We all know we need discipline in order to better ourselves and our lives. It can be difficult to do when you have an overwhelming amount of responsibilities and distractions everywhere you look. Having self-discipline is a great trait to acquire, it can help enable you to achieve your goals and feel a sense of accomplishment which in turn makes you feel much happier.
Of course, this does not happen overnight; it is an ongoing process. So, today I will be sharing three simple tips that have helped me to stay disciplined, and I hope that you try these out and practice these daily and see how your self-discipline will improve 🙂
1. Stay Focused
Think of an area of your life that you need to improve on, is it your health? Your work? Do you need to achieve work/life balance? Etc.
If you need more discipline in a particular area of your life, you need to have a clear focus on what it is you want to improve. Once you know, make sure to write down what you want to improve on and what you need to do in order to improve it.
Stay focused! Don’t let yourself get distracted and forget what you want to achieve because when you least expect it, a whole year will pass by and you didn’t achieve what you wanted to accomplish. And that is not a very good feeling, I speak from experience 😉
2. Schedule & Time Block
I am guilty of saying, “I am going to workout tomorrow.” But I never schedule time for it, and it usually never happens unless I actually block a specific time for it.
So, once you are focused and determined on what you want to improve on, take out your planner and schedule time during the day to only do that one thing.
For example, if you want to start working out then you could write down…
9am-10am: Stretch and Workout
Tip: Set an alarm as a reminder, so you don’t forget. Even if you don’t feel like doing it, just begin. Once you do this for several days, it will become a part of you and you won’t need a reminder.
3. Celebrate Your Wins
In order to STAY disciplined I think it’s important to celebrate your wins. It makes it more fun and exciting. For instance, I have a certain amount of articles that I needed to write for the week; I need to stay disciplined in order to get them all done. When I do, I make sure to celebrate my wins, no matter how small.
There are also certain days that I batch all my work, so I do a lot that one day so I can have other days free and to reward myself that day I usually like going out to my favorite restaurant with my husband, which means I don’t have to cook that day 😉
In conclusion, to stay disciplined, you need to stay focused, schedule and block time for it, and celebrate your wins.
Do these three tips daily, and you will notice a vast improvement in your discipline, and you will feel self-accomplished and much happier.
Question For You:
What self-discipline tips do you have? I would love to know! 🙂
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