The common denominator when adopting or maintaining habits is a lack of discipline, which in turn leads to procrastination.
The most interesting thing about these habits is that they are things you can do on a daily basis, so you don’t have to invest a lot of time or energy.
Discipline is a powerful tool. Of course, there will be those who are born with talent or what some might call “luck”, but in most cases talent is the product of discipline.
Training discipline within our routine has become extremely important. In fact, some studies argue that lack of discipline and self-control are linked to childhood obesity in some countries.
Training discipline in your daily routine is not as difficult as it might seem. These three daily actions will help you to train your mind to think practically.
You probably think this has nothing to do with discipline, least of all being productive. However, it is about impulse control, doing something you don’t want to do and taking action without putting it off for later.
It is very simple: when you finish eating, wash your plate, cutlery and any other utensils that you have used. When you finish your coffee or tea, wash your cup. It may seem tedious at first if you’re not used to it, but that’s what discipline is all about.
This small and seemingly insignificant habit has more benefits than you might imagine.
Studies show that making your bed in the morning improves your productivity because it stimulates a “first task of the day complete” feeling that motivates you to continue with those that follow.
Another reason to do this is that when you return at the end of the day, the tidiness will help you relax.
This one is only for the brave, especially if you live in colder climates and you have to leave the house early. However, this simple trick forces you to face discomfort and challenge your own excuses, which are generally responsible for the lack of discipline.
It does not matter if you start with hot water, the important thing is that you finish off with cold water.
These simple actions will train your mind to discipline and facilitate self-control. If you find it difficult to start adopting these three habits simultaneously, you can take one to start, but remember that if you do all three, the results will be better and come faster.
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