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5 Ways to Maintain Self-Awareness: Tips for Personal Growth

5 Ways to Maintain Self-Awareness: Tips for Personal Growth


Self-awareness is a crucial aspect of personal growth and development. It involves having a clear understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as how they impact yourself and others. Maintaining self-awareness is an ongoing practice that requires intentional effort and attention. In this article, we’ll share some tips on how to maintain self-awareness and cultivate personal growth.


  1. Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. By practicing mindfulness regularly, you can become more aware of your thoughts and emotions, which can help you make more conscious decisions. Mindfulness can be practiced through various techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing, or simply paying attention to your senses. Set aside a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness and observe your thoughts and feelings without judgment.


  1. Keep a Journal

Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you become more aware of them. Keeping a journal is a great way to reflect on your experiences and gain insights into your thought patterns and emotions. Make it a habit to write in a journal daily, even if it's just for a few minutes. Write down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and reflect on how they relate to your goals and values.

  1. Get Feedback

Ask for feedback from friends, family, or colleagues on how you come across to others. This can help you become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses. Be open to constructive criticism and use it as an opportunity to learn and grow. When receiving feedback, ask clarifying questions to gain a deeper understanding of the feedback and how you can apply it to improve yourself.


  1. Reflect on Your Actions

Take time to reflect on your actions and decisions. Ask yourself why you made a particular choice and how it affected you and others. Reflect on the outcomes of your actions and whether they aligned with your values and goals. Use this reflection to identify areas where you can improve and make better choices in the future.

  1. Take Personality Tests

Taking personality tests like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or the Enneagram can help you become more aware of your personality traits and how they impact your behavior. These tests can provide insights into your strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies. However, it's important to remember that personality tests are not definitive and should be used as a tool for self-reflection and growth rather than a definitive answer to who you are.

Ultimately, maintaining self-awareness is an ongoing practice that requires intentional effort and attention. By practicing mindfulness, keeping a journal, seeking feedback, reflecting on your actions, and taking personality tests, you can become more self-aware and cultivate personal growth. Remember, self-awareness is a journey, not a destination. It takes practice and patience to develop and maintain self-awareness, but the rewards are worth it! 


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Nike Showed Us How They Are Breaking Into Web3 With dotSwoosh

Nike Showed Us How They Are Breaking Into Web3 With dotSwoosh

  Our people over at Black Brooklyn invited us to a dotSwoosh event at WOODstack on Flatbush Ave to be some of the first people to get information on how Nike is rolling out their Web3 initiatives. It was a very informative session with the focus being around co-creation, community, and making sure up and coming artists are paid for their contributions to sneaker and streetwear culture.


  Masooma and Nik did a great job facilitating the conversation, the audience had a lot of questions and concerns about how Nike intends to use Web3. The potential with Web3 is limitless and being at the event reminded us of the many ways we can integrate this technology into our business as well as where the opportunities are for partnerships and collabs.


Masooma Ali

Nik Rupp

Jasmine Gao

Nicole Chow


  Here’s a few notes we took on how Nike plans to move going forward in this new space. If you see something that aligns with you, hit em up!


  1. Signature collections
  2. Virtual drops
  3. Athletes, creators, and collections + storefronts
  4. Immersive experiences IRL


  As we go more and more into this unchartered territory it is critical to remember that autonomy and ownership are of the highest importance. When working with brands make sure you do your homework and ask questions! Shout to Nike for giving us an inside glimpse of their Web3 plans and for being intentional about working with all the dope creators that make streetwear and sneaker culture what it is!


Stay aware 👁



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