The Benefits Of Self-Discipline
We are discussing self-discipline this month and now more than ever we feel it is an important topic for your health and fitness. Today's topic is How Self-Discipline Benefits Your Health & Fitness.
Hopefully, self-discipline is something you learned as a kid growing up. We believe that self-discipline is one of the most vital skills you were taught.
If you have learned this lesson, you’ll reap the benefits your entire life by reaching for and meeting your goals more easily.
Here are some of the benefits of a self-disciplined life:
1. You Won’t Be Impulsive
When you are able to control your own impulses, you tend to make much better decisions because you’re willing to stop and think before doing so. That means you’ll have fewer things to be sorry about when it comes to your health and fitness. You won’t skip your workouts; you won’t quit because you don’t see immediate results; you will make better food choices and you will get things done because you won’t create unneeded drama caused by impulsiveness.
2. You Know Your Priorities
A self-disciplined person is very aware of the priorities they have each day. They are prepared and look over everything in plenty of time to arrange their day to meet those priorities.
We believe this makes life way less stressful because discipline helps you to stay on track and practice creating powerful habits.
3. You Will Meet Your Obligations or Goals
Let’s be clear. Meeting obligations and your goals feel good. It’s not a downer or a drag on your life. When you follow through and do something for your health and fitness (or life) that is important, it feels good, and you want to do it again.
4. Reduces Procrastination
Procrastination is really a symptom of a larger problem - usually a lack of clarity in goals or a lack of confidence in skills, imposter syndrome, or fear of success. When you have self-discipline, you achieve your desired outcomes because of the clarity in knowing what you must do for your day. Be it making the desired food choices for your long-term goals, getting in the workout for the day.
5. You Don’t Need Passion to Finish Projects
One of the biggest myths of life is that you should work or do things when you feel like it. When passion strikes it is the time to work out according to many.
However, this is not a good plan. You’re not going to feel passion every single day. When you have self-discipline, you tend to get it done regardless of your thoughts and feelings. This is what I have experienced and the thing I know for sure is once I get that workout done, I feel good for two reasons: 1. I didn’t let myself down and 2. I achieved my goal for the day and this practice helps me get closer to the bigger long-term fitness and health goals I have planned.
6. You’ll Be Much Healthier
If you follow the ideas we have already shared then your health and fitness will move forward no matter what. Due to not eating everything you see, not avoiding exercise, and working hard instead of avoiding the work (which is actually stressful), you’re going to be much healthier. You’ll feel better physically and mentally because you’re making better choices.
7. You’ll Sleep Better
We shared the importance of sleep last month. When you get up at the same time each day, go to bed at the same time each night, and eat right most days - as well as do what you say you’ll do - you’ll sleep a lot better every night.
8. You’ll Feel Less Guilt
When you follow through in life - whether it’s something you promised to yourself or someone else, you feel less guilt. You won’t have any reason to feel guilty due to your good choices.
I feel this is one of the biggest issues we face today. We don’t practice the follow-through. By not doing the things you tell yourself it simply sets up bad thoughts.
When you have self-discipline, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t a fun person or that you can't be spontaneous. It simply means that you are reliant on yourself, trust yourself, and show this by doing what you promise yourself and others that you will do.
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