How to Maintain Self-Discipline?
By: Rupashi Chhabra
Self discipline is the epitome of attaining successes in life. Whichever aspect of life, you want to excel in, you need to master the art of Self-discipline. But what is the secret sauce behind truly being self-disciplined. So maintain self dicipline.
There is no complicated formula behind truly being self-disciplined, mainly you need to know yourself truly inside and out to carve out a path for you to embark on to attain self-discipline.
One of the main problems that most people don’t possess self-discipline is that one runs from hard, uncomfortable things. Most people tend to do the easy, comfortable, familiar things. So instead of facing our hard, uncomfortable day-to-day projects or facing our dreaded finances, we run to distractions like videos, games. Specifically running from discomfort is making us forgo self-discipline.
Self-discipline is like a muscle: the more you work on developing it and using it, the stronger it will become.
However, to start your journey at self-discipline, it is as important not to start with goals that are too ambitious. Instead, set smaller goals, and increase the level of challenge slowly over time. With self-discipline, the more you practice, the better you’ll become.
But you can accomplish self-discipline by following easy tips as follows:
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“Out of sight, out of time”, a popular saying but how many people follow this saying. And the question you should ask yourself is that consciously do you keep the things at bay while you are working or studying or even trying to read a book so wanted to for really long.
Especially while working from home, frequent notifications can be tricky to juggle at once. But there is a way to combat such distractions, what you can do is set your notifications to be active at particular times of the day when you aren’t working, mainly to give your complete attention to the task at hand.
Nurture Yourself Poem by Ashourina Yalda
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Feeling overburdened by taking the world’s problems on your shoulder, you can change the way you tackle the everyday horrifying new cycle by self – disciplining yourself. By watching the news just once a day, so that you can be updated but escape feeling overwhelmed by things out of your control.
Learn to distance yourself and indulge in self-care and nurture yourself both physically and mentally to balance your output.
Don’t shame yourself
Don’t Shame Yourself
Shame is believing there is something innately wrong with us. Sometimes we don’t even recognize that how we are showing up in life is because we are full of shame. Until one day, shame makes and keeps us sick. Or we find ourselves stuck doing the same things over and over again, heading down a familiar path of self-destruction, or re-creating the same old dynamic in a relationship where we end up thinking we have to change things about ourselves in order to be loved. The stories we tell ourselves about being unlovable are rooted in shame, and they can be re-written.
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A very important point to remember as shaming yourself achieves nothing but leaves you feeling bad about yourself. But we can argue that what if you thrive on negative reinforcement. No one and I mean no one can achieve self-discipline in the long run by shaming themselves.
You want to attain and maintain self-discipline throughout your life so that you can make it a habit rather than something you practice when you feel like it.
To conclude, we can say that to effectively attain self-discipline, by eliminating temptations and remember to nurture yourself while practising the process of self-discipline. Most importantly, don’t say yourself but be patient with yourself.