mindfulness

Developing Self Discipline

What do you dream most about in your life? You’re filled with amazing ideas and can even envision yourself happy, healthy, and successful. Most of all you know exactly what you need to do to achieve your goals

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Our dreams are nothing without self-discipline. Regardless of the goal: trying to get over procrastination, stop making excuses not to workout, finish the project you’ve been wanting to create, or even trying to prioritize self-care, none of your goals can be reached without self-discipline. 

There are 3 things I practice in order to create more self-discipline:

1. Raise my level of awareness.

We can only change what we are aware of. Take inventory of how you think, act, and feel to understand what’s keeping you from being more self-disciplined.

2. Consciously challenge yourself.

Breaking bad habits or changing behavior requires a shift in the way you do things. Step out of your comfort zone. Face the resistance to change with some tough questions.

  • How will I feel if I don’t make the disciplined decision?
  • How will I feel if I do make the disciplined decision?

3. Practice self love as you build discipline.

It’s important to know that strengthening discipline takes time and a lot of trial and error. Be aware of the internal dialogue you have with yourself, always. Be gentle. This will help you stay motivated when you inevitably fall off.

Always remember this: Discipline is what gets you started on day one. Self love and self encouragement is what keeps you going on the journey.

 

How to Deal With an Anxiety Attack

How to Deal With an Anxiety Attack

Anxiety is a state of unease, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of real or imagined threat. Having anxiety and a history of depression is an interesting thing.  Although I don’t talk about it much as I have in the past it doesn’t mean that I’m not dealing with, I’ve just picked up many tools and techniques to help me overcome it day to day.

Here's a few things that have helped me in a state of anxiety:

10 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

10 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

Try to exercise your intuition, listen to your body, and cultivate a mindful approach when it comes to your meal. Check in with yourself and only take what looks good to you. Pay attention to hunger and fullness the cues your body is giving you. If you’ve eaten past fullness give yourself grace and self compassion rather than judging yourself.