Aware: Having specified facts or feelings impressed upon the mind.

Another word for aware is conscious–being conscious of the things that are around you and within you. Some people, like myself, have an extra bit of awareness about them that comes naturally. An extra sense of things, if you will, though that sounds sort of floaty.  I think this awareness is part of what makes writers, writers. I also think that many teachers, psychologists, and counselors have this extra awareness as aware people are generally empathetic and more likely to seek out jobs and opportunities to help others.

One of the best ways to cultivate awareness is to read. Books teach you to to pay attention to your senses, notice details and place you firmly into the minds of others.

Action: Nurture increased awareness of the world around you by reading daily, both fiction and nonfiction.