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Maintaining self-discipline is often the secret to getting the rewards we want and the growth we need – so why do we struggle so much with it? In this episode, Jen shares tips on how to stay focused and motivated when we don’t feel like it, and why it’s vital to run towards the things that appear ‘too hard’.

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SHOWNOTES

Discipline is essentially doing the opposite of what I want to do. As much as I love surfing, on those cold winter mornings, there are days where I don’t want to get out of bed.

But, in the Army, I learned that if it’s hard to do, it’s more important to do it. I needed to do the opposite of what I wanted to do. This is what self-discipline is.

Self-discipline is the ability you have to control and motivate yourself, stay on track and do what is right. Some people call it will power.

The truth is, self-discipline is a learned skill, not an innate characteristic. According to a recent study by the Vienna University of Economics and Business, self-disciplined people don’t focus on deprivation; they focus on managing conflicting goals and create structure in their life (I’ve included the study results below).

How can you be more self-disciplined?

  1. First and foremost, forgive yourself. Guilt doesn’t work; it just negatively reinforces the negative behaviour 
  2. Remove temptations 
  3. Plan for success
  4. Focus on motivation 
  5. Move away from pain (go back and listen to episode 23 for more on this)
  6. Use aromatherapy – Thyme essential oil helps support will power

Healthy Life Hacks

So, the healthy life hacks I want to leave you with today are: 

  1. If it’s hard to do it more important to do it
    1. Thyme essential oil

Move away from pain – listen to episode 23 

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