Understanding ourselves better, and being at peace with who we are means we are more likely to be kind to ourselves, and to positively manage our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Try some questions and tools to cultivate greater self-awareness.

Do nothing

This question about understanding yourself, comes from a 2014 study conducted by researchers from the University of Virginia and Harvard, showing that for many people, doing something is better than doing nothing.

Time management

This quiz adapted from Martine Barclay’s of Redefine Your Edge is to help you understand where you’re at in terms of using your time as effectively as you can.

Calendar

The calendar never lies. You can make resolutions but if your calendar doesn't reflect the planning and setting of specific goals around effective learning and studying, you're lying to yourself.

Metacognition

Metacognition in relation to learning is knowledge about one’s own knowledge, thinking about one’s own thinking, and learning about one’s own learning.