Anonymous asked you: How did you develop self control? Its something that I struggle with and honestly it would mean a lot if you me gave some pointers. Thanks in advance ladykay :)
Self-control was once described to me as a muscle, meaning you have to use it to get stronger and if you stop using it, you can lose it.
So if you feel like you struggle with this, don’t try to do everything at once. You wouldn’t go to the gym and try to curl 100 lbs. No, you pick up the 10 lb dumbbells and give it a try.
So maybe you have difficulty staying away from Facebook when you’re studying. Set a goal to study for an hour without checking Facebook once. If you meet that goal, you get to spend 10 minutes on Facebook as a reward. If you don’t meet the goal and you check it while you’re supposed to be studying you can give yourself some sort of penalty (like you have to not check it during your 10 minute break, or whatever). Then maybe after a couple days or weeks of doing that you can go two hours without checking! Then three! Etc.
I also think that setting realistic goals is important! If you want to be more self disciplined about working out, say you’ll start by working out twice a week. That’s a realistic starting goal. Then you can work up to 5 days a week slowly. If you start trying to workout seven days a week, you’ll burn out really fast!!