A few weeks ago, I was searching the internet for information about how I could be more disciplined as I realise that sometimes I tend to be busy doing so many things and yet still I don’t seem to complete some of the most important things I should. I came across this great article by Alexandra Merisoiu and got in touch with her so that I could share with you as it will help us in our journey to being the best we can.
With Woman’s Day around the corner what better time to talk about Self-Discipline. Self discipline is a weapon I believe everyone should have in their life, especially women who wear some many hats and deal with so many things: mother (sometimes taking the place of the father as well), daughter, sister, aunt, entrepreneur or CEO and whatever other roles you may play in your life.
Whether it’s related to health, business, diet or fitness self discipline or self control is what will get you the consistent results you are looking for and you deserve. And it will also keep you sane.
But no one is born disciplined. It is a behaviour we can learn, develop and use for success in any area of our lives.
And as with anything else we can also lose it in time if not practiced regularly.
- Makes it easier to create and follow a plan. A plan may be related to fitness, nutrition, a project or a business, or a product of your business. Self disciplined individuals stick to the plan and make progress.
- When you are disciplined you are in control of your world and life and you can make more rational decisions without feeling stressed, upset, frustrated or fall into depression.
- Self disciplined people get the results they are looking for. As my mentor Amanda Watts, founder of Clients in Abundance, always says: consistency is key. When you are self disciplined you are consistent with your work, your training and your goals day by day, week and month. You let nothing get in your way.
- Self discipline is training or control of oneself and one’s personal growth. It’s one of the 20% skills that contribute to 80% of results when applied to the right habits or areas of our lives.
- Daily chores will be less stressful and frustrating. Everything will become easier, faster and less stressful on the body and mind.
Here are some easy ways you can start to discipline yourself.
After you get the hand of these you can apply similar rules to some of your other areas of your life
- Make a schedule for the first hour after you wake up. For example mine is 20 min practicing Qigong or another type of exercise, 20 min working on my to do list and 20 min reading.
- Wake up at the same time every morning. No snooze button.
- Plan a to do list, decide how much time you will spend on each task and do them. Turn off any phones, laptops, email, facebook etc for 30 min or 1 hour you decide to work on your task. If you are not used to this level of discipline then instead of starting with 1 hour slots start small, 15 min for example, and slowly build up.
- To build discipline I ask my clients to do food diaries. Besides the fact that we look at their nutritional habits we also build self discipline which helps us later when we work on natural movement, meditation and personal development as part of the Six Essential Principles of The Merisoiu Technique
- Sign out of your facebook, email, twitter, linkedin accounts etc and only check them 3 times a day for 1hour maximum, or around those lines.
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I am the Founder and Coach at Urban Women Fitness where I work with professional women in their 30’s and 40’s to help them relieve stress and overcome depression.
I do this by taking them through The Merisoiu Technique and its Six Guiding Principles: Earthing, Zanshin (awareness), Natural Movement, Nutrition, Personal Development and Habits Transformation.
I take my clients from exhaustion and overwhelm to feeling excited, enthusiastic and transformed in just 12 weeks.
UWF is about technique and smart coaching which enables women to push boundaries for physical, mental and spiritual growth and development.
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