Acquiring self awareness  by  Charles Monari


Self-awareness means understanding our character. It means knowing our abilities, weaknesses, feelings, desires and dreams in life.

Self-worth means having a positive opinion about ourselves. It means understanding our own value.

Self awareness helps us to develop self-worth

Developing self-awareness


1.Mind controls our behaviour, feelings, desires and dreams
2.The body is made up of different parts. Keep it healthy
3.The soul is the spiritual of us. We keep our souls healthy by reading the word of God.
Identifying interests and abilities
Athletics    Reading      Football 
Singing      Dancing       Travelling
Acceptable character traits. Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Accepting feelings of self worth

Psalm 139:14 says

 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made

  • Be with people who like us
  • Doing what we love and enjoy
  • Developing our talents
  • Making good choices
  • Be responsible for our choices and actions
  • Upholding true values
  • Setting and achieving our goals

Responsible behaviour at home.

  • Completing our duties at home
  • Taking care of family property
  • Going home in good time
  • Completing homework
  • Be answerable for what we do


Responsible behaviour in public.

  • Dress decently
  • Speak politely
  • Use proper language
  • Respect other peoples property
  • Help  in community work

Setting and achieving goals

SMART goals

  • Specific - show exactly what to achieve
  • Measurable – results can be seen
  • Achievable – within our reach
  • Realistic – must be practical
  • Timely – be within given time

 Developing life skills

  • Being assertive
  • Making decisions
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Listening and responding to others

Being assertive

Making decisions in life


Creative thinking 

Solving problems in a new way; king Solomon solved the dispute of two women  

Critical thinking

Thinking logically by asking yourself
  1. What choices do I have?
  2. What will happen if I take this choice?
  3. How will this choice affect my future?
  4. Will I be happy if I make this choice?
  5. What difficulties will I face?
  6. How will I overcome the difficulties?
  7. Who can help me?
  8. How will I my choice affect the people around me?
  9. What does the bible say about this choice?
 Listening and responding
Listen attentively and then decide what to do.
Jesus was a keen listener 
1.Our interests are also referred to as ________
2.Abilities are ________
3.An example of acceptable trait is ______(theft, pride, kindness, hate)
4.Which is a life skill_____ (beauty, kindness, critical thinking, hobby)
5.King Solomon was famous because he _____  (was a great singer, was a great warrior,  had a lot of wealth, was wise).
1.Our interests are also referred to as hobbies
2.Abilities are talents
3.An example of acceptable trait is kindness.
4.Which is a life skill critical thinking.
5.King Solomon was famous because he was wise.

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