1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.
2. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.
3. Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order.
4. A systematic method to obtain obedience.
5. Discipline aims at the removal of bad habits and the substitution of good ones, especially those of order, regularity, and obedience.
6. Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.
How does that fit into my life?
Definitions 1-4 are more in fitting with my daily life at school, but I am currently working on definition #5 - removing bad habits and substituting them with good ones.
The bad habits are numerous and include:
- Drive Thru Restaurants
- Sweet tea
- Internet Usage
- Couch Potato Lifestyle
- Spending Money
- Staying up late
- Cooking at least 5 days a week
- Drinking Water
- Reading books
- Playing with my children
- Sticking to my plans
- Saving Money
- Go to bed no later than 10 p.m. on weekdays
Each day I have been writing down my thoughts and feelings about food and my activities. Ashley even has us making our own contracts based on our year's goals. I still have yet to do mine. (Go back to my bad habit of procrastination.) It will get done, just don't know when yet. :-)
Well, I am off to help my daughter fight the same habits. I'll keep you posted on my endeavors. Best wishes with yours.