I have a lot of roles that I fill in my life – wife, home-maker, mom to six school aged-children, virtual executive assistant to 3 clients that I adore, blogger/writer, and founding consultant with Clever Container. Until very recently, I was also proudly wearing the role of caregiver to my mom.
Over the years, I have attempted to learn how to integrate more self-discipline into my own life over and over again. I have pointed you, my reader, to a number of great resources throughout my years blogging.
Well, here is some news that many of you will be like ‘tell me something I didn’t know’ and others that only know me through the internet, whether it be from Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or by subscribing to my blog may be shocked. . . I don’t have it all together — by any stretch of the imagination! Laundry is never all done (except for recently when my washer was broken and the trials in my life seemed insurmountable and my pastor’s wife took pity on me and insisted that she was going to do ALL my laundry! – 2 days later, it was all clean except for what we had been wearing those days. Don’t ask me how long it took to get it all put away). I only succeed in staying committed to working out one day a week and that is largely because I have an accountability partner that won’t let me not attend boot camp with her on Mondays (yes, it is like starting over every week because of the lack of activity in between, I am so aware!)
I’ve learned over the past two years, allowing my emotions to dictate outcomes in my life, instead of making clear, purposeful decisions, is a recipe for chaos and disorder. Once I started carving away at my bad choices and replacing them with productive habits and self-discipline, I slowly started to gain victory where before there was only discouragement.
The bottom line is: I wasn’t born disciplined. I have had to learn — and then implement (and that’s the important part!) — simple strategies to gradually change.
What I’ve learned is not rocket science. And the lessons can be applied to anyone, no matter your age or stage in life.
Are you going to join me? Let me know by commenting below! I would love to have you doing this with me.