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Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins stress the importance of moving away from self-control based thinking and strategies as we learn to adopt Self-Reg strategies that always look at excess stress as a key cause of most behaviour and mood problems.

It’s not always easy

The self-control mindset has been with us for centuries, so it is deeply embedded in the way we think, analyze and assess situations and people (including ourselves). Even as we embrace Self-Reg, the old self-control mindset can get in the way.

Today’s Question: 

What is the self-control strategy that you default to most often and what have you learned about how to ignore it, or at least shove it to the back ground more often?

In the comments below, share your thoughts, ideas and questions. Let’s get a great discussion going about self-control stumbling blocks!

Additional Resources:

Blog: The Pervasiveness of the Self-Control Paradigm

Self-Regulation vs. Self-Control

Self-Reg Foundations

Self-Reg Summer Symposium