Finding Your Best Self

We described a clear difference between one’s “Basic Self” and one’s “Functional Self.”

In times of low stress, we tend to function better: our relationships exhibit more connection, we behave more in accord with our values and our.When stress (or anxiety) is higher, any of our “systems” may suffer: relationships become discordant, we lose the sense of living our “True Self,” we suffer physical and emotional symptoms based on our genetic make-up, and we react more emotionally and automatically rather than with clear thinking and planning.

Finding your “Best Self” requires an awareness of your starting point, who you are within the context of your relationships, both historically and in the present. Operating from an understanding of your emotional processes and working on “Self” permits you to gain choices within the various and interacting “systems” of your life and to maximize your functioning.