating space, knowing your intention behind your growth, and leaning into self-care practices, you can begin to reconnect to yourself and experience peace.
Self-discovery is a liberating and scary journey. While choosing to lean into discovering more of who you are so you can let go of who you are not can create self-trust and empowerment, it also requires vulnerability. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how uncomfortable cultivating confidence in being yourself is when you don’t have support. Our team is here to support you in cultivating practices that lead to self-discovery and acceptance. If you are ready to begin or continue healing, call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.