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  • Writer's pictureAli Naglee

A Twist on Self-Discipline

Last week we wrapped another fantastic 5 Day Reset. We kicked off 2023 in a healthy, motivating and inspiring way and these ladies put their self-discipline to the test! Not only did they prove to themselves they could do it, but they got incredible results and, in turn, gained tools to incorporate what they learned into their everyday life moving forward. After all, things are not sustained if they aren't realistic...

That leads me to a question: What do you automatically think of when you hear the word "self-discipline?" Do you associate that term with restriction? Do you cringe? Do you automatically think of robotic mannerisms? Do you think of it as super "strict" or "no fun?" If you do, you're not alone. In fact, not too long ago I thought the same things, too.

Just for a minute, I would love for you to look at the word in a different light. Instead of thinking of self-discipline in a negative way, can you think of self-discipline as a form of self-love?

Before I explain, take a minute to picture the person you want to be. For example, are you picturing a healthy, fit, successful, present, vibrant, active, or joyful person? Fill in a word that describes your ideal version of yourself. You could also use your "word of the year" if you've chosen one for 2023.

Have your word? Great! Picture that version of you in your head. Now, think about this: Every action you take is a decision that either gets you either closer or farther away from her. Your "ideal self" doesn't get there by doing a few actions sprinkled in throughout the year. Instead, she gets there by making those small, seemingly insignificant choices ALL year long.

So, having self-discipline to make decisions based on your best self is a form of self-love because you are constantly making choices for your own personal betterment. These decisions compound over time. For example, if you want to be the healthiest version of yourself this year, you aren't going to chose to exercise and eat well just a few times a year. Of course, we can (and should) expect to have missed days or mishaps along the way (which, by the way, are totally normal, realistic and down right human). But, if you're consistent with the behavior and choices associated with your "ideal you," then a few of those "off" days won't be a big deal in the long run.

I'd love to offer you a chance to practice some self-love! I have a FREE challenge starting TOMORROW. It's the 28 Day Self-Love Challenge that will run for all of February. Each morning I will send you one quick and simple idea that you can put into practice that day. I also think it's a beautiful activity to do with your kids because they are never too young to learn about self-love and worth. If you're interested, please register below if you haven't already!

PS. This will be a fun opportunity to build up that self-discipline muscle too!

Make it a great Tuesday, friends!

Talk soon,

Ali Naglee

Certified Holistic Health Coach

Certified Girlife Facilitator

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