WHAT IS MY “SENSE OF SELF?”
Your Sense of Self is a conscious (or subconscious) awareness of existing independently as a unique and potentially autonomous human being, and of what intrinsically comes with it in your daily life.
Your Sense of Self develops in early childhood but is subsequently (often negatively) influenced and manipulated by parents, teachers, and other caregivers . . . leading to a lifelong fight for acknowledgement and an addiction to approval.
HOW CAN I RECOVER MY SENSE OF SELF?
The constant need to prove yourself leads to stress that can result in disease and dysfunction in all aspects of your life. However, it is possible to reverse an unhealthy mindset. And in Vogels’ book, The Motivation Cure, she walks readers through her Sense of Self Method—providing insight and tools to help explore the reasons behind your motivations, choices, and behaviors.