We always wish to live the life of our dreams, happy and peaceful. However, as we grow up, we realise that life isn’t as easy as it always seemed to be. Whether you’re working full-time or having your own business, it’s difficult to always stay motivated and lively.
What I have noticed most while reading the biographies of highly successful women is that they are always so self-disciplined. These women faced struggles and every difficulty like we do but what kept them moving was their self-discipline and strong determination.
Self-discipline is quoted as the ability to make yourself do something you know you should do even when you don’t feel like doing.
I have also learned that self-discipline is a skill and not something that we are born with. Thus, it’s always possible to develop this skill with certain habits. The self-disciplined women tasted success because they had certain rituals that they daily followed.
Here are the 7 habits of the women who practice self-discipline:
1. They take baby steps
The highly successful women aren’t scared of big goals because they know what to do next. We all set some or other goals in the beginning of the year but fail when we reach halfway. This is not because our goals are too big, it’s because we never churned them into smaller steps.
Self-disciplined women know their daily, weekly, and monthly goals and aren’t scared of taking one step at a time.
2. They prioritize their work
With the long To-Do list, it’s normal to get overwhelmed and leave the work halfway. So instead of having any to-do list, prepare a priority list that will help you deal with the most important goals first.
Write three most urgent tasks to do instead of filling up the whole page of the to-do list and overwhelm yourself.
3. They know when to say ‘No’
Doing everything by yourself and considering it as the traits of superwomen will just make things worse for you. Learn to say ‘no’ when things get too much for you to consume. It’s okay to take a step back and prioritize yourself.
Disciplined women are always goal-oriented and they don’t take crap from anyone.
4. They love deadlines
These disciplined women already know when they need to accomplish certain goals and they’re always moving forward having a deadline in their mind.
When you have the end date to do certain work, it becomes easier to plan out the roadmap around it and crush that task.
5. They practice self-care
I always had this idea that self-disciplined women make themselves do things against their wishes, even when they don’t feel like doing it.
However, this is so not true. Self-disciplined women love practicing self-care and they indeed prioritize themselves above every task.
6. They love routines
This is again something that will help you to develop a proper plan and structure for the day. Disciplined women don’t wake up randomly wondering what to do next. Their routine is always planned and structured to avoid any fuss.
7. They always finish
We all take up new projects and work super excitingly but just as we reach half-way, our excitement is busted into the air.
Self-disciplined women take their work seriously and they know how to finish the task they started.
I really hope that these tips will also help you develop a disciplined mindset and achieve your goals.