When I was in school, I used to hear this phrase being called out so often!
I almost used to confuse it with self-control. The fact is that these two are completely different. And I realized this only when I had graduated from school.
Look, self-discipline is when you draw limits for yourself and it is okay to transgress once in a while or indulge in something not too healthy. On the contrary, self-control is stricter in nature. More totalitarian and more negative in my opinion.
Here are five good reasons why I believe that self-discipline is great for our health!
- Consumption of empty calories can be avoided:
Have you ever noticed that junk food especially laced with salt and sugar will immediately draw your attention, even when you are not too hungry? When you do not require still you binge on unhealthy foods, what you require is the self-discipline to turn it away or to take it at the appropriate time when you are hungry. If you are eating a little junk then you could reduce a bit from your regular intake of food to balance the calories.
- Consumption of spirits:
Self-discipline will also teach you to restrict your drinking when it is beyond your quota. It is important that you draw a line so that the habit does not become counterproductive.
- Say NO to drugs!
However, euphoria they give, drugs must be kept at bay and self-discipline is the key to combat all the temptations that can push you into this living hell. I was reading about this recently when I was searching for wekratom online!!
- Exercising needs motivation:
Hitting the gym and living a healthy lifestyle demands that you possess self-discipline. While it may not be possible for all of us to hit on the gym floor daily, a routine must be sought to be in a place where you can physically exert yourself for improving your muscle mass.
- Anger is only one letter short of danger:
The kind of world that we live in today, it is easier to lose our mind and create stress for ourselves. Avoid getting dragged into arguments and shouting or even talking aggressively. You will need oodles of self-discipline there. Good luck!!