Vygotsky, a famous cognitive psychologist:
“An interpersonal process is transformed into an intrapersonal one. Every function in the child’s cultural development appears twice: first, on the social level, and later, on the individual level; first, between people…, and then inside the child…. All the higher [mental] functions originate as actual relations between human individuals” (1978, p.57).”
That’s why I started writing.
Writing do both things to us. Be it a blog or a journal of some sort.
First, you need to make being observant a habit.
Since starting the blog, I realised that I pay more attention to things and stories that are happening around me since I had to constantly look for materials to write about.
Second, you need to reflect on what you have observed.
Then come up with your own interpretation and thoughts on the thing you observed.
By being more aware of what’s happening externally, it stimulated me to think internally.
By looking out, I am also looking in.
Understanding oneself is the most important thing we can do for ourselves in order to really live a life that satisfies us. After all, we have only got one chance for this one.