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Know Yourself

Monday, May 21, 2018

Today I received the results of a DNA kit. I was anxious to receive the results. Most of the data I was expecting. I knew that my ancestry was primarily English and Irish. I was surprised to find a large amount of Scandinavaian ancestry. I am going to continue to review this and enjoy my information and discover some unknown relatives listed.

This made me consider what is also important. I know genetic info but do I know who I am. How do I react to others - why do I do the things I do and reach for a "crutch" rather than confront my issues. These are things that I consider.

For instance:

Be aware of your strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes.
Observe and be aware of your moods, reactions and responses to what is happening around you.
Become aware of how these moods and emotions affect your state of mind.
Examine how you interact with others.
Observe how your environment affects you.

Emotional eating is something that I have struggled with through out my life. I have done much better as I am aware that an emotion has often caused me to reach for food. But it is something all of us need to consider as we over indulge.

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