I’ve been thinking long and hard about how to write this… because it’s a touchy subject. Do you feel like people are becoming a bit “soft” on themselves these days? That our society is addicted to pleasure and escape whether it’s social media, junk food, or Netflix?
To be honest, I feel like people are really confused about what self-care really means. But escape and self-care are NOT the same thing.
Doing the hard things when you don’t want to do them…. I call it “Loving self discipline” because even though these things are hard, you know they’re good for you, and doing them is an act of self-love.
Let me ask you a question: What do you think of when you think of self-care?
And what do you think of when you think of self-discipline?
Many people think these two things – self-care and self-discipline – are polar opposites.
But I would argue that the two are intertwined.
That’s because self-care is more than pleasure. It’s more than bubble baths and brunch with the girlfriends. It also means doing the hard things when you don’t want to.
You know what I am talking about.
- Choosing the healthy option when you go out for lunch.
- Heading to the gym to workout when you’re just not that into it.
- Getting up when the alarm goes off so you can hit your morning routine vs. hitting the snooze button.
When you find yourself contemplating not doing something you just know, deep down, would make you feel better about yourself –
DO IT ANYWAY.
This is loving self discipline and it’s essential to your well-being and peace of mind.
Because once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.
Email me back ONE THING you don’t feel like doing right now but you are committed to doing “anyway” today.
Let’s get it done!
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