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Self-discipline: correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement.
Self-control: : restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires.
The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.”
ANXIOUSa: characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or showing deep fear about some future eventb: having extreme self-doubtc: mentally distressing concern or interestd: wanting something very much, typically with a feeling of unease.
EASEa: freedom from pain or discomfortb: freedom from labor or difficultyc: to free from something that pains, disquiets, or burdensd: to lessen the pressure or tension of especially by slackening, lifting, or shifting
After reading the above breakdowns of EASE and WORRY, which state would you rather be in? Ultimately, it’s your choice because only you can control your life. Your beliefs about yourself and what you deserve (self-worth) will set the tone for how your reality looks. Notice that every emotion attached to anxiety creates a state of imbalance and keeps us enslaved to our own mental injuries. On the flip side, every emotion attached to ease creates an energy of FREEDOM, the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.