The truth is, self-discipline makes your life better in every single way. When you work on building your self-discipline in all aspects of your life, you’re going to end up happier, more successful, and physically healthier, too. There are many reasons why being self-disciplined benefits your health, so let’s look at a few.
Your Standards Go Up
When you have self-discipline, you’re able to get up on time, get to work on time and get your work done promptly. You’re also able to incorporate exercise, eating right, and making regular doctor visits due to your ability to understand that setting small daily goals will ensure you reach success. When you get that, you can make bigger and better goals with higher standards because you know how to do it.
You Eat Better
You’re not going to be tempted by that chocolate cake at the lunchtime meeting with your colleagues. Instead, you’ll completely ignore it because you know that you have some apple pie that you’ll be eating on Saturday at your family dinner. You also know that eating cake and pie too often will make you fat. You have no problem saying no because you understand the power of small choices.
You Move More
Because you know that moving is something that will make you healthier, give you more energy, and help you get through the day with more power, you exercise intentionally. When you exercise that way, you will be healthier in every single way. Self-discipline helps you create a daily habit of exercise that you make time for on purpose, and that makes you healthier.
You Sleep Well
Self-disciplined people tend to stick to a standard day. They get up and go to bed (for the most part) at the same time each day. This is what helps them get on a normal schedule, find ways to fit more into each day and get to bed on time. They can sleep the recommended 7 to 9 hours a night depending on their personal needs.
You Go to the Doctor
You know that being healthy means that you need to get to the doctor for your yearly physicals and if anything comes up between physicals. A self-disciplined person will do things as needed, instead of waiting until they are too sick to get good care.
You Don’t Over-Drink
You’re not the least bit tempted to over-drink. You keep track of your drinks and switch off with water if it’s going to be a long night, so that you don’t drink more than the recommended two – or at most three – drinks during a party. This ensures you will still make good choices.
You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Because you regularly weigh yourself and understand the relationship between body weight and belly fat to health, you stay on top of that. When you maintain a healthy weight, you’ll have more energy to get through each day.
Your Emotions Are Steady
Because you’re not rushed, pressured, or stressed – a no-drama day does that for you – you’ll be able to keep your emotions steady and not become a moody person. In fact, even if you do have a moment of anger, you’re able to control it because you have such a good handle on your emotions.
You Think before You Act
Because of your ability to think things through, match the situation with your values, and then make a choice based on that knowledge, you tend to make better decisions which benefit your health by avoiding dangerous situations.
Before you try any diet, or any potion or pill, try improving your self-discipline. More than likely it will be the main thing that you can point to as to the reason for your success. In fact, it’s probably the reason anyone experiences success regularly.