10 Tips for Improving Your Self-Discipline
We all want more self-control. Imagine how much easier life would be if eating right wasn’t such a struggle or a trip to the gym wasn’t a fight with self, regarding the desire for an extra hour of sleep.
Thankfully self-discipline is a trait that anyone can master. You don’t have to be born with the ability. In fact, by following a few simple tips, you can start improving your self-discipline skills almost immediately. Here’s how:
Understand What’s Particularly Tempting
We all have a weakness. Whether we can’t say no to the salty snacks or wind up staying up too late night after night, we’re looking at the same problem: A lack of self-discipline. By knowing what our triggers are, it’s a simple matter to defuse them.
Change Your Environment
Once you know what tempts you, the simple solution is to remove the trigger from your environment. Salty snacks? Stop buying them. Staying up late? Remove the lightbulb from your bedroom. Don’t be afraid to get radical and more than a little creative.
Set a Goal
Without a plan, how can you accomplish anything? Ask what you’re trying to change. What does your new future look like for you? Make an action plan to take you there.
Self-discipline doesn’t happen overnight. The only way you’re going to learn it is to practice it. Look at the plan you just created. What steps does it require? Push yourself to act on those steps, daily.
Break Things Down
Change is more natural to make when the steps are kept small and very simple. Break things down to their smallest components. What’s something small you can do today to help you build the habit of self-discipline?
Pay Attention to Your Body
Your physical health will always affect your willpower, so taking care of the basics, such as getting enough sleep and exercising regularly will help you to have better self-discipline.
Gain a New Perspective
The moment you start thinking you have no self-discipline, or that your willpower is a finite resource, you start limiting yourself. By changing your inner dialogue, you’re more likely to have success. Remind yourself often: “I’ve got this.” It truly is about mind over matter.
What’s Plan B?
When going into a difficult situation where you know self-discipline will be challenged, create a backup plan. Know before you begin just what you’re going to do if the worst happens. Implement as needed.
When you succeed in your goals, don’t be afraid to allow yourself a small reward. As human beings, we’re wired to work our best when we know we’re going to get something out the experience we want.
Know How to Move On
Screwed up? Forgive yourself. Keep going. It’s normal for everyone to mess up now and again. It’s what you do next that matters.
If you’re like most success-oriented people, you dream of gaining control over yourself and your life. That would be the ultimate accomplishment for many.
Habits are an important part of this process. Successes and failures are primarily the end result of habits.
Your habits will also determine the long-term results you achieve. The things you do repeatedly matter. The way you handle stress and uncertainty matter. How you plan your day matters. There are many things that matter when you do them day after day over a long period of time. Get started now!
Not Sorry! Unapologetically Attach & Achieve Your Goals
Have you heard the expression, “Sorry, not sorry”? Maybe you’ve used it once or twice. We can all thank singer Demi Lovato for coining the phrase, but it’s something we all have inside of us – deep, deep down.
Think about it this way: How would you react if one of your friends apologized for a huge accomplishment? You probably would tell them it’s unnecessary. Your small but frequent apologies are a microcosm of that example. What makes you any better than that person if you apologize for pursuing your dreams? Or for working hard and getting a promotion instead of your coworker? Nothing! Your goals, dreams, and ambitions are commendable, so you shouldn’t let anyone get in the way.
You’re unstoppable, unapologetic, and unrelenting. As you step through life, you’ll learn how to push the apologies aside – while keeping your etiquette and kindness intact. And we’ll cover that in this eBook. In fact, we’ll help you speed up the process by telling you why it’s crucial to unapologetically pursue your dreams, how to do it, and how it will impact your life. You’ll be unapologetic in no time!
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