Choosing Discipline

With the new year here, self improvement seems to be the anthem of those striving for growth.

I guess I never thought too much about how crucial a goal-driven mindset can be, but perhaps that’s why I struggle so much with self discipline.

I know many people are doing the trend where they pick a word to track with throughout the year, and though that seems very appealing, I think I’m just going to work on trying my best to form healthy habits.

I guess you could say my word is “discipline,” but instead of feeling the pressure to live up to that daunting word, I’m just going to take this year one day at a time.

I didn’t make a “To Do” list, nor did I map out my plans for each day, instead I got motivated.

Zac started waking up early to exercise and I figured, “Why not me too?” And then I realized he was going to bed earlier and I thought, “Well that makes sense if I’m going to be waking up earlier.”

And thus proceeded my new “mindset” for this year!

It wasn’t forced, it wasn’t scripted, but it was built out of a desire for change. It’s more fun and enjoyable this way.

Since this is a very busy season for me, where there seems to be more tasks and responsibilities than hours of the day, budgeting my time well is crucial.

I’m honestly super excited, and the pressure of “getting it right” doesn’t have any place here. If I mess up? What is there to mess up? There are no rules. If I skip a day or two, so what? I just have to remember to keep on going.

I write all of this to encourage you that growth doesn’t need to happen all at once. In order to see results, it needs to become a process. And it can be an enjoyable one!

I like keeping my goals open-ended because it leaves more room for spontaneity. As long as I keep moving forward being disciplined in all areas of my life, I believe this year will show me I’m capable of a lot more than I realized.

And I’m sure it will do the same for you!

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Also, today marks 80 days until Zac and I are married! I can’t wait to call him my hubs đź’›

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