Being self-disciplined means having power over yourself. If you consider that you have lack of self-discipline, and it is difficult for you to learn to be disciplined, think about the reasons about that. They may be: lack of motivation, stubbornness, the thought that something else is more important or more comfortable, internal unconscious opposition etc. In order to improve your self-discipline the following techniques can help you :
1. Keep your own diary. First inspect the true state of your self-discipline. Maybe you do not have lack of discipline, but you’re too critical, because you see only what is not in the best order. If you pay attention to it and you write about that for some time, you can better evaluate how disciplined you really are. Individuals who are convinced that they are not disciplined, always find areas in which they are consistent, such as their hobby. If you recognize these areas, you will easily find solutions to be disciplined. For this analysis take a calendar, and note the times when you were disciplined during the day, and when you failed to do so. Try to target your subconscious strategies for resistance. How exactly were you undisciplined? What do you do when you try to avoid tasks? How do you allow yourself to obstruct? How do you feel about that? Recognizing your own strategies of confrontation, will help you be more awake and careful and you will easily recognize the moments when you begin to avoid the tasks. And it will help you stop this negative automatism.
2. Create a circumstance to strengthen your self-discipline. There are many people who are starting to settle some tasks in such circumstances that are doomed to failure. It is difficult because time is elusive, or work environment is inadequate or there is not enough knowledge, skills. Analyze your particular situation by answering the following questions:
-What exactly is your task?
-What specifically do you need for movement of the solution for the problem?
-What exactly do you need to complete the task?
-What theoretically do you have to know?
-What practically do you need to know?
-How should your working environment bi?
3. Make the discipline an easier process for you. Therefore, motivate yourself or form a sense of the task. Consider certain aids and incentives, which would be useful. Point out the negative consequences that can result if you do not solve the task. What would you have to face then?
4. Reward yourself when you complete the task. When at times you feel like you discipline begins to decline, enticing reward will help you overcome the critical situation. The reward shall be great, but not too much and proportionate to the enormity of the task, or effort. You decide what is an appropriate reward.Do not reward yourself if the task is not completed. Fully enjoy the award and feel like you genuinely deserve it. If despite everything, you failed to discipline yourself, think about what prevents you. In most cases, it comes to internal opposition. What can be the reason for not completing the task? Are the dangers real, or imagined? Or is it out of spite or laziness?
Think again about the external and internal circumstances that prevent you. Do you have some benefit if the is not completed? Which part of you blocks the progress, and who wants to solve the task? What is the cause of this conflict and how it can be solved? To recognize and disclose the reasons for the resistance, it is often very difficult, because they normally are subliminal.