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Day 2: Discipline is a Process
I know that this has been one of my problems. That all or nothing mentality that leads me to try and “fix” the bazillion problems I have with myself all at once. I’ve written before about my lack of follow through. And it’s a prevailing problem for me. Which is why I was so excited to start this, because I agree that discipline is a process. It takes long-term commitment and patience, two areas of struggle for me. I’m so glad for the practical application “assignments” each day, and for this group of encouragers we have assembled to go along together.
I read so many self-help books that basically just restate the problem and solution as we know it. Because, let’s face it, we already know what to do, it’s doing it that is the problem.<–Tweet This
Think about it. We all know that to lose weight we need to eat better and exercise. It’s the application that gives us problems. But, if we can be patient about it and make smaller changes consistently, they add up. Crystal says:
Making small changes over time cements new habits in a way that quick, drastic changes cannot
Assignment 1: Choose one small thing to change today, & follow through.
For myself, I have found that the way I start my day sets the tone for the rest of the day. If I wake up and head straight for the computer to my blog/social media, then I’m far more likely to spend too much idle time on it. However, if I start my day instead, by doing something productive (including having a nice quiet time w/ the Lord), I will be more productive all day long. So, my plan is to make my bed immediately upon rising. This has kind of always been a thing for me, but I’ve gotten hit-or-miss with it, and I want to get back to it. For me, a made up bed just makes the room look so much neater, and again, it starts my day off on a productive note. I’m also committing to have my quiet time before I touch my computer in the morning. It’s another thing that I have kind of fallen away from.
Assignment 2: Complete the second part of your mega-project.
I’m continuing on in the kitchen today. Yesterday, I organized the dishes in my upper cabinets. Today, it was the food in the upper cabinets. Creeping along, but it still feels good to be productive and
How did you do today? Come back when you’ve finished and let us know. What small change did you commit to starting?
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