I Am Disciplined With What Matters
Most To Me.
I started this affirmation series of posts to publish positive affirmations with the intent to help others. I am finding that creating them and talking about them every day is a great benefit for me too. What you focus on expands, I have been told.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s affirmation post I am challenged when it comes to discipline. I want to be able to control and motivate myself in the ways that matter to me most. I believe that the foundation of a good life is a healthy mind and body. That is what matters to me most and where I want to be self-disciplined.
Where do I begin? My research tells me that the key to self-discipline is the mind. Meditation is the tool that gives the mind the ability to become disciplined. Studies have shown that the following are some of the reasons why:
- Meditation activates the willpower part of the brain.
- Meditation releases feel good chemicals that keep us from having cravings.
- Meditation melts away stress and anxiety.
- Meditation helps us focus better.
I have decided to meditate every day to begin to discipline myself. As I say this, I feel some resistance within myself. I have made these types of declarations before with very good intentions. Then I have done whatever I have dedicated myself to do for awhile (maybe a week or two). Then I quit. This leads me to ask, “Why do I not keep at it, whatever it is?” This question may be at the root of my poor self-discipline. I wonder if meditating on that question will bring insight that could help me.
What do you think about your own self-discipline? What will help you be disciplined to do what matters most to you? What keeps you from disciplining yourself?