Self-awareness is an ability to focus on one’s own thoughts, actions, and emotions and evaluate and manage them according to what standards and values you set for yourself. Being self-aware from moment to moment can lead to better self-understanding and an ability to manage thoughts, emotions, strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, and motivations, with a goal of a more peaceful existence. Fortunately, self-awareness can be learned and cultivated using some simple techniques. Dr. Carsten Eggers, Professor of Neurology and Co-director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, discusses self-awareness and how health confidence, the confidence to be able to manage health problems, relates to it.
Released: April 7, 2020
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