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Moms Need Discipline Too

I’m overweight. No, like probably the most overweight and unhealthy I’ve been in a really really long time.

And it sucks because, I know how I got here (too much holiday celebration!), and I know what it’s going to take to get out of here. Hard work and discipline.

Yep, I said it…. discipline!

I tend to have a love hate relationship with discipline. I love how I feel and how smoothly things operate in my life when I am grounded in discipline. But I hate when I’ve drifted far from it, and then I have to go through the hard work of getting reacquainted with it.

But that’s where I find myself now; getting reacquainted with discipline.

I’ve started a fitness program, I’m drinking more water (and less of everything else), and I’m being more mindful and intentional about what I choose to fuel my body with. Because let’s be honest, those donuts and cake won’t produce the healthier body I seek.

But make no mistake, this is not all about physical appearance for me. It’s much deeper than that.

The fact is, I’ve learned over the years that, when I allow one area of my life to run rampant and become undisciplined, without a doubt, the other areas of my life begin to follow.

Being undisciplined in my eating and how I care for my body, was starting to spill over into the pursuit of my purpose. I found myself struggling to stay disciplined with the things I know I need to do each day, in order to achieve my goals.

It’s important to be aware of the fact that, lack of discipline rarely affects only one area of our life. If left unchecked, it will filter into all areas of your life, and wreak havoc!

So, what about you mom? Is there an area of your life that has strayed too far from discipline? If so, are you starting to see it seep into other areas as well?

Like me, it’s never too late to start making changes and reacquainting yourself with discipline.

It won’t be fun at first, but your future self will thank you.

And the good news is, just as a lack of discipline can spill from one area of your life, into all the other areas, so can newfound discipline.

When we make a choice to start being disciplined in one area of our life, that positive choice often spills in to other areas of our life. Just as negative choices can spread like wildfire, so can positive ones.

So where can you start today, implementing discipline? Is it in the area of physical health, like I have found myself needing to?

Wherever it is, don’t put it off. There’s too much at stake. Remember, we have goals to achieve, purposes to fulfill, and stories to complete. We don’t want to look back at this moment in our lives, and regret that we never took the time to discipline ourselves.

As I said before, it may be hard at first, but your future self will be so glad you did.


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73 thoughts on “Moms Need Discipline Too

  1. This is so on point. We all need discipline and structure in our lives. It’s not just our kids that require it. When I stay on track, I feel better in all aspects of my life.

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  2. We tend to think of discipline as a punishment, especially in terms of raising children. But when we look at it as guidance, our perspective can change entirely and we can welcome discipline into our life, even though it is hard. Explaining this to our kids as we use discipline to raise them also helps them to respond better. Rather than thinking we are out to get them, they realize we are trying to help guide them through some difficult stuff.
    Sorry, I know this post is about moms needing discipline, which is so true. I got off on a bit of a rabbit trail! We all need discipline!

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  3. I am mom to my furkid. Even after that sometimes I feel I need a strict schedule to get everything done. Atleast, I have got his sleeping patterns down so I can squeeze time for other work.

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  4. You are right. Lack of discipline can affect other completely unrelated aspects of our lives. And that is what discipline so very important. Being a mom myself, I can totally relate to it.

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  5. Hihi…I know, right? I am currently somebody that has previously been single and one of the things she asked me to help her with is keeping her disciplined in her life….right from keeping fit and healthy to her schooling aspirations. I think we will be great for each other.

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  6. I’m a mom of two and I admit that sometimes I forget to take care of myself which i s not good. And this year, I want to make a big change. I will give attention on self development – health, education, and working on things that makes me happy. It’s because I believe that a happy mom, means a happy life to everyone.

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  7. You are so right! Lack of discipline in one area affects other areas as well. I don’t have a great relationship with discipline but I’m really working on it.

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  8. I agree with this statement “When we make a choice to start being disciplined in one area of our life, that positive choice often spills in to other areas of our life. Just as negative choices can spread like wildfire, so can positive ones.” Moms need to discipline too! It should be a practice.

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