Let’s Remind Ourselves That We Are Human – Your Morning Motivational Tonic With Tim Abel
While we all truly want success in our lives, there are so many barriers to the achievement of these successes.
For the last 5 or 6 years, my understanding of how things work as planned has more to do with oneself than the outward influence.
Obviously, many essential qualities contribute to our happiness and what we can achieve in our lives. However, the most important quality to ensure we have long-term success in all aspects of our lives is self-discipline.
Sincerely, it is the number one trait that we need to accomplish our goals, lead a healthy life, and be happy.
So many of us struggle with this aspect of our lives.
But we have no option else. What we must try to do is to work on ourselves.
In view of this fact, here are five methods I would suggest we all try at our best to improve on our self-discipline and be able to gain a better control of our lives.
I know it may not be easy, but with some level of conscious efforts, we can achieve even more than we think.
1. Learn To Always Be Sensitive & Remove Temptations
Temptations are per second distractions around us on a day to day basis. We must learn to know those things that are temptations and then make efforts to remove them from our environment as it is the critical first step for improving our self-discipline.
As the old saying goes, “out of sight, is out of mind.” If you are trying to improve your focus at work, turn off your cell phone and organize your desk and remove distracting clutter.
Start setting yourself up for success by eliminating the bad influences.
2. Start Eating Regularly, and Ensure Healthy Meals
Recent studies have determined that low blood sugar weakens your resolve. Your ability to concentrate decreases when you’re hungry because your brain is unable to function at its highest potential. Hunger increases your likeliness of having a weak sense of self-control and makes it difficult to focus on the tasks in front of you.
To keep yourself on track, make sure you eat healthy snacks throughout the day to ensure you are well fueled.
3. Don’t Wait Till It’s Convenient
Being able to improve your self-discipline means that you have to begin to change up your routine; which can be uncomfortable.
To break old habits and form new ones, you have to make active decisions.
Your brain will resist the changes you are trying to make because it has been programmed to embrace the bad habits you’ve established.
To counteract this, you have to acknowledge that it will take time, and take the appropriate action now.
4. Reward Yourself After Every Milestone Is Achieved
When you are working on increasing your self-discipline, it doesn’t mean that you go at it like a drill sergeant. When you give yourself zero wiggle room, you are more likely to fail.
Learn to schedule specific times during your journey to reward yourself for the hard work you’ve already accomplished.
Improving your self-discipline can be hard, set yourself up for success and reward yourself for your effort.
Learning to improve your self-discipline is going to take commitment and a lot of hard work.
Incorporating these four methods into your daily routine will help you get started on the right path and help you reach your goal faster.