Have you ever gotten all fired up about something that you wanted to accomplish -- a new healthy way of eating, making exercise part of your healthy lifestyle, losing weight, or a new project? And then over time, you could feel your resolve dissolving? Action is the bridge between intention and manifestation. Without consistent action your positive intentions turn into wishful thinking. It's easy to start out energized because your enthusiasm gives you the momentum. Once the newness wears off and you start to encounter obstacles, that's the critical time that tests your will to succeed. This is when most people give up – why having discipline is essential.
But discipline gets a bad rap these days. Everyone wants ease and grace, and effortless flow. And they shun discipline as somehow being contrary to this flow. Too often discipline is equated with punishment. Why is this? It probably has to do with outmoded beliefs and negative emotions imprinted from earlier experiences when we saw the adults in our lives as harsh task-masters trying to deprive us little kids of having fun.
In reality, whether you are trying to lose weight, exercise more, or just plain take better care of yourself, discipline is essential to success. If you want to lose 10 pounds it’s not going to drop off your body all at once. Likewise, if you want to eat more healthfully, you have to do it one meal at a time. And exercise, too, requires consistency week in and week out. All of this takes discipline.
Think of discipline as your key to increased lightness of being and total freedom. In the realm of health and well-being success is rarely the result of one big action; rather it is the accumulation of lots of little actions taken consistently over time. If you want to develop health-sustaining habits discipline is your best friend because experts say that it takes about 30 days of consistent, repetitive action to develop a new habit. Once you establish this new habit, you begin to free yourself of struggle, procrastination and resistance. You know what to do and you do it without having to think too much about it. Your new healthy habits become your new health routine and over time this evolves into your unshakeable healthy lifestyle.
In fact, when it comes to enhancing your ultimate health and well-being, discipline is truly a form of self-love. When you think of discipline as the ultimate expression of self-love this shift in perception creates the opening that makes you actually want to nurture yourself consistently. You don’t have to be the hard disciplinarian; self-discipline does not mean self-denial or self-punishment. Self-discipline IS self-care! When done with kindness and compassion this new form of discipline keeps you moving toward your goals with love and total acceptance of yourself, where you are now, and the past that brought you to this present moment. Remote, distance healing proxy sessions are designed to clear your de-energizing patterns around unworthiness, inadequacy, indecision and procrastination. And uplift your state of being as you move into joyfully doing those things that support your ultimate health and well-being. Turn discipline into self-love so you can go the distance and succeed in making your intentions reality!