Sexy little thing called discipline and reality. Yes, control is hot and don't let anyone trick you into thinking otherwise. More importantly, try not to let your mind fool you. In my opinion, there is nothing sexier than the guy who has total control over his mind.
Knowing how to tame your mind is something like making love with your intellect. It might be tough love, but a beautiful child will be born out of it – your reality.
Become a star of your reality (show)!
1) Establish a Daily Routine
I often talk about the benefits of forming healthy rituals in life.
Having a daily routine means sticking to a schedule. With distractions hiding in plain sight everywhere we go, it takes a lot of impulse control to do so.
Now, don’t think you have to plan out your entire day and schedule your bathroom breaks to gain more control over your thoughts.
A small change, such as spending a few minutes in the morning thinking about your day, can help you start your morning feeling more focused.
2) Come up with a Strategy
Wanting to discipline your mind is a great start, but don’t expect to wake up one morning and be blessed with self-discipline. It doesn’t work that way.
Put your game face on and map out a tactic. Here are a few things you should include:
- The actions that will lead to you reaching your goals
- The aspects of your life you’ll have to improve
- The long-term rewards you’ll gain
Setting a clear course of action is paramount. Our minds tend to wander; we get distracted by trivial things without even realizing it.
Having a strategy helps ward off thoughts that sidetrack you from your objectives.
3) Finish Projects You Start
How many times have you started a project only to abandon it halfway through? Whether it’s a home improvement project or just this article, it’s important to finish what you start.
It says a lot about how disciplined you are but also about how much you respect yourself.
Do you value yourself enough to keep your promises to yourself?
Instead of spending your energy making all kinds of excuses, decide that a day isn’t over until you’ve completed planned tasks and activities.
4) Take Small Steps to Discipline Your Mind
You know how it is: We all say we’re going to make changes and become a better version of ourselves tomorrow.
The problem is that, in most cases, tomorrow never comes.
One last thing I want to tell you about discipline is that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You can start with small changes and take it from there.
Trying even one of these tips to discipline your mind today will go a long way. The change won’t be immediate, but the results will come.