Self-appreciation is about more than celebrating your strengths. Taking care of yourself is just as important—and the first step is figuring out what drives you, according to psychologist Jonathan Kaplan, PhD, author of Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating peace, Presence, and Purpose in the Middle of It All. In Kaplan's view, the very traits that fuel you also create emotional blind spots: scenarios in which you're least likely to attend to your own needs. By pinpointing what makes you tick, you can discover what keeps you from making yourself a priority. Follow your gut when answering the questions below.
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