Stop thinking of your tasks and goals as chores. Since the word ‘chore’ is associated with something unpleasant or boring, we tend to drag our feet to do it. This means that you’ll continue procrastinating until you change your mindset about this.
Choose a role model and lead by their example. It may be a celebrity or a regular person, like your family member. It doesn’t really matter as long as you have a personification of discipline you can follow.
Don’t overwork yourself. There’s only so much you are capable of without taking occasional breaks. It’s good to be dedicated to something. But if you overexert yourself, you’ll lose the strength and motivation to maintain your discipline.
Put some time aside for each individual goal or task and work on it for that specific amount of time. Once the time is up, you can take a break and move on to something else. This will help you become more organized and in turn, more disciplined.
Imagine tasting the forbidden fruit. Clearly, we are not talking about apples from the Garden of Eden here. We are talking about instant gratification; the number one enemy of self-discipline. To make it less tempting, you can simply imagine yourself getting a dose of it and the feeling that comes with it. The more often you do it, the more you realize that it’s only a momentary satisfaction that is far too inferior compared to whatever you are working for, making it far less tempting for you.