ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: Discipline’s reflection: What does self-love look like? – Be your best self – #SmashYourCeiling, change starts from within -Business & Lifestyle Experimentation for #TheWomanAlchemist
Hi everyone, and welcome back!
Back in early May, I spoke about commitment being the key to achieving self-improvement, and that self-discipline equals self-love.
With our focus for this month being on self-reflection, I want us to take a moment to touch on the importance of discipline and how it equates to self-love.
As you know, and I stress, that self-love includes, but is not limited to simply just ‘loving’ yourself in thought alone. Yes, it begins on the inside, but it must follow through to the outside.
It is about your behaviour towards yourself that is loving, which includes those promises you make to yourself. It’s about valuing yourself to a point where you don’t just give in to instant gratification. You know that through discipline and keeping to the plan you’ll benefit in the long-term and reap those rewards.
By taking a moment to self-reflect and deeply think about our discipline, in association with self-love, is as important as actually engaging in that act of discipline.
We need to see how far we have come, analyse our challenges, and note how we have either, overcome those challenges, or if we gave into them. And let’s face it, we all make mistakes, we break the promises we make to ourselves, and all too often we self-loathe.
By being distraught about this, we can go further into the pit of despair. However, looking at our achievements and our failures with an intention to improve can make a world of difference – and that in its own way is discipline.
What is discipline?
Self-discipline is about making the hard choices, every day. And some days will be harder than others – that is natural, so anticipate it.
Discipline is about more than that diet. It is acting in your best interests and that leads to self-love, which in turn becomes self-acceptance.
The video by Will Smith is as relative today as it was when I first mentioned it back in May, so as you self-reflect on your self-discipline, it will be great to give this video another look.
Until next time x