I kinda suck at this. If you can conquer your physical and mental being…you can conquer anything in the world.
To have the type of power over yourself to stay focused, to control your emotions and to do whatever it takes to keep yourself healthy is difficult in an instant world with so many distractions.
Here are some simple ways you can practice self-discipline to eventually kick habits that hold you back so you can move forward.
- Meditation: you know I LOVE meditation and recommend it to everyone as a way to connect with self and calm the mind. If you can set aside 15mins a day to close your eyes and breathe. Let go of any thoughts and allow yourself to be still.
- Exercise: Did you know that the best way to start a new routine is through physical activity? Physical movement creates muscle memory, so exercise is an easy way to get your body acclimated
- Wake up early (at the same time if possible): When you discipline yourself to start your day earlier giving yourself ample time to eat breakfast, read something positive or do your morning motivation…you create a structure each day that gives you a sense of discipline. If you conquer your mornings, you can conquer your life.
- Eat healthier: You are what you eat. Literally. If you start to think of what you put into your body as if you’re feeding a newborn baby, you may make different choices. When you exhibit self-control by not eating the first free donut that your job puts out in the kitchen – then you’re already putting yourself ahead of the game of life.
Practice these basic steps to self-discipline, and see how you feel. Anyone can master a skill but it takes a super human to master one self.
Are you ready? Try this 30 day Morning Motivation challenge as a starting point towards self-discipline. Let me know what you think!