You know how some people are just naturally disciplined?
Like, finished college papers before anyone else had started, and then went on to vacuum the house and go to the gym, always get to the restaurant 5 minutes early, have nice nails, change every lightbulb right away instead of flicking the wall switch five times a day and sighing, “gotta change that bulb”? You know those people?
I’m not one of them.
I have 4 things I’m disciplined about:
1) flossing and brushing my teeth
2) smearing on the anti-wrinkle cream every night before bed
3) making my bed when I get up
4) going to dance class Monday/Wednesday/Friday
I do these things at the required time, whether I feel like it or not. And sometimes I don’t feel like it. I love my dance class, but many days I have to remind myself that I’m always glad I went, and never glad I didn’t go.
Making my bed is a relatively new habit, which gives me hope that I can acquire yet another one.
So I’m adding to the list:
5) Write something and hit publish every day
Two days in a row now.
I’m crossing fingers that this new habit will be like brushing my teeth: I’ll feel gross until I do it.
And, it’ll be like making my bed in that it doesn’t have to be perfect. Just good enough so that it doesn’t stare at me undone, screaming, “Who lives here? A pig! A squealing, disgusting piggy, that’s who lives here!”
Or, it’ll be like my face cream, if I can convince myself that the reason I have no forehead wrinkles yet is because I blog every day. Who knows, maybe each post stimulates a little bit of collagen.
What are you disciplined about? What one habit do you wish you could acquire? Diga me.