Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Discipline

What does that word mean?

dis•ci•pline
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
  • Procrastinating
  • Spending Money
  • Staying up late
The good habits I would like to replace them with:
  • Cooking at least 5 days a week
  • Drinking Water
  • Exercise
  • Reading books
  • Playing with my children
  • Sticking to my plans
  • Saving Money
  • Go to bed no later than 10 p.m. on weekdays
I enrolled in Ashley Wren's "Love Yourself in 2009" over at Scrappin' Style TV. Everyday she gives us a little activity to do to get us thinking about our year's goals. There is a whole lot more to the program, but basically it is an accountability system as well as a motivational tool.

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.

6 comments:

Fly Girl said...

You can put my name beside yours as we share many of the same bad habits! I need to exercise. I need to get to bed earlier during the week. I need to cook (so my husband won't have to). I need... I need... I need... discipline!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Add me to the list for exercise! I sooo need to get off my butt this year! LOL! Enjoy the class - it looks like a good one!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Octamom said...

Love the way you're giving your word 'legs'! Thanks for the link to Ashley Wren--I'm looking forward to heading over!

Blessings!

MJ said...

Oh, your good habit list almost mirrors mine completely. I'm already in breach of the 10 p.m. rule unless Sundays are excluded because they aren't a "weekday". (As a lawyer, it's always important to look at the little details!)

I'll head over to AW's too! I really missed Overlooked when she stopped doing it!

Coachdad said...

Love your post...I will work on my own bad and good habits list!

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