How can we be more disciplined, especially during the month of January, when we make New Year’s decisions, and we accept those that we rarely follow? Well, it’s not that hard …
Self-discipline is a challenge in itself. Most of us have been late or lazy at some point. But research suggests that self-discipline is related to higher IQ. And where does self-discipline come from? And how do we become disciplined?
What is self-discipline?
In dictionaries, self-discipline is defined as the ability to control feelings and overcome weaknesses. In fact, it’s about controlling the decision to do something and overcoming a weakness called laziness.
What motivates us, prevents us from delaying our duties and being lazy, we also know how to control our desires. And when we control our lives, we have a greater sense of accomplishment, are more motivated, and make healthier decisions.
How to be more disciplined?
Objectives that are visible
One study found that the method of writing goals increases the chances of achieving them by 42%. Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly.
Pay attention to jammers such as TVs, cell phones, etc. they make us less productive. When you are fulfilling your duties or pursuing goals, remove anything that prevents you from dedicating yourself completely.
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Make sure you have enough energy during the day. This means that you get enough sleep, a balanced diet, are physically active, and have a positive relationship with people. When you give your body enough energy, your mind will also work better.
Ask yourself “why”
Once you know why you are doing this, you will be able to focus on that goal. Remember all the benefits and you will become more disciplined.
Believe in self-control
If you don’t think you can change it, you won’t change it. Our thoughts and beliefs play an important role in our decision-making. Focus on the task, even if you encounter too many difficult obstacles.
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