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Strengthening Your Sense of Self

What is a sense of self?

Our sense of self is our perception of ourselves.  It organizes the way we think about ourselves and our experiences of the world we live in.  It consists of the feelings, thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes we have about ourselves and the world around us.  Our sense of self answers the question “Who Am I?”  For example, beliefs such as "I am a good friend" or "I am a kind person" are part of an overall sense of self.   A strong sense of self allows us to feel serene and secure in the world, regardless of what is happening around us. 

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