The body is shaped,
and in time, trusted
Self-discipline can be considered a type of selective training, creating new habits of
thought, action, and speech toward improving yourself and reaching goals.
Self-discipline can also be task oriented and selective.
View self-discipline as positive effort, rather than one of denial.
Scheduling helps you focus on your priorities.
By focusing on starting tasks rather than completing them, you can avoid procrastination.
Advantage: Building a record will help you track how much time tasks take.
Advantage: You are working on tasks in small increments, not all at once. You first develop a habit, then the habit does the job for you.
Time management can become an overwhelming task.
When you do not have control over your own self, how can you control time?
Begin with task-oriented self-discipline and build from there.
Advantage: As you
control tasks, you build self-discipline.
As you build self-discipline, you build time management.
As you build time management, you build self-confidence.
Advantage: This log book can be a valuable tool to get a better picture over your activities in order to prioritize activities, and realize what is important and not important on how you spend your time.
Advantage: When you have a clear idea as to what you want to achieve for the day at its start, the chances are very high that you will be able to proactively accomplish the tasks. Writing or sketching out the day helps.
Associate a new habit with an old one:
If you drink coffee, make that first cup the time to write out and prioritize your tasks.
Advantage: Association facilitates neural connections!
On a calendar in your bathroom, on a spreadsheet at your computer, on your breakfast table: Check off days you successfully follow up. If you break the routine, start over!
Advantage: Visualizing is a ready reinforcement of progress
Observe the people in your life and see to what extent self discipline and habits help them accomplish goals. Ask them for advice on what works, what does not.