I’m not sure what I am writing or why I am particularly writing it at this moment… I should really be studying for a test I’m taking tomorrow morning. But I feel compelled to scribble some thoughts down. I will most likely write this over the course of the day and come back to it at various times as I take a break from studying throughout the day.
I want to write more a consistently. This is one of the are of my life I want to implement more discipline into. I have implemented discipline in the area of training in that I have been going to crossfit 3 times a week for about two months now. My running has dropped a bit, but I intend to get in back to where it needs to be this month (admittedly, I’m having a slow start already this month).
I come back to this after several hours of other things…
One of the things I have been working on today is material to lead to an addictions group disguised as a Bible study for the residents here at Grace Landing. I haven’t called it an addictions group, I have played within the bounds of the ‘Bible study’ and we edged into the subject last week by discussing habits. What makes a habit healthy or unhealthy and then we made some headway for whee to go with the discussion for tonight and I found myself researching the idea of self-control (this was one of the techniques named for controlling unhealthy habits).
As I was preparing for tonight, I had the realization that self-control is the same as discipline. When a person exercises self-controlled, they are exercising discipline. This may seem like a silly realization, but it was the first time I connected these dots.
I haven’t been very diligent over the last month or so, but a little time ago I became aware my glass ceiling currently is discipline. I have been trying to find new ways to implement discipline into my life. With varying degrees of success. Reading up on this today has actually given me more motivation to want to better implement discipline in my life. Not just for me, but for those around me whom I interact with regularly.