Self discipline...not an easy task to follow and many of us struggle with it even dough we know the importance and benefits.
Not many know that self-discipline can be strengthened and developed just like any other skill to give you the power to follow your decisions and stick to them so you can reach your goal.
For a healthy life style, you have to control yourself. Our limited willpower is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.
I know people who after two months of regular exercise experienced less impulse spending, junk food consumption and smoking. Some also studied more and did more housework. The explanation must be that if you consistently do an activity that requires self-control seems to increase willpower. Makes sense to me.
Here are some tips which work for me. Get on a Schedule, have everything ready, this way you will avoid to debate with yourself to do it or not to.
Exercise with a friend if that is possible. It is more fun and you can support each other.
If exercising after work is too much, find time and do it first thing in the morning.
Have a positive attitude. Studies shows that people with positive attitude can muster more elf-control then those with a negative attitude. Listening to music that makes you happy, could be just the motivation you need.
Self-control is like a muscle. The more is flexed the bigger it gets. The more you take the challenge to resists temptation the more you build self-control.
You can do it.