Discipline is often seen as boring. We are doing the same habits over and over again. The secret is that discipline can actually lead to freedom.
For example, when we tend to have too much time on our hands (no discipline), we waste it because we get bored and need to think about what to do with our time.
Decision fatigue is when you get tired from making too many decision at a time. For instance, what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What to wear for work, who to call, which route you take to drive to wherever you are going, etc. By the end of your day, you have no more energy because you’ve been making too many decisions.
A way to counteract this is to decrease the number of decisions you make in a day and allow your brain to focus on more important things. Instill discipline into your day so you think about smaller things, less. CEO’s like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, wear the same clothing (jeans and a black t-shirt) every day to work so he doesn’t have to think about what to wear. If you cultivate discipline in planning your meals ahead of time, scheduling your gym routine, taking care of your health, getting your clothes ready, taking the same route to work, etc. Your brain could save energy for things that are more important to you. This is freedom of mind!
If you are looking for freedom from sickness and poor health. What discipline would be required? Would you pre-determine your foods, workouts, doctor’s appointments, take preventative health measures?
To gain financial freedom, would you have the discipline to put aside money, to invest, to not buy the extra starbucks coffee?
Discipline sets you free!!
How do you instill discipline into your life? Leave a comment below.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.