Popular actress shared her life hacks on how to increase the level of self-discipline
There are many important qualities that can contribute to a person's achievement and happiness, but there is only one that leads to sustainable and long-term success in all aspects of life: self-discipline. Whether it's your diet, fitness, work ethic, or relationship, self-discipline is the number one trait for achieving goals. How to improve self-discipline? Remove temptation. Eliminating all the temptations and distractions from your environment is an important first step in working on self-discipline. If you are trying to better control your diet, cut out unhealthy foods. Uninstall fast food delivery apps. If you want to improve your concentration while working, turn off your mobile phone and clear the clutter from your desk. Set yourself up for success by giving up bad influences. Eat regularly and healthy. Studies have shown that low blood sugar often weakens a person's resolve. When you are hungry, your ability to concentrate suffers as your brain is not functioning at its full capacity. Hunger makes it difficult to focus on the tasks at hand, let alone make you grumpy and pessimistic. You are much more likely to have a weakened sense of self-control in all areas of our lives - diet, exercise, work, relationships. To stay on track, make sure you eat well with healthy snacks and meals every few hours throughout the day. Don't wait until you like everything. Improving self-discipline means changing your daily routine, which can be uncomfortable and awkward. Behavior habits are traced in a part of the brain called the basal ganglia, the part of the brain associated with emotions, patterns, and memories. On the other hand, decisions are made in the prefrontal cortex, a completely different area. When behavior becomes a habit, we stop using our decision-making skills and instead operate on autopilot. Therefore, giving up a bad habit and developing a new habit not only requires us to make active decisions, but it will also seem like something wrong. Your brain will resist changing in favor of what it was programmed to do. Decision? Accept wrong. Recognize that your new regimen will take time to feel right and natural. Keep working. Plan breaks and rewards for yourself. Self-discipline doesn't mean that your new regime has to be completely tough to execute. In fact, the lack of room for maneuver often leads to setbacks, frustrations, and concessions to old habits. As you practice self-control, plan for yourself breaks and rewards. On a diet? Make Saturday sundae day. Are you trying to lose weight? After a month of going to the gym, indulge in an unusual massage. Working to control your expenses? Allow yourself to spend a couple thousand at the mall on Sunday. (Leave credit cards at home and only bring cash.) Self-discipline can be tricky. Reward your efforts. Forgive yourself and move forward. Introducing a new mindset doesn't always go according to plan. You will have ups and downs, incredible successes and complete failures. The main thing is to keep moving forward. When you have a failure, realize what caused it and move on.It's easy to sink into feelings of guilt, anger, or frustration, but these emotions will not help improve self-discipline.