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  • Writer's pictureCoach Dan PT

Welcome to my first blog post!

I have been considering writing a blog for some time. It's something I feel can add a lot of value to my clients and to anyone willing to take a few minutes read it.

For my first blog post I would like to talk about the power of discipline versus relying on motivation.

Being disciplined is different from being motivated. Motivation comes and goes, however discipline is deciding to do something even when you don't feel like it.

For example, let's say you decided that on Sunday evening you are going to prepare your breakfast for Monday morning. You want to make some overnight oats so that you have healthy and most importantly easy breakfast you can simply take out the fridge and eat starting your week off on the right foot. You are motivated and ready to start eating healthier!

Let's fast forward to Sunday evening. You've had a long weekend, a few drinks over the weekend and you want nothing more than to chill in front of the TV to catch up on your favourite show. It's 11pm, you have to be up at 7am to get ready for work and you really can't be bothered to make the aforementioned overnight oats.

Your motivation has gone. Motivation is finite! It doesn't last.

Now let's take the same scenario but apply discipline. You've caught up with your favourite series, you are tired and want to go to bed, but you spend a few minutes making the overnight oats and already you have made sure that tomorrow's breakfast is going to be an easy task helping you start the week the way you want to.

Now imagine how many situations that can apply this to? Workouts, walks, nagging work tasks, finally getting round to replacing the lightbulb in your closet so you can actually see what's in there?

You get the idea.

Apply discipline to your day, don't rely on motivation and you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

If you have made it this far, thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post. I hope you have enjoyed it and feel that you can apply some of the advice within it.

Health is wealth!

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