What I’m Doing For Character Month: Self-Discipline

This month is all about self-discipline for me. I just want to do what I know I should do and say I’m going to do. Self-discipline is the one character trait that I’ve been lacking lately, but it’s one of the most important character traits on my list. At the start of COVID, I made a vow to be more disciplined than I have ever been in my life and looking back over the year, I’ve been less disciplined than I’ve ever been in my life. Yes, I have a few excuses, such as being sick and being stressed, but I’m done with those. I need to get into the habit of doing what I say I’m going to do – what I know will benefit my life in a positive way.

I’m Going To Focus On Daily Habits

I’ve written out a bunch of habits on a habit tracker. I bought this one from Etsy so that I could print it off and keep it in my Happy Planner.

I have 19 daily habits in there right now, including:

  • Walk.
  • Take all supplements.
  • Read.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Write in my dream journal.
  • Write in my journal.
  • Pleasure Saverio (Stole that one from Jon Butcher).
  • Study Italian.
  • Engage in one inspired self-care action.
  • Do not verbally judge anything or anyone.
  • Listen to Nerva session.
  • Listen to the Mindset session.
  • Listen to Calm meditation.
  • Study Italian.

Along with some other personal habits.

I’ve been neglecting my habits for too long, replacing them with YouTube and worry.

Post Content Monday To Friday On This Website And Work On Other Websites

Write. It’s what I do for a living. And, lately, I haven’t been writing much. Looking back at my content calendar has been sad. Over the past year, I’ve done 10% of what I had set out to do for myself.

The problem is that it’s easy to blow off writing a blog post. I have no one telling me I MUST sit down and write. I can lay in bed all day and complain. I can do what I want! I’m my own boss.

But all that moping around and complaining isn’t making me feel good. Writing makes me feel good. Working makes me feel good. So, it’s either I write Monday to Friday or I go out and get a job that makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something daily. For now, I’m choosing to write. We will see how that goes moving forward.

I’m thinking about starting some sort of vegan recipe review series. I don’t know what that looks like yet, but I have a strong feeling I should do it.

I’m also planning on working on some other websites that I created in a heat of passion and have been neglecting.

Do Daily Personal Growth Work

Currently, I’m on day 80 of the 100 Day Challenge. I’ll write a review about that when I’m done it, but for now, I just need to focus on doing it daily.

I’m also enrolled in the Lucid Dream quest on Mindvalley. That’s going to be an easy one for me to finish this month. It’s so good! Charlie Morley is the best lucid dreaming teacher EVER. There’s only one week left in that, so I’ll be writing a review on that quest soon. Let me just say that my husband, who couldn’t remember his dreams at all before this quest, had his first lucid dream last week. It’s amazing.

And, for obvious reasons, I’m going to take the Becoming Focused quest on Mindvalley. Self-discipline requires focus. I can’t count how many times I’ve been distracted by something shiny and ended up coming back to the task at hand hours later. I can’t find a direct link to this course, but it’s included with the Mindvalley Membership.

I also want to attend all live calls for Mindvalley this month that are of interest to me. Too many times I miss them because I forget to schedule them in or get caught up doing nothing.

Other than that, my habits include a lot of personal growth stuff.

Be More Disciplined In Improving My Love Relationship

My poor husband has been put on the backburner as I’ve dealt with alopecia, cysts, and loads of worry. That stops today.

My focus is on creating a stronger love relationship.

  • Doing date nights, no matter what.
  • Engaging more with him.
  • Complaining less.
  • Being more intimate.

All the good things that are easy to put off if you are caught up with nonsense.

So, that’s my character month in a nutshell. My main focus is self-discipline. I want to come out of this month feeling like I’ve done more than I’ve done in the past year.

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