Unaware Needs Can Lead to Disasterous Consequences

I am one to believe that it is normal to have needs. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. As human beings it’s only normal to have a need to love and be loved, a need to be needed, a need for companionship, etc. However, when these needs take over to the point of it overwhelming you and you are unaware of this blinding you into situations that are not healthy for you, these unaware needs can lead to disastrous consequences.

So how can one become aware of these needs before it leads to a point of disastrous consequences? I think a big key is being mindful. This is the first main thing. Being mindful means being present, living the moment you are living. Not thinking about what you need to do next, not worrying about tomorrow. It is living this very moment as is. When you are mindful, you are centered and when you are centered, you are more aware of what you are living at the moment.

Spend some time thinking about what really matters to you. What do you value most? What do you desire out of life? What would your perfect life feel like? Asking yourself these questions will help you understand what your needs are and what you can do about them.

Monitor your thoughts and emotions. Your thoughts and emotions can tell you so much about where you are mentally, emotionally and spiritually in life. If something evokes anger in you, ask yourself why. Emotions are not to be ignored nor are they your enemy. They are your allies to your well-being, believe it or not.

All these things may seem like a lot of work but it is work worth doing. Anything great in life is work and reaching for well-being will be one of the best work you can ever do and part of reaching that well-being that you want is being aware of what your needs are so you have a better understanding of yourself.

7 thoughts on “Unaware Needs Can Lead to Disasterous Consequences

  1. Sometimes we may not find the right sort of work one may enjoy doing or has the inclination to do but get forced into it due to lack of any rightful opportunity to find a work upto ones expectation/liking. In such a sort of situation, we have to make adjustments with our priorities till such time the coveted work is got. An honest effort pays handsomely. Best-work is the one which gives one satisfaction and our needs are met due to that.

    • Hi Harbans! I would like to thank you for commenting because I do love to hear other people’s comment. One of the things to always consider is your definition of whatever it is when it comes to your well-being. Certainly one’s work is very important because we do spend so much time at work, therefore, it is one area of life that we should all pay attention to. I do agree that there are situations that force people to just accept what is going on at the moment and in those cases, you do have to make adjustments. I do believe, though, that in order to know what the best job is for you that will help provide you with satisfaction and meet your needs, you need to work on you and part of that is understanding who you are and your needs so that you know how to meet them. In that sense I mean that working on your self is the best work you will ever do. Once again, thank you so much for your input. I love it! 🙂

  2. There is wisdom in your comments. At first, we have to set our priorities. Finding no work to do, means dissipation of energies. This may engender negative feeling in us. First, grab the appropriate opportunity. Improve upon our own selves by increasing our knowhow/knowledge in the interim and then keep trying for the coveted place one is capable of. Here too care ought to be exercised that we should not ‘bite what we cannot eat’ – meaning if we are selected at a job for which we prove to be mismatch then it may create heartburns after our selection. Here too there is an option, just be ready to withstand / tolerate the coming events and improve upon what we are not intensively may turn out to be a turning point in our career.

    Meaning, everything starts with us and ends with us only. Fright or fight is in our hands only. Lets see which one we adopt in our life.

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