Here we observe discipline as a way of supporting your well being.
So what is discipline?
Discipline is all the little things you do to support yourself.
Discipline is here when you need it.
Discipline is a practice of self care.
Discipline is a set of actions you create for your well being.
Discipline is with you at every moment and in every situations.
Your discipline is what you do for yourself.
You are the one doing it for yourself. Remember you create your life 😉
What isn’t discipline?
Discipline is not control.
Discipline is not rigid.
Discipline is not pressure.
Discipline is not here to annoy you.
Why create a discipline for yourself?
I see my discipline as a support of my well being.
It’s here to take care of your body and your mind when you’re a bit out of it. Think about the train track holding space for the train to reach its destination. Well your discipline is the track holding on your intention of well being, it’s what “keeps you on track”.
It’s a practice you create for yourself.
Everyday brings new situations and some days feel more intense than others. Life also makes us experience challenges and difficult moments sometimes. Your discipline is here as a support. You know whatever happens you can hold yourself sane and safe.
Your discipline helps you when you feel overwhelmed, lost or confused.
Your discipline is your way of life.
How to create your own discipline?
The key is to practice everyday.
To make this reality, create a discipline of many activities. You need to be creative so you can adapt in any situations. You can’t control your overwhelm but you can control your reactions to it. And that’s when you discipline is your superheroe 😉
Which activities make you feel good and support your wellbeing?
Some you already practice, some you might want to start practicing.
Create your list.
For example my discipline includes: three conscious breath, doing affirmations, drinking a cup of tea, looking at the sky, doing three sun salutations, meditation, stretching, walking, sitting a moment, massaging my hands, taking a shower, go for a wander outside the house, etc.
You hold your ground and center with your simple daily habits.
Surely you are doing for your well being already. You simply have to see it.
Also you want to bring new habits like yoga, body movement, meditation or other healthy practice.
Write it all down.
Your discipline is like a deck of cards. It has to be practical so you can benefit from it everywhere.
The habits you’re already have, keep them alive.
The ones you want to add to your discipline, start practicing now. Don’t pressure yourself, don’t be rigid. Bring them one step at a time. You are influenced by life’s cycles so don’t expect to do the same all the time. It’s about integration.
You want your new trainings to become habits so they are always here with you.
Stop thinking about it, start doing.
Do it now.
A few minutes or many hours doesn’t matter. Wherever you are you can do it too. You integrate with your mind and body.
Find your own ways of doing.
It’s about daily practice. You bring something new in so become used to do it first. Then with time you will deepen the practice.
Let yourself experience.
How to strengthen your discipline?
You keep it alive.
Sometimes we separate from a practice and it’s ok. It allows us a break and also shows us what it brings to us. It’s beneficial to take a step aside sometimes to see the benefits of one of our practice. It also allocate space to bring a new one in.
Another trick is to talk about it and share it with others.
If you feel your stagnating, it’s time to learn something new. For that take a class or bring a new practice in.
You strengthen your discipline by opening it and making it always available.
- I stretch my neck and wrists when I wait standing in line.
- I massage my hands when I wait for a bus.
- I meditate in transportation.
- I can stop and deep breath three times everywhere.
Your discipline is your support.
Remember you are doing for yourself.
Picture: Keeping on track, taken I’m Val David, Quebec, Canada. March 2019.