How Self-Discipline is Self-Care: Tips for Happiness

Sometimes there are days where you gotta live by the infamous words “Treat yourself!” I get it. I treat myself with a lot of books, clothes, food, etc. There is nothing wrong with treating ourselves with what we want or what we deserve. My message today is that the best way to really care for ourselves is self-discipline.

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Some self-care practices are:

Staying in and reading

Going out for a fun night

Cooking a nice meal at home

Netflix and takeout

Finishing a great workout

Ordering your favorite Starbucks drink

Having a spa-day

These can all be self-care. Self-discipline can also be very individualistic but it’s a little more specific too. According to Google it isthe ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.

This is the ultimate self-care practice. There is a huge internal benefit when we work on self-discipline, as it’s a little more guided and lifelong. The things we gain from practicing this lasts longer than a Starbucks coffee. We gain healthy habits, self-confidence, positive thinking, and more. Some examples of self-discipline practices are:

Making your bed every morning

Cleaning your room/house

Planning your day

Making monthly, weekly, or daily goals

Putting your phone (and whatever else distracts you) away


Working out early in the morning

And more!

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Now, here are some tips for happiness that have been inspired by a self-discipline and self-care lifestyle:

Be ready for a challenge

Self-discpline can be hard and challenging but it’s good for us to challenge ourselves sometimes. I’m not saying that we should push ourselves over the limit, but when we can, doing hard things can boost our confidence. We learn way more about ourselves when we do difficult things rather than easy things.

Bite your tongue

Being careful with language by how we speak to others or what we say to others is very important. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and say things we don’t mean. It’s also easy to overlook how we talk or communicate with others. If we can control what we say, it becomes easier to then control what we think.

Don’t beat yourself up

If you don’t get something right or slip up trying to reach a goal of yours, don’t beat yourself up about it! If something has happened, it’s happened. After that, dwelling on it in such a negative matter is wasting your timing and energy. Getting yourself together and making changes to your life is much easier if you have a positive outlook. Try to maintain that.

Take a break from social media

I suggest this to everyone all the time. I think social media is great in a lot of ways. I also think that taking a break from it is super important for a healthy and normal life. Social media is tempting and very influential. Staying away from social media gives you time to breathe, live, and think about yourself. To think for youself.

Surround yourself with excellence

Keep a great group of people around you. People who both love you as you but also push you to be better. People who also want to improve and reach their goals. It’s always nice to have company.

That’s it my friends!

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Acknowleging that there are things about yourself that need work and actually working to improve those things, gives our lives purpose. Purpose gives meaning. Meaning gives a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

With the enlightenment, meaning, and purpose self-discipline gives you, it’s a little easier to gauge life every day in terms of what we should do, how we should think, how we develop, and more. It allows you to take full control of yourself and your life. Thanks for reading my self-care and self-discipline tips for happiness!


i’m Tesi! I know this picture makes me look like a real estate agent but I’m really just a wanna-be filmmaker, cinephile, gamer, bookworm, and writer. Welcome to my lifestyle blog. You’ll get a lot of content on self-care, films, TV, books, and writing but there will be a lot of other things too. Sorry,I have a lot of interests. Thanks for reading!

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