14 Ways To Understand Yourself A Tiny Bit More


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If you can’t understand the world, try starting with
yourself.

1. Learn
the story behind your health and ancestry with
a 23andMe
kit.

Learn the story behind your health and ancestry with a 23andMe kit.

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$199 and a healthy amount of saliva will get
you a full mapping of practically everything
you’ve ever wondered about how you got to be
the way you are. The full-service Health +
Ancestry test will tell you where in the world
your DNA originated, genetic similarities
between you and your relatives, and even what
kind of muscles you have. The $99 version
focuses only on your ancestry, but it will even
tell you how much Neanderthal DNA you
inherited!

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2. Or if
you want to get a closer look at your heritage,
sign up for Ancestry.com.

Or if you want to get a closer look at your heritage, sign up for Ancestry.com.

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Memberships start at $19.99 and include access
to vital personal information, like names of
ancestors, their countries of origin, and your
ethnic mix.

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3. Take
the
16 Personalities test to find out the
nitty-gritty details of your personality type.

Take the 16 Personalities test to find out the nitty-gritty details of your personality type.

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The free online test takes Myers Briggs to the
next level by assigning descriptors like
“adventurer” or “campaigner” to your result.
Though you can pay to get a more in-depth
analysis, the site offers a relatively detailed
description for each type for free, as well as
celebrities that fall in each category.

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4. Start
— and keep —
a bullet journal to keep track of your
to-do lists, schedules, or literally anything
you want.

Start — and keep — a bullet journal to keep track of your to-do lists, schedules, or literally anything you want.

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The beauty of a bullet journal isn’t just in
the zillions of possibilities
for design, it’s the freedom it gives you
to make of it what you want. Trying to figure
out why you’re getting so many stomachaches?
Make a meal tracker layout! Want to finally
make the most out of every day? Set up a system
to keep a record of the habits you might not
otherwise notice. Flipping back through your
journal at the end of a week, month, or year
will enlighten and surprise you.

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5.
Discover which of the 5 Love
Languages you speak most fluently.

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They say you can’t love someone else until you
know yourself. You don’t have to be in a
relationship to get something out of the book
and its accompanying questionnaire — they’ll
help you understand how you interact with
friends and family. And if you do have a
significant other, it has the potential to help
you and your partner learn how to effectively
communicate with each other.

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Knowing how much sleep and water you get — and
need — may be the key to feeling more alert,
awake, and active. Find an app that works best
for your personality, whether it’s just a
tracker, or one that gives you schedules and
advice.

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7. Have
your astrology birth
chart mapped to see how your destiny was
written in the stars.

Have your astrology birth chart mapped to see how your destiny was written in the stars.

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Sure, astrology is unscientific, vague, and
often wrong, but when things seem overwhelming
and complicated, some people find reassurance
in looking to the galaxy for answers. Star
charts look at the alignment of the zodiac,
sun, moon, and planets to determine your
personality, fate, and more. Plenty of websites
offer free chart analyses using your birth
date, time, and place, but a paid consultation
will provide more in-depth and personalized
results.

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8. Get in
touch with your reproductive system to finally
understand your health — and life.

Get in touch with your reproductive system to finally understand your health — and life.

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Toni Weschsler’s
Taking Charge of Your Fertility
is now
in its tenth edition, and for good reason: her
book on natural birth control and reproductive
health is practically a bible for any person
who just wants to figure out what the hell is
going on inside their body. Especially useful
for women trying to conceive or go off of birth
control, the book also has illustrations,
photos, and charts that make even the most
complex bodily functions seem simple.

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Locate your inner joy with a 52 Lists for Happiness journal.

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Each of the list prompts in this pretty,
hardcover journal promises to help you find the
key to your happiness and bring more balance
into your life. If you crave something shorter
and simpler, try a
Five-Minute Journal, instead.

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10. Watch
this “cube” test to uncover your true
personality.

It might sound crazy, but this classic
personality test can tell you truths about the
size of your ego and even how many children
you’ll have!

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11. Use
social media to discover new interests and
sources of inspiration.

Use social media to discover new interests and sources of inspiration.

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Scrolling through Facebook and Snapchat can
make anxiety spiral out of control — hello,
FOMO and jealousy — but it can also help you
figure out new passions. If Instagram is your
platform of choice, for example, head over to
the “Explore” tab and see what shows up. Often,
the algorithm will surface photos and accounts
that mirror things you’ve liked or looked at.
So if you’ve recently admired an artist’s
gorgeous watercolor videos, it may show you
tons of similar accounts…or it may show a bunch
of accounts that
turn out to be the exact thing your life
was missing. Follow them — and unfollow the
ones that don’t make you feel awesome —
and before you know it, your feed will calm,
inspire, and maybe even educate you.

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12. Get
your aura read and photographed to better know
the ~vibe~ you give off — and what you attract.

Get your aura read and photographed to better know the ~vibe~ you give off — and what you attract.

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Your aura is invisible, but its field of energy
affects everything around you — or so its
believers say. Find out if you’re one of them
by visiting a reader (Radiant
Human is a mobile lab that travels around
the U.S.) and getting a special Polaroid taken
and read.

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13. Visit
your local natural history museum to get in
touch with how it all got to be this way.

Visit your local natural history museum to get in touch with how it all got to be this way.

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So many explanations for the world, for
humanity, for history, for you, and everything
else are packed into those buildings, and
they’re fun to visit, too! The American Museum
of Natural History in New York City, for
example, has a
hall of human origins that shows evolution
right before your own eyes. What better way to
grasp a sense of appreciation for how you even
came to exist?

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14. And
when all else fails, sit back, relax, and put
on Planet Earth so you can learn more
about the world around you.

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The award-winning series, now in its third
iteration, is a gorgeous look at nature and
animals and your place in the world, all
narrated by David Attenborough’s dulcet tones.
All of Season 1 is streaming on Netflix, and it
might just chill you out for once.

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