Another thing the Self does is that it puts off to another day what it can do today. If you find yourself not doing something and putting it off, it is definitely the Self. The Higher Self does what is necessary immediately; the Self cannot be bothered. As I have said prior to this, the Self is lazy and does not enjoy chores. The higher one goes in vibration, the harder it is to deal with the Self when one is tired and exhausted. This is why once a week I have a Self day.
I work very hard in the job I do. Sometimes I do not give myself the credit I should for the work I do, for to me it is my passion. It has never been work, but even passion needs a day off. My Self does not like my passion, because I love working and helping people. The Self would rather watch TV and have the pleasures of life. So one day a week, I get up and check my email (of which there are always very many). I deal with them and some I print out and leave for another day. Then I take the day off. I may go to the casino or to the shops, Alan and I might take a drive and go somewhere for dinner, but my Self gets pampered the whole day. At the end of the day it is happy and content and leaves me alone for the rest of the week. It is a perfect arrangement and it does not even realize I have outwitted it, it is so naive!
Try having a Self day yourself, just one day a week. It can be any day, not necessarily a weekend. Just watch how things change for you once you do. I would love to hear your stories too if you would like to write me (info@MargaretMcElroy.com). One can conquer the Self. It just takes a little practice and know-how.