Author and life coach Gabriella Melrose talks about self-discipline
One of the essential skills that people should learn is self-discipline. Female life coach and book author Gabriella Melrose has coached many women on self-development and says that clients who developed self-discipline skills have changed their lives for to better: stepped out of their comfort zone, improved their mental and physical health, became more focused on their goals and in general, more successful in life.
This is the first year Gabriella started coaching people online, and she has been highly successful. She shares her views and bits of advice with thousands of people on social media platforms and coaches people over zoom calls. She says people have little or even no self-discipline skills, and that’s why they are lost in life or struggle to succeed. “From my experience as a life coach, I can say that many people have goals and desires, but they do not take small steps every day to reach them, and that’s why they fail. Once you develop self-discipline, your everyday life starts to be productive, and you start seeing results quickly. This brings people motivation and courage to move forward”. To develop self-discipline, you need to understand its importance of it. It makes your life organised and focused on essential things. If you live everyday life without having a plan, you waste a lot of precious time on things that are not important, like watching tv, scrolling through social media or other meaningless things, and you do not focus on important things. So how to start developing this vital skill?
Gabriella says that the first step would be to start journaling. Once you have set goals and know what you need to do to reach them, you can create minor daily or weekly tasks, then create a to-do plan and daily work on improvement. It is essential to have it all written down as often we forget to do things as our mind has so many other thoughts. Once the task is on paper, and it has to be accomplished on time, it is more likely you will do it.
The second thing the life coach advises to do is to wake up and go to bed on time. Often we sleep too much or sleep too late and have a lack of sleep. Then we either are not productive the day after, or we miss important things because we sleep too long. Once you set the time to go to bed and when to wake up, you will always have energy and finish essential tasks on time. If you have a daily plan that starts at 9 am, you have to wake up before that, as if you fail to do so, you won’t be able to finish your tasks for the day.
Another essential piece of advice that Gabriella suggests is healthy nutrition and exercise. Preparing healthy meals and eating on time not only helps our body to stay in shape but also strengthens our willpower. And training is essential in everyday life. It is not only crucial for our physical health but also builds a stronger character and gives us the self-confidence to accomplish our tasks faster. Once you eat well and work out, you will have enough energy and confidence to move through the day.
And the last but not least piece of advice she shares is to reward yourself for every small goal you have reached. If you work hard, you have to reward yourself for putting in the effort. Often, people don’t do that and start to feel like they put in so much work but do not get a positive outcome, as long-term goals bring that. So rewarding yourself for small accomplished fitness, business, or education goals is very important. From time to time, take a day off to relax, do things you enjoy doing, or spend time with family or friends, and that will relax you and strengthen your mind to catch up the next day.
Gabriella believes that self-discipline is one of the critical points when it comes to success. If you want to reach something in your life, you must follow a plan, work daily on your goals and never give up. Also, you will have less time to think and do meaningless things. If you want to improve your self-development skills, visit Gabriella’s website www.gabriellamelrose.com