Knowing Better And Doing Better, Self Discipline

Knowing Better And Doing Better, Self Discipline

Doing what you know needs to be done and actually doing it even when you don’t feel like it. Meditating, eating right, excising, sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night and being grateful; we all know that these things are good for us, but how often do we actually take the time to do them?


Meditating takes 5 to 10 minutes a day at minimum, just sitting still and paying attention to your breath, that’s it! I heard Russell Simmons say “If you don’t have 10 minutes to meditate then you don’t have a life.” Hearing that, I thought WOW! 10 Minutes isn’t that much time to calm my mind.

Distractions and shiny objects are all around us. Some time I set alarms on my phone to remind myself of things like when I should meditate and I also time myself either with my phone or by my meditation music on my phone to make sure I’m meditating for at least 10 minutes. I do this, so that I can stay focus on the task at hand.

We all have self discipline within us. It’s just that we have to choose to use it. We know what we have to do, when we have to do it and what time we should have it done by. That last one is a tricky one. When there’s no time limit on a task I usually give it a week, or else it will just sit there; because I’ve got time to work on it later. I recently read an article on Strengthen Self-Discipline by Doug Forbes and I think that it had some nice experiments at the end for us to try. Check it out and let me know what you felt about your experience with it. Either leave a comment below or on the Facebook page. 

Author: Ericka Bates

Hello! I'm Ericka Bates. I am a wife and mother of 2. Totally nosey with the ability to read. Therefore a great researcher. Things I like to look into autism treatments, health, meditation, and personal development. In much of my findings with autism, stress came up a lot. Stress turned out to be the cause for most health problems. Know what can defeat stress? Meditation! Meditation is not only a great way to get rid of stress, but it's also used to reduce anxiety, depression, anger, lower blood pressure and increase your creativity. There are many forms of meditation and right now I am actively practicing 4. I sit quietly and watch my breath. At first this was hard. My mind kept wondering, I was sitting in thought. Now my mind still wonders some, but I think that I'm getting the hang of it. Hey, practice makes perfect right. Walking is my favorite form of meditation. I listen to a podcast while walking and when I'm done I feel relaxed. Gratefulness or Gratitude is another good one. When I get upset, I stop and think okay, what's five things that's good about this situation. This calms me down and makes me feel better. Like the saying goes happiness is a choice and I wanna be happy. Happiness just doesn't show up you have to produces that kind of energy for yourself. Visualization is the fourth form of meditation I practice. I have a vision board with pictures of the things I want and the things I want to do. The pictures are fun to find, cut out, arrange, pin up and their nice to look at every day. Because your only choosing the things you like and want to do makes this form of meditation a joy to have in your life. It wasn't hard making meditation a part of my every day life. Now I feel that meditation is the foundation to anyone's personal development. Hopefully you'll find a form or forms of meditation that's just right for you too.

4 thoughts on “Knowing Better And Doing Better, Self Discipline”

  1. You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be really something that I feel I would never understand. It seems too complex and very wide for me. I am having a look ahead for your subsequent post, I’ll attempt to get the dangle of it!

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