Most people make an effort to "find themselves" at least once in their lifetime. What exactly does this mean? How do you find yourself?
What you need is a spiritual awareness guide, which we have provided for you. It will take you on a journey where you will find awakening for inner peace.
Know what you're looking for. This can be an enlightening experience. You will come to a point in your awakening that you truly understand who you are, what your motivations are, and what makes you tick. You'll be more productive, and you'll have a philosophy or belief system that can carry you through the rest of your life. In essence, finding yourself means determining what makes you different from everyone else.
Relax. Don't panic just because you don't know what makes you ‘you.' Many people don't. Do not try to force it; you must take your time. First, you have to disregard what everyone else thinks. Many people try to find themselves because they are tired of following the crowd. If you keep following everyone else's ideas of who you should be, you'll never truly be able to find yourself.
Find a quiet spot. Many people find it easier once they find solitude. This provides a place for the journey where you can test the things you've learned from your guide. Away from the distractions and expectations, you can truly think about who you are as a person. A road trip or solo vacation can also be helpful. You should feel independent and self-sufficient once you're free from distractions. Once alone, contemplate your life and where you want it to go.
Develop your moral compass. Some people read philosophy or explore different religions. You'll take a personal journey into your mind, developing your own moral guide. This can take the form of organized religion or many different ways of reasoning. Once you find this, stick to it no matter what, making it truly a part of who you are.
Explore yourself. What kind of person are you? If you had to choose three words to describe your personality, or the one you want to have, what would they be? You can think about these answers, or write them down. In fact, you may want to keep a journal to record your thoughts.
Explore your interests. If money was no issue, what would you do with your life? Even now, how do you want to spend your time? Explore your interests to find out what makes you tick. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it, or hold you back. Do the things that you want to do, and don't be afraid. Especially, think about those things you may eventually regret not doing, like studying abroad or learning to paint.
Know when you've found yourself. For some people, this is a lifelong quest. Others reach a point in their life, perhaps college or a "midlife-crisis" of sorts, when they feel the need to explore what makes them tick. So how do you know when you're done exploring? Nobody can answer this for you; most people continue through their entire lifetime.
Once you've done this, you'll feel much more connected to who you are. You'll be better prepared to handle whatever life gives you. However, keep in mind that this is not an easy or instantaneous process. You may even run into some dead ends along the way.