THE POWER OF SELF DISCIPLINE

There are many qualities that contribute in achievements and happiness of an individual’s life. These qualities ensure long term success in various aspects of life. One such quality is SELF DISCIPLINE. Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment.

Be aware of yourself, your goals and what motivates you and pushes you to achieve success. People who have high levels of self-control tend to be lot happier and also have high satisfaction with life. Self-discipline equips the person to deal with everyday stress and conflicts. As it gives the power to stick to your decisions and follow them through, without having to change your mind due to influences around you.

The people, who are self-disciplined, do not allow their feelings or impulses to influence their choices. In other words it can be said that they are not driven by impulses and keep a clear head and live by rules. They make rational decisions without feeling stressed.

Self-discipline requires practice, where you train yourself to break free of bad habits and establish good ones, and improve by making changes in daily routine. Improved self-discipline make life easier, you make healthy choices without getting emotional.

Remove temptations by keeping in mind the quote “out of sight, out of mind”. If you are trying to study or working on an assignment, turn off your cell phone or keep it away, remove things that distract you or tempt you. Ditch the bad habits of influences and set up yourself for success. Visualize the success or rewards that you will achieve once you accomplish your goals.

Self-discipline will help you reaching your goals; it will help you in obtaining better health, better life style, success in school, success in work and will make your life easier.

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If you haven’t noticed it yet, I LoVe tangible take home interventions. 🙂 This is one of the reasons I find making things like stress-balls and glitter bottles in session with clients to be so helpful. Let’s be honest though, kids don’t always remember to take them to places like school or other structured environments where they seem to need them most.

I am a school based therapist and I recently started my own supply basket of fidgets such as glitter bottles, sand timers, bendable toys, and stress balls. I then made a sign out sheet for these items to rent them for the day. I put the paper inside of a sheet protector so dry erase markers can be used and paper can be saved. 😉
I included the date, what the fidget is that they are borrowing, the purpose (helping remind them of when and how…

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