6 Ways to Rediscover Yourself

6 Ways to Rediscover Yourself #selfdiscovery #authenticself


Yesterday I created a list of questions or journaling prompts that may help you rediscover yourself. I decided to expand on this idea and provide some actionable ideas for those that may not be interested in journaling.

1. Spend an afternoon by yourself. What do you want to do? Let the answer provide valuable information about who you are and how you like to spend time.

2. Put on your favorite music and really listen. What feelings come up? What do you want to do – dance, sing, curl up in a ball, hit something?

3. Spend time in quiet reflection. Being still, quiet, and alone with your thoughts allows you to get in touch with your feelings. We are often so busy and distracted that we lose touch with our feelings. Recognizing an feeling all of your feelings is a key piece of owning who you are.

4. Make a gratitude list. Notice what you put on the list. These are the things that you value.

5. Do something that’s just for yourself. Taking care of others and putting other things/people ahead of yourself is often a contributing factor in loss of self. Putting yourself first and practicing self-care is a way to rediscover and value yourself.

6. Try a new activity. Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to try. Or maybe you’re not sure what you are interested in. Trying something new will give you an opportunity to find out more about what you like or don’t like.

I hope that doing these 6 activities will help you rediscover yourself. Thank you for reading and please share if this article was helpful.

Sharon Martin, a licensed counselor and psychotherapist in Northern California, specializes in helping adult children of alcoholics and others who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism. She has a private psychotherapy practice in CA where she is available for online counseling. Sharon is also the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism and write the blog Conquering Codependency for Psychology Today.

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