“Jen, sticking to a plan can be tough.” You might find yourself excited about a new nutrition plan on Monday, only to abandon it by the afternoon. Or, you might commit to exercising but give up after a few days when you don’t see immediate results. In this episode, Jen shares her top five secrets on how to build lasting self-discipline.

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SHOWNOTES

“Jen, sticking to a plan can be tough.” You might find yourself excited about a new nutrition plan on Monday, only to abandon it by the afternoon. Or, you might commit to exercising, but give up after a few days when you don’t see immediate results. Here’s how to build lasting self-discipline:

  1. Understand Your Why: Identifying a compelling reason for your goals is crucial. Reflect on what you stand to lose if you don’t follow through. This understanding can fuel your motivation.
  2. Establish a Routine: Consistency is key. Like in the military, where daily tasks like polishing boots can build discipline, incorporating goal-aligned activities into your daily or weekly schedule helps maintain focus.
  3. Set Achievable Goals: Goals should be challenging yet attainable, with milestones to celebrate along the way. These “win points” keep you motivated.
  4. Prioritize Self-Care: Self-discipline demands mental and physical well-being. Emphasize the importance of sleep (7-9 hours) to support your body and mind, enhancing your resilience.
  5. Seek Support: Surround yourself with people who encourage your efforts. In the military, the communal aspect of tasks like boot polishing fosters a sense of accountability. Find a walking buddy or a supportive community to keep you on track.

Remember, self-discipline isn’t about complexity; it’s about simplicity and consistency. By focusing on these five areas, you can develop the self-discipline needed to achieve your goals.

HEALTHY LIFE HACKS

The Healthy Life Hacks I want to share with you today are:

  1. If you know your pain, you will be on your way to change. Follow the 5 steps.

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