Ways to Build Self-Discipline

18 January 2023

You need to be disciplined in order to follow through with your commitments.

But what if you are naturally easily distracted? What if you always try to discipline yourself but you get swayed the minute a temptation comes? What can you do to become more self-disciplined?

Self-discipline takes practice. It’s not easy to develop that you just say you’re going to be disciplined and you will automatically morph into a disciplined person. You need to practice self-discipline as much as you can in a significant period of time for you to become disciplined. How do you do that?

First, you need to know what your goals are and what you will do to make them happen.

When your mind is at a loss for what to do next, you tend to get distracted immediately. But if you already have a plan, you don’t even have to think about what you’re going to do. You just do it. You just follow your plan and if there are any changes, modify as you see fit. And then, keep moving forward.

Second, you have to practice hard work. Every day, you should commit to a certain time of hustling, of being diligent. It’s a trained skill so practice showing up at all times and then delivering what you came to do, whether it be for exercise, work, your personal growth, etc.

The third is to watch the habits and rituals you do in a day. Habits are very strong and when you make something a habit, it becomes instinctive for you to follow through with a task without overthinking it. Try doing something in a streak. For example, challenge yourself to exercise at least once a day for 100 consecutive days. As they say, it takes 21 days to make something a habit.

Fourth, eliminate all distractions. When you say a focused hour, you really mean a focused hour. You shouldn’t be doing anything else other than the task you set to do for that hour.

Fifth, always have Plan B ready. When Plan A seems to not work, then try another means to get to your desired end. You can also adjust goals by having a more realistic timeline.

Sixth, invest in tools to help you be more disciplined. You can buy ergonomic furniture that will make work and life much more convenient, comfortable, healthy, and luxurious. Here are some ergonomic pieces you may score from FlexiSpot, a trusted ergonomics company that has a mission to upgrade its customers’ quality of life.

Pro Plus Standing Desk (E7)

This item is BIFMA-certified, incredibly sturdy, and has a trustworthy 355-pound weight capability. Its leg columns are thicker than typical, and a scientific design limits the column gap to 0.05 mm, assuring a smooth lifting process. The foundation is constructed of solid carbon steel that meets automotive material standards. It has passed 20k motion tests, ensuring its durability. Additionally, you are eligible for a 15-year warranty at the time of purchase.

Customers adore its sleek design, which was achieved by laser welding the frame. It uses the sustainable and environmentally friendly Nordson Enviro Coat powder spraying method and has aesthetically beautiful holeless legs. Its anti-wear coating and temperature resistance ensure that the color will remain consistent for a long time.

Its adjustable height range is from 22.8" to 48.4", making it comfortable for those who are 4'2" to 6'4" tall.

It includes a built-in cable tray that is conveniently concealed beneath the desktop. It uses two customizable height presets, a sit-stand reminder, and a premium keypad with a USB charging outlet.

EP4 Seiffen Laminated 4-Spliced Standing Desk

The EP4 is the ideal synthesis of style and utility. It has a dual-motor lifting system with a maximum capacity of 220 pounds. Its height ranges from 25" to 50.6" and it rises and lowers at a rate of around 1.4" per second without creating noises that exceed 50 dB. It has an anti-collision mechanism that causes it to halt instantly when it encounters a barrier. It includes a pair of two desk hooks, one on each side, where you may hang things like your purse, jacket, headphones, and chargers. It also includes a cable management tray to keep the appearance tidy. Additionally, it features an easy USB charging port for your devices. The desktop is made from sustainable materials and has ample room for a monitor, laptop, desk necessities, paperwork, etc.

V9 Pro Home Office Height Adjustable Cycle Desk Bike

At any time during your working day, you may get in a workout with the help of this desk bike. There will be times when you feel drowsy at work, particularly in the afternoons when the day has gone on too long and there are lots of distractions all around you. A chair that can provide you with energy at any moment and fulfill your daily exercise requirement would be greatly appreciated. This FlexiSpot product features quiet, soft pedals that allow for pleasant use even if the other partner is present in the room or during meetings. A calorie counter and a configurable cardio system with variable resistance levels are also included in the bike. The removable keyboard tray can be used as a desktop, and the seat's height can be changed to suit your preferences. Customers of FlexiSpot adore how reliable and little it is. Additionally, it will be simpler to maintain a regular fitness schedule because utilizing this desk bike while at work doesn't feel like a challenging workout.

Final Word

As the famous Nike line goes, “Just do it!” You literally just need to do your tasks. Remember that day when you clocked off the day with a fully ticked to-do list? How did It feel? Reminisce about that moment and try your best to tackle your tasks in the most efficient way so that you get to relive that feeling of relief and accomplishment. You can do this! You have done it before so you can definitely do it again. Nothing is impossible as long as you stay committed to your goals.