Examples of Good Self-Discipline
Last month we shared ideas to help you to focus on and improve your sleep. You can find those sleep ideas here https://bit.ly/3pCvmN5 In the month of March we are sharing ideas to help you with developing new habits and self-discipline. Today’s idea is our Best Examples of Good Self-Discipline For Your Best Life. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.
I want to start out by sharing with you that my own self-discipline and good habits have been so important over the past year. With all that has gone on in 2020 and continues in 2021 so far staying on track has made a huge difference in me reaching so many goals. For example, I began the practice of intermittent fasting, reduced my coffee consumption, got outdoors, and walked almost every day, reduced my weight by 45 lbs. and I am in better shape now than when 2020 started. The year when it came to my health and fitness goals are concerned was easy. So, let’s get into the idea of self-discipline.
It is our opinion that to be self-disciplined, you need to be able to create a vision for yourself to meet the goals that you set to achieve. You don’t need anyone’s outside help to get done what needs to get done. You do what you said you would - whether that was said to yourself or someone else, and even if you don’t feel like it. To get a bigger understanding of what self-discipline is, let’s look at some examples. Our ideas are not in any order of importance.
1. Wake Up on Time
The ability to practice getting up at the time you decide to is self-discipline. Pushing the alarm to snooze multiple times sets your day up first thing for a letdown. You have not lived up to your plan and the simplest way to do this is with some self-discipline. It only takes a few mornings of that practice of getting up when you decide to use your self-discipline for the new habit to begin. Waking up on time is simply self-discipline that gets you going each day.
For me, it is also about doing what I say I am going to do. This makes me excited about achieving the desired result. It feels good and I get the WIN which makes me want to achieve more.
Allowing yourself to have a WIN to start the day sets you up for a great day. It takes practice and self-discipline. Enjoy the process of becoming self-disciplined and reap the rewards of creating new habits.
2. Eat Well – Cook Well
We know today that consuming a diet of Frankenfoods, junk foods and highly processed foods is not a healthy choice and will not promote a healthy lifestyle.
A person who chooses to eat a real organic food diet is demonstrating excellent self-discipline and has begun the habit of living a healthier lifestyle by saying no today to short-term pleasure that always comes with poor quality food in exchange for being healthier long term.
The other important idea here is to build the habit of preparing your real food meals at home and eat at the kitchen or dining room table.
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3. Daily Exercise
I enjoy my daily practice of exercise. In fact, I schedule my fitness into my day and look forward to it. I walk each morning and lift weights or use kettlebells each afternoon as a part of my fitness habit. I know that many people tell themselves they don’t like exercise however it might be that they are not in the practice of doing some kind of exercise daily.
You see the human body is meant to move however in our modern lifestyle we have simply forgotten this idea. A person who goes ahead and does their exercise anyway each day because they have goals is showing how self-disciplined they are. If you are not exercising at this moment it is as simple as beginning a walking program.
4. Create Good Habits
Our goal this month is to help you realize that self-discipline is simply a way to create good habits.
For example, a person who has the goal to get up an hour earlier to go to the gym knows that the self-discipline will only be for the first month, then after that, a habit will be created.
Self-discipline doesn’t mean that a person never has fun. The ability to let go of weakness and do what you know is right is the best example of self-discipline. It doesn’t matter if it is for your work or wellbeing; practicing self-discipline for yourself is essential to your happiness and success in all areas of life.
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