vendredi 1 février 2013

Having discipline and stress: the link

From the title of this post you might get that having discipline will cause you stress, and well, it will, for a little while.  You see, most changes are stressful.  We need to be more aware, we need to do things we are not used to and that's more stressful in the moment, than simply continuing in our less-than-good-for-us behaviours that make our life unmanageable or even hell.

But there is a silver lining to this.  It's short term stress for long term relief.  Whether we are talking about discipline to be organized, or to take time to cook and eat healthy or to exercise or prepare your papers for filing your income tax, or the discipline to get to bed instead of watching a television program, even your favorite program, the benefits far outweigh the effort.

Coaching challenge: Choose one area of your life where you lack discipline.  Commit to making one change starting today for the next two weeks.  Record the benefits in a little notebook.  I promise you will come out ahead.

Marguerite Tennier, M.A.
Canada's Coach

Success and Fearless Living Coach for Women 40+
Life and Wellness Coaching for Women