How to stay disciplined

These days, during the current outbreak, we can get easily caught up in the media and chaos, and forget about our daily routines. We can get out of balance and our thoughts can get out of control. We can unintentionally de-tour into some bad habits, such as comfort eating, addiction to the news, social media or even self-pity.

In these chaotic times, it is important, more than ever, to stay disciplined and keeping our vibration as high as possible. We need to prevent falling into some unwanted, bad habits that can lead us down hill even more. I know this may not be easy, especially when we are feeling so worried right now. But, sticking to our little routines, like having a glass of water first thing in the morning, keeping up our 5-minute meditation practice or doing the 20 sit-ups we said we are going to do every single day, can work miracles. We need to stay motivated, we need to stay inspired, we need to stay in control.

I fully understand that staying disciplined can be a challenge to many people, but it is the discipline that can bring many incredible benefits into your life.

If you want to know how to stayed disciplined, I’d love to share with you some of my favourite tips. I believe they can inspire you or at least re-direct your attention to something different than the current news.

Keep your word

When you say you are going to do something, do it. Stick to your word. You will not only be respected by others, but it will make you feel good about yourself too. Keep a word to yourself for your own peace of mind and keep a word to others, so they can rely on you.

Remove temptations

For me, personally, social media can be a big temptation, especially when I’m working from home. These days when there is so much going on, we can get easily caught up scrolling through our news feeds and forget that we were doing something productive just a few minutes ago. If you find it difficult, put your phone in another room while you are working on something. This works like magic.


Write down all the things that are important to you and you need to get done. When something is written down, do it. Don’t postpone and don’t procrastinate. Make appointments with yourself. Put them in your diary. Try this approach for a week or so and see how much more organised you’ll feel.

Praise yourself for your little successes

When you are starting to be more disciplined in life, praise yourself for all your little accomplishments. It can be as little as not looking at your phone for 2 hours, when you are so used to checking it every few minutes. It can also be pausing for moment twice a day and taking a few, deep, conscious breaths. Celebrate your little successes.

I will leave you with these powerful words by Abraham Lincoln:

‘Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.’ 

Jana Prackova

Jana Prackova is the founder of Mystic Butterfly® ~ a guide to your true self, writer, traveller and a spiritual life coach. She loves inspiring people and her mission is teaching others how to reach their true potential by connecting with their spiritual side. In her spare time, she flies aeroplanes, writes music and loves exploring the mysteries of the Universe. Jana has been featured in the LOOP flying magazine and The Flight School Times and inspired many aspiring pilots worldwide to follow their dreams. She is the author of Mystic Butterfly ~a guide to your true self, which came out on the 18th January 2019.

2 Responses to “How to stay disciplined”

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    Debbie Ibrahim

    Really love Yr article dear Jana.It is practical and just a breath of fresh air,in a time of chaos
    Love to You and Yours,
    You are missed ,Please know your words are just right,

    • Thank you so much, dear Debbie. I really appreciate your kind words. Trying to stay positive and continue to inspire people. We will get through this.
      I miss you too.
      Stay safe and well.
      Lots of love and hugs,
      Jana xxx


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