Mental discipline is important if we want to keep ourselves sharp. Will power can wax and wane at times, so taking time to give your mental skills a workout will help you retain focus, achieve goals and be more successful.
Change requires effort, but it doesn’t need to be all or nothing. Any time you want to alter a habit, or create a new one – start small. Take exercise for example – many people decide they need to start a new programme and go at it like a bull at a gate, only to collapse in an exhausted heap after a couple of weeks.
Instead of trying to find an extra hour every day, try adding an extra five or ten minutes of exercise to every day – over the course of a week, that will add up. Or, on the days you can’t find time, try and do five minutes worth of exercise at home (15 pushups, 15 squats, 15 sit-ups etc) – it will still add to your activity tally.
Similarly, spend five minutes doing jobs you don’t enjoy regularly, so they seem less like a mountain to overcome. If you stick to small, specific goals,you’ll be much more likely to stick to them and can celebrate daily successes…