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.