Develop Your Discipline Skills
Discipline is our topic for this month. Today we want to share ideas on Develop Your Discipline Skills By Using Health & Fitness Challenges.
We began using challenges as a way to develop our skill of discipline in 2017 and it was a fun and interesting way to achieve the goal of getting out for a walk each morning.
One way you can develop more discipline is to use challenges. This makes it more like a game and less like a chore. Also, there can be the element of community, connection and competition with others. There is also the benefit of accountable partners to inspire and motivate along the journey to disciplined success.
Challenges are extremely popular, and you can find them in many places. Or you can make up your own and share it with a group of people. You also can make your own challenge or use one from someone else to just challenge yourself. However, you end up doing it is up to you.
When looking to see if a challenge will be valuable to you, there are some factors to look for, so you can best benefit. The first thing will be is ask yourself if the challenge is realistic?
You want to stretch yourself, but not to the point where you have no chance of success. For example, you could challenge yourself to lose 30 pounds in 30 days, but that is not very realistic. You also want the challenge to not be too easy. You must decide if you are willing to commit from start to finish, remembering that we are using the challenge idea to develop more discipline.
Be sure to include time for learning new things, for example, if you challenge yourself to get in better shape you may want to read a book on vitality, listen to podcasts or watch a few YouTube videos. We like the idea of signing up for health and wellness summits and take time each day to watch an expert dive deep on a subject that is important to you.
If the challenge is a large one over a longer period of time, are there clear-cut milestones along the way to help you have a sense of accomplishment?
If your challenge, for example, is reducing 60 pounds in a year, you must set up smaller weight goals along the way so you can keep up the momentum.
Milestones also help you see if you need to tweak the challenge, either lower or higher. If you reduced by 10 pounds in about 2 months, you are right on schedule, If you have only reduced by 5 pounds in that same time period, though, you may need to lower the amount you plan on reducing in a year.
When you do a group challenge, you have some added benefits. There is a sense of camaraderie when working together on a goal that you do not get just competing with yourself. Other people can help you with ideas, too. For example, if you are in a group reducing weight, people can share healthy real food recipes and offer support. Just remember that the primary person you are in competition with is not the others, but yourself and you can really enjoy doing a group challenge.
In 2017 I was going through a challenging life event. I decided one way to help reduce the stress was to go out for a walk each morning. So, I signed up for a walking challenge on my phone. The challenge was to walk 200,000 steps in a month. I stuck with this challenge for 13 months and in that time, I walk over 3 Million steps. It was an awesome experience.
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