beginning of this year
I chose a word to focus the energy of this year and what I wanted to learn.
Self discipline is my word and I defined it as "the quest to choose something better for myself."
I have to say I'm very glad I got clear on the definition.
As a recovered role playing gamer, a quest sounds way more fun and adventurous.
That small shift in mindset has really helped me to develop my self-discipline muscle.
It's manifested in my Daily Goddess Oracle practice on twitter, near daily blog posts and a regular exercise routine.
It's also helped me to be gentle with myself and keep moving forward when I miss a day here and there.
It was easy for me to suggest being gentle to others but until recently it, gentleness wasn't always something I would choose or exercise on myself.
Things started coming at me fast and furious once I committed to my word giving plenty of opportunities to practice.
I've had to be creative with my time and energy to get the things that matter
most to me accomplished.
And while there are times I've failed miserably, I've managed to remain conscious of moving forward to choose something better for myself.
I've learned that self discipline doesn't have to be a painful or boring.
I can choose for it to be a lot of fun.