such discipline

lust-discipline  asked:

I was born in September 1992, and turning 25 with Harley Quinn has been so great especially with all the new stuff coming out! Sorry youre like the only one who would understand my excitement :>

Yooo you’re so lucky! Lol I’m an October baby, I’m close, at least. Totally different year though lmao. 

Going out to eat everyday isn’t good for my body and it isn’t good for my bank account. I’m going to work on only going out to eat for special occasions and ways to reward myself after a big accomplishment.

Affirmation of the day.

Delphic Maxim #21

Cling to discipline

One might jump to thinking punishment when “discipline” comes up. But it’s more like being firm with yourself getting things done. For example, I try to discipline myself to pray every day (I forget a lot) and to do an offering prayer once every Sunday (when I am in a fit mind to). This can also be secular - like being disciplined to work out every day, or to eat three meals a day, or to say something nice to someone/yourself every day.

If you can take some self control to work consistently on improving your life, that’s what you’d be doing to follow this Maxim, in my opinion.

Glory to the Gods

-D

Want to Improve your Self Discipline?

1. Make a genuine commitment to being a disciplined person.

2. Be honest about your weaknesses, distractions, and any habits that might knock you off your course.

3. Make a realistic plan. Write it down, or share it with a friend who will help you to be accountable.

4. Design your day to avoid those temptations that will likely undermine your self discipline.

5. If necessary, change your routine.

6. Reward yourself for small steps in the right direction.

7. Although you are aiming to make change a habit, accept that there are likely to be times when you fail – and if you do, just move on as you can always start again.

Quick reminder, especially for you younger undergrads: Discipline is a skill, not a character trait. And just like any skill, it can be practiced and improved upon incrementally. Try not to get discouraged if you have a day, or multiple days, where you are less disciplined than you would like or need to be. Don’t quit. Don’t spend the next week binging Netflix because you think it’s a hopeless endeavour. Just get up the next day and try again. Each day you try is more practice, and each day you practice, you’ll get a little bit better, and that continual improvement will pay dividends in the long run.

Keep at it.

moonruneyezzy  asked:

I saw someone talking about ADHD & how important discipline is when you're studying. It was described as forcing yourself to study even though you don't want to. I get a little miffed when people suggest struggling with studying means you're not disciplined enough. I feel like people talk about ADHD like it's a matter of will power... Am I just not trying hard enough? Am I not disciplined enough? I feel a lot of shame about this.

I feel similarly TBH. Really, it’s a problem with executive functioning. I just learned a trick to help with this kind of really difficult stuff! It’s from Kari Miller, who is an ADHD coach (not the paralympic athlete). I’ll give you the basics but definitely check out her web site. I got this from a free training she’s doing right now.

So the idea is to “warm up” for the task.

First, you get clear about what you’re about to do. (Study)

Next, you come up with a character who is perfect at doing whatever it is you’re about to do. (Maybe Dilton from Archie comics, Elizabeth from Sweet Valley Twins, Hermione from Harry Potter.)

Now set a timer for 5-10 minutes. Spend the first two minutes just imagining yourself doing the task. (So envision yourself opening your books, reading, taking notes, doing homework, etc.)

Then get your best/favourite fidget toy in hand and daydream about what if you were that character who’s perfect at doing the thing. Just let your mind wander.

When the timer goes off, you are ready to start doing the thing.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

-J

anonymous asked:

Hi Mr ENTJ welcome back to tumblr! I wanted to know if you know your IQ or have you ever tested for it? Also how your intelligence has helped you in your journey in life towards success? Tips to increase IQ? Thank you again for your time!

Hey there, thanks. Yes I do, my IQ’s above average but it’s irrelevant to your question because intelligence has had a small impact on where I am in life today.

Here’s the thing. Most MBTI types, especially thinkers (NTs– I’m looking at you) have an unhealthy obsession with intelligence as if there’s a treasure chest of knowledge hidden somewhere in the universe that’ll unlock the pearly gates of success for them. Newsflash: there’s not. The reality is (barring developmental, cognitive, genetic disorders) the majority of people on this planet already have all the intelligence they need to succeed. There’s nothing dead philosophers, dead poets, and dead scientists can teach you that you don’t already know or can’t Google in .02 seconds. You guys are already smarter than the majority of the population– it’s the intangible qualities you need to work on.

“We should take care not to make intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.”

Albert Einstein

I instead credit my success to 2 qualities I’ve mastered over the years:

1. Mental Fortitude: Results in discipline, focus, and grit (resilience).

  • Discipline: The ability to harness my actions and control my behaviors towards completing tasks and achieving goals aka “Get Shit Done” mode.
  • Focus: The ability to concentrate for extended periods of time with minimal interruption; the ability to be immune to distractions aka not acting like that dog from Pixar’s Up! (”Squirrel!”)
  • Resilience: The ability to bounce back from failure, disappointment, and rejection and keep on keepin’ on because if you whine– you can’t win.

2. Emotional Self-Regulation: Results in collaboration, teamwork, stress management, anger management, and above all– prevention against turning into a giant asshole. I’m calm under stress, I’m not quick to anger, I’m immune to drama, I’m immune to bullshit, I’m immune to guilt trips, I’m impervious against verbal abuse/attacks, and I absolutely can’t be baited. This allows me to navigate difficult, and sometimes disastrous situations in life, with mental clarity so I don’t make errors in judgment.

#2 is more important than #1 and this is why:

Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them.

Unknown

Go watch some YouTube videos of the top athletes in the world (who are 1000x more disciplined, focused, and resilient than 99% of humans in this world) with poor emotional self-regulation and watch them completely lose their shit during a competition and jeopardize the entire game. It’s like watching a beautiful, polished, powerful Ferrari being driven by a crazy person right off a cliff. If your skin is thin, water will get in. Toughen up.

Mental fortitude is the ship, emotional self-regulation is the captain.

anonymous asked:

I'm currently studying engineering and I can't seem to get myself to do the course work or Qs. I've tried change of scenery and all the other study tips but it hasn't been working? What could I do to clarify my goals? I've written them down lots of times. Some have suggested taking time off uni and working and maybe see if I like something else but I've always wanted to do this degree and unsure why I've just lost interest :/ Also you're blog is the best <3 It's helped me so much in the past!

Hey there! I am glad you’ve found my blog useful for your studies so far! :)  This is a really common experience of many university students.

  • The thing is that when you think about the degree that you’d like to do, you’re thinking big picture; you’re thinking about the type of subjects you have an interest in quite vaguely tbvh, and you’re picturing what type of job you’d like to have at the end of the day. 
  • But the truth is that the job you want at the end of the day actually requires a whole host of background knowledge. A lot of what you study is going to be something extremely specific; as you progress throughout high school, you go from basic sciences to substreams of chemistry, physics and biology. Then when you get to university, there’s like even more specific substreams of each, like analytical chem, organic chem, inorganic chem, physical chem and biochem. 
  • And the annoying thing about this increasing specificity is that it feels as if you don’t need to know it. It feels like you’re grinding through what seems to be very niche and very specific content that only has limited purposes. Think: soil mechanics when you want to work as an engineer for Sydney Water. Think: learning about sunglass tint safety requirements when you want to become a contact lens specialist. Think: panel data regression when you want to work at Deloitte. 
  • Not all of the knowledge will be what you need in your future job, but it may be needed for another fellow student in your degree. Most likely it will be needed for higher level courses. 
  • Honestly, you need to realise that the degree may not even that much more interesting, but you’re getting a degree in order to qualify for a very well-paid and hopefully rewarding job at the end of the day. You’re making excuses when at the end of the day, you just need to sit down and nut those questions out. You can try all the study tips, and 100% they do help, but without discipline, you can’t really get yourself to answer all the questions, no matter how many gummy bears you try to eat to motivate yourself. 
  • Studying is romanticised as well; people think that if you choose something that you like, studying will come naturally and that you’ll never find sitting down for an hour after each lecture writing study notes is tedious. That’s completely not true. It’s a grind, revising for exams is a grind, and university is a grind. It’s even boring sometimes. 
  • There’s times where you’ll learn interesting things that really ignite your passion, that’s a given, but a lot of times you just really need the discipline to actually do your homework. 

That’s definitely what it sounds like at the end of the day when you are saying that it’s a degree that you’ve always wanted to do. If you’ve tried all the ‘study hacks’ and all the ‘make studying easy!’ and ‘instant-motivation!’ tips and nothing works, you just need to go back to basics. Take breaks (important!), refresh yourself, and then sit down and do the work, and at the end of the day you’ll be proud of what you achieve. 

Of course, do be aware that sometimes it really is the fact that the degree is not what you want to be at the end of those years, and that changing degrees is always an option, though it should never be your first consideration. 

I hope that helps! Sorry if it’s not what you wanted to hear, but sometimes we all need something that will just get us to do the work. Best of luck!

so once i finish my otayuri comic and if i ever have free time ever again i wanna make a comic out of my reverse au ideas for YOI. A legit comic, with backgrounds and more finished color and better lineart and shit. Like I’m lookin at the sketch comics i posted and like. They’re GOOD solid ideas on paper, but they’re not DONE. I have so many little filler shots and other things I wanna delve into with this idea……… Honestly, I might even get on it before i finish my otayuri comic, if I’m being honest, I’m just… excited about it.

But again. If I ever have free time again. 🙃