Discipline is something we all wish we had a wee bit more of. With discipline, losing weight, going to the gym, and flossing regularly are a piece of cake. Intentions are set and met, and we feel good about ourselves when we exercise discipline.
You are also less susceptible to your impulses and emotions when you have a healthy level of discipline.
Here are some techniques to gain the discipline necessary to regulate your behavior and achieve your goals:
1. Make your bed.
It is a simple thing, but if you are like many people, you either don’t do it or you don’t do it well. When you are rushing around getting ready for work, you don’t feel like making your bed. But when you make your bed, you start out the day with a win, and this can alter the rest of your day for the better.
2. Eat a super healthy breakfast.
Decide on the healthiest breakfast that can possibly be created within your budget. Now, eat it every day. The healthiest breakfast is the healthiest breakfast. It is not just the healthiest breakfast you would enjoy.
3. Determine your motivation for doing something.
One way to stay the course is to understand the value in what you are doing. Going to your night class might be a drag, but if you remind yourself that you will ultimately become a nurse and help people, you will have the discipline to keep showing up.
4. Have a plan for what you will do if your discipline falters.
Suppose you are going a party and you want to stick to your diet. Have a plan for what you will do when faced with delicious, unhealthy snacks. You might decide that you will drink a glass of water or eat the apple that you brought with you but have a plan.
5. Become a master at finishing.
Whatever you start, finish. Get the job done. You might feel like finishing the laundry or writing a book report tomorrow, but get it done today. So many people leave things 10% incomplete. Overcome the urge to put it off and just finish it.
6. Eliminate temptations and distractions.
Why make life harder than it needs to be? Temptations and distractions can include ice cream, Facebook, or your cell phone. Discipline is easier to exercise when there are fewer distractions.
How much more could you achieve if you had more discipline? You know what you want and how to get it. With all the information available today, it is not difficult to figure out how to get what you really want. The challenge lies in controlling yourself. It is making the cold calls or skipping the hot fudge sundaes.
Discipline may be the missing ingredient in your quest for success!!
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