Are you a person who is easily giving up on something if it’s hard or not in your comfort zone?
Or are you a person who constantly changes your focus without finishing the work you already started?
Then it’s time to give some extra attention to build your self-discipline stronger.
What is Self Discipline?
Self-discipline is the ability to control your mind, thoughts and your actions (yourself). We all have self-discipline, more or less.
This is the key to your happiness, success, and fulfilment in your life.
Why do we feel like we don’t have self-discipline?
The reason is we don’t practice it or master it. If you don’t have self-discipline on some level, you can’t come this far in your life.
Practising self-discipline leads you to have a better successful and happy life. According to the study conducted by Wilhelm Hoffman, people with high self-discipline are happier than those who has less self-discipline.
Being more self-disciplined leads you to make better choices in your life and ease you to take the best decision of your life without feeling overwhelming. In other words, self-discipline helps you to make healthy choices instead of making emotional choices.
Developing self-discipline will be easier if you can Identify and remove your bad habits.
Bad habits make distinctions in your life. They block the balance of your inner power of achieving your goals.
You can make a list of your goals against what kind of bad habits distract you to go for your goal.
As an example,
Goal– finish the lecture notes within an hour
Bad habits/distraction– always check social media, Netflix
Now you know what makes you distracted from your goals.
Let’s find out the solution for your distractions
You know that all your distractions are based on your habits. Therefore, the best thing to do is replace your bad habits with good ones.
As a solution for the above distraction, you can set your timer for 5 minutes to check social media after finishing the lecture. That 5 minutes could be considered as a reward for completing your lecture.
Charles Duhigg, the author of The Power of Habit, explains that habit behaviours are traced to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia – a portion of the brain associated with emotions, patterns, and memories. Decisions, on the other hand, are made in the prefrontal cortex, a completely different area. When a behaviour becomes a habit, we stop using our decision-making skills and instead function on autopilot.
Implementing Healthy habits is the initial step for your
Have a daily routine
When you have a daily routine, you tend to schedule everything in a day. When you do your daily tasks for a schedule, automatically it becomes your habit which leads you to take the control of your mind. In that way, you can make yourself adapt to spend the day according to your schedule.
Find out more about implementing a routine from here.
Start with baby steps
This is the easiest way of practising new habits. If you want to make your bedroom clean and tidy, start to make your bed every morning before you go out of your bedroom as the first task of your day. The only thing you must keep in your mind is not to start another task without finishing the first one.
Reward yourself for every accomplishment
Once you complete your daily tasks, give some appreciation to you. This could be anything that makes you happy, motivated and healthy.
Balance your mental and physical health
Having a balanced, healthy diet and regular exercise is not only improve your physical health but also your mental happiness.
Meditation is an extraordinary tool that most successful entrepreneurs, Scientists, Doctors and high-level performers in many fields use to maintain their daily wellbeing.
A combination of weakly mental and physical health will create a catastrophic effect on your sense of self-control.
After reading the above tips, you’ll realise that controlling your every behaviour for your own betterment leads you to become a self-disciplined person. Practising good habits is fundamental to your self-discipline.
No one can make you a disciplined person. It’s up to u. If you want to become successful and happier, following these tips will show you the path to a happier and satisfied life.