14 Ways to Improve Self-Discipline

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Some people have more self-discipline than others, but in all likelihood, those who are self-disciplined worked hard to be where they are.

If you are in the group that needs to work on self-discipline, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to stop smoking or be better at time management, improving your self-discipline is key.

But how do you improve self-discipline exactly? It’s easy to say but what practical things can you do?

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Here are 14 concrete ways to improve self-discipline.

Plan for success and…

  1. Start on a money
  2. Write down your reasons for self-discipline
  3. Visualize how you will benefit from your own efforts
  4. Prepare a plan of what you’ll say and do if temptation arises
  5. Combine something you want to do with something you need to do
  6. Hide temptations in hard to reach places
  7. Set an alarm for bedtime to get a full eight hours of sleep
  8. Ask friends to keep an eye out for bad habits you fall easily into

 When temptation arises…

  1. Weigh all your options before making a decision
  2. Drink hot water, lemon, and a tablespoon of honey
  3. Avoid drinking alcohol
  4. Use visual reminders
  5. Surround yourself with positive people

And remember…

Make sure your self-discipline is for you and not someone else.

Here’s the full infographic for you to peruse.

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Related: The Guide to Developing Self-Discipline That Lasts


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