Anxiety Management: Self-Control

“Where is your self-control?”

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Sound familiar? Many of us have been asked this question at one point or another. You may have heard this question many years ago from a parent or other adult, although someone may have called your level of self-control into question more recently. Whatever the case may be, take a moment to think of a time someone asked you this question. What happened? How did it make you feel?

Now let’s talk more about what we mean by self-control. Self-control is the ability to handle personal feelings and emotions in difficult situations. This definition of self-control contains two key words: feelings and emotions. A feeling is an expression of sensitivity. An emotion, then, is an intense feeling with physical as well as mental manifestations, or the state of or capacity of having feelings aroused to the point of awareness. Invariably, feelings and emotions become far more important in difficult life situations.

Self-control is a key skill related to anxiety management. In fact, without self-control, anxiety management is not possible. When you learn how to control yourself, anxiety management becomes a reality. Anxiety Management demands that you possess the ability to control your thoughts, feelings, and actions.

In this series, you will learn about your ability to control yourself under difficult or stressful situations. You will learn about the basics of self-control as well as how to deal with others who try to control you. In this series, we will look at the following topics:

  1. Psychology of Self-Control

  2. Emotions

  3. Assertion

  4. How to Develop Self-Control

  5. Develop Your Habits

  6. Impact of Self-Control

Thanks for tuning into our first post in this series on Anxiety Management. If you’d like to learn more about how The Anxiety Management Program works, download our PDF brochure here.

About the Author:

Stefan is a senior developer at The Conover Company. He has experience researching and writing online courses for assessing and teaching Social-Emotional Intelligence and Soft Skills. He and his wife currently live in Oregon.

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