Life is all about Discipline, and boy do I HATE Discipline! I really lack in the department. I am horrible at following my own guidelines for God's sake.
Today I finally took my guitar out of hiberation. If you remember, It was one of my New Year resolutions to learn to play it. I always wanted to learn, ever since I was a tiny little Nubia. I guess I never took it upon myself or got pushed hard enough to learn. But yes my friends I am NOW determined, very eager and excited. Who knows what sort of levels of magical awesomeness can come out of learning something new.
Back to discipline, it is so important to lead a successful life. I feel that I'm getting a bit better at it in a subtle sort of matter. Here are a few way's I've improved my daily life.
-Even though this gets a bit messy at times, I tend to put post-it's all over my desk reminding me to do things.
-Consistency: This is key.
-Find out what holds you behind and consumes your time in a non proactive way, and change it. Target the problem and fix it.
-Make sure to cross stuff off your to-do list...It gives a sense of accomplishment
-Make rules for yourself... and maybe even punishments when not followed (no shopping for a month...yikes!)
-Visualize: Think of how much better your life will be if you learn to be strict and stern with yourself. I bet it's a pretty picture, no?
Our minds behave in a peculiar, funny way. It's hard for me to explain at times. When you have a corporate job, Lets say for example a 9-5 you will do what it takes to look good. You wake up on time, you make sure to do all your daily assignments, you listen to your boss and try to do as much as you can to be in his/hers good grace. WHEN YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS YOU SLACK. "I can wake up late tomorrow" "Those email's can wait" "I guess I can chill out and get back to working on stuff later"
It is a freaken battle with yourself. I struggle through this, so I thought it was important to bring it up. For those of you who are on this boat with me, you should take my advice and discipline yourself. You will feel better within a few weeks, I guarantee. Though it sounds easy, it's really not! Especially if you're stuck in your own habits. Good luck!
I lost my voice completely about 3 days ago. It set me back a bit but it's almost fully back and so am I.
This morning I woke with the mind set that I couldn't really go out because I wanted to be fully recovered tomorrow. However, I did get dressed because If I stayed in my P.J's all day, I would've probably been really lazy and not gotten much done. Also, My hair is pretty dirty at the moment unfortunitly. I didn't want to wash it because I didn't want my condition to worsen, so I did this cool side braid. It was real easy, it took me like 2 minutes.
Do you have any tips to share for good discipline or healthy routines? Please share below if so!
Ciao Xo Nubia Xo
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