9 Powerful Ways To Cultivate Extreme Self-Discipline

Once upon a time someone told me I should teach people how to be disciplined

I was born with this โ€œannoyingโ€ habit as my husband would say

Of being disciplined

๐‡๐จ๐ฐย ๐๐จย ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎย ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ย ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž?

๐Ÿญย โ€“ย ๐—•๐—ฒย ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ย ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ย ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒย ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ย ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒย ๐—ฎ๐˜

You canโ€™t become disciplined at something all the time you tell yourself a bunch of excuses

โ€œI actually donโ€™t drink that muchโ€ when you are drinking alcohol 4 times out 7 for example which is more than half of a week

โ€œI donโ€™t eat that much sugarโ€ when you can never say no to a treat at the office, at home, at party etc. Before you know, you are having a treat every single day.

Why would you stop drinking?

Why would you stop eating sugar if you donโ€™t see the need to right?

When you are ready to be honest with yourself

You start taking empowered action towards being disciplined about the things you want to change.

๐Ÿฎ โ€“ ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ

When you write things down,

You make it real.

It is almost like telling the universe or God

โ€œI am doing thisโ€

It is a way you can keep yourself accountable.

Again by telling someone, they will keep you accountable 

When you see them, they are going to ask you and mostly likely

You donโ€™t want to look like a fool.

๐Ÿฏ -๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป (๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ)

After you write your goals down, 

you can write it down 3 things you are going to do daily towards your goal

If you want a proper plan, write when and how you are going to do it.

Donโ€™t leave it up to chance or in the air.

These days I meditate for 20 minutes.

๐Ÿฑ-ย ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธย ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ย ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒย ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ดย ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บย ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ย ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒย ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ย ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ

Discipline is built over a life time.

There is no end destination.

You get stronger physically because you start exercising daily then you move to the next level

You put a new plan in place to push your body a bit further and you keep going.

It is about thinking that whatever you are doing today, it is making you healthier, happier and more fulfilled for the long term.

๐Ÿฒ -๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜„๐—ต๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด

I asked myself daily during my whole chemotherapy treatment

Angelica, do you want to live or die?

Harsh but I needed to do it some days to get myself out of bed.

We can easily forget about how uncomfortable it is to live inย 


Our physical and emotional discomfort creep up on us slowlyย 

And as adaptable human beings, we get used to them.

Remind yourself each morning

I donโ€™t want to feel exhausted daily anymore
I donโ€™t want to have a cancer recurrence (that is my reminder here)
I donโ€™t want to feel anxiousย 

You get the gist here right?

You are the only one who knows how uncomfortable it is to live in your body and mindย 

therefore you are the only one who can remind yourself of it.

Once you remind yourself if it,

You empower yourself to doing something about it daily.ย 

๐Ÿณ โ€“ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป

A lot of people take action daily based on how they feel

โ€œToday I feel tired so I wonโ€™t exercise.โ€

โ€œToday I feel stressed so I will eat chocolate.โ€

If you lead your life by how you feel, 

You will probably sit in the sofa all day eating cookies.

As nice as this sounds, after one month of doing that

You will feel physically sick and probably mentally too.

Stop waiting to “feel like” to take action,

When you have your plan, execute on it daily.

๐Ÿด -๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—• ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€

Life is fluid and things happen all the time that are unexpected.

Again you canโ€™t stop practicing your daily habits every time something happens

You canโ€™t stop practicing habits that serve you every time something disrupts your routine

You need to have a back up plan

That you can implement when things donโ€™t go according to plan.

That could be doing a shorter exercise routine.

Cooking double from time to time 

To always have a healthy meal in the freezer.

๐Ÿต โ€“ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต

When someone else makes you accountable

You tend to stick to the plan because you want to do well

You donโ€™t want to tell that person some ridiculous excuse as to why you didnโ€™t do it

So you basically get stuff done.

On top of that, when you have someone guiding you

They can help you with a different perspective

Which is very valuable when we are trying to change.

Because the truth is everyone gets stuck and

Nobody makes it on their own.

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