On Disciplining YOU

Disciplining our kids is a real challenge for us moms. We’re always questioning ourselves, trying to meet that balance between being effective without being harsh, adjusting for our individual children’s unique personalities and challenges.

But what about US as adults? Do you find that you have a difficult time disciplining yourself?

If we find ourselves making excuses instead of meeting our goals, maybe we do.

“The first and best victory is to conquer self.”
— Plato

Maybe you want to get up early in the morning so you can have time to exercise, or work on a project that’s important to you. Maybe your goal is to consistently cook dinner instead of spending money on takeout. Or perhaps your house is a mess because you can’t seem to tear yourself away from Facebook.

Assuming those goals are reasonable, the problem may be a lack of self-discipline.

Sometimes we’re our own worst enemies.

“If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself… self-discipline.”
- Harry S Truman

If you need a little help in this area, Crystal Paine’s new ebook: 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life may be just the ticket.

Here’s the interesting thing about willpower: It’s a finite resource. (If you want to read more about the many studies that have proven this, check out the book Willpower.)

People who accomplish a lot in their lives aren’t born with more self-discipline than the rest of us. They know that willpower is a finite resource, and therefore they have learned to create habits and routines that make meeting their goals easier. In other words, they’ve organized their lives in such a way so that they don’t have to exert as much willpower.

Crystal has also figured this out and is really good at applying it in a practical way in her life.

On her blog, she has shared dozens of ideas to help other women get more of what they want out of life. Crystal’s story itself is quite inspiring, but she admits that she isn’t naturally self-disciplined – she’s had to work at it. And she’s sharing her secrets in this ebook.

Crystal is like your personal cheerleader on your journey to changing your life. In the first few pages, she encourages you to choose a “Mega Project” you’ve been neglecting, or one you’ve been dreaming of accomplishing but haven’t – and holds your hand while you make progress on it. Meanwhile you’ll also be add some smaller daily disciplines that will make your life run the way you want it to.

Go here to get Crystal’s ebook. It’s .99 right now but the price goes up to 4.99 in a few days!

It’s available HERE as a pdf that you can read on your computer or phone. And it’s available on Amazon for Kindle too.

I’m also giving away a copy of this ebook to a reader! All you have to do is leave a comment below. This giveaway expires in 24 hours! I’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, October 24 at NOON Eastern time.

What do you think about self-discipline? What is an area where you struggle with willpower? How do you discipline yourself to get things done?

About Carrie

Happy wife, homeschooling mom of many, autodidact, best-selling Amazon author, blogger, head chef and barefoot walker. Residing just outside Atlanta, usually found reading a book while sipping a hot beverage.

Comments

  1. Erica Guthaus says:

    I feel like I’m at a crossroads and stepping into a more disciplined life surround my self care is the next piece of the puzzle!

  2. Tricia Stuart says:

    Would live to read this! Lead by example, right? Be the change you wish to see in the world (and your family)! :)

  3. I’ve found that mindfulness meditation really helps me. When I’m noticing aversion to getting something done, sitting & reflecting often helps bring perspective to the issue. Trouble is, meditation is a discipline in itself! I meet regulary w/ a group, helping me keep my practice up. I’d love to read this book you’ve posted about!

  4. Her new book sounds wonderful and I need help disciplining myself too. Can’t wait to read it!!!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I’d love to read this. I have so many unfinished projects!

  6. Thanks for the chance of receiving this book; it sounds really helpful!

  7. SuAnne McBroom says:

    Money Saving Mom blog is very helpful; I’m sure her book is packed full of good, practical ideas. I would love to read it!

  8. Katie Girdner says:

    I’d love to win this – it seems like a fantastic read! I could use some inspiration :)

  9. Kendal Barriere says:

    I love her posts and other books. I would love to win this one!

  10. I struggle exercising and doing some other things that I really want to do or think I should be doing. I tend not to start because of fear or feeling like I’m not ready yet or not having enough time or whatnot.

  11. I wish i haven’t lost the giveaway time limit.
    I really love the self discipline subject and have been struggling with it for a long long time. My experience so far has been that once you apply self discipline in one matter you suddenly come aware of another 3 or more areas that need to be tamed. So any help over the subject can be more than helpful! Thanks a lot!!!