In the past few months, the Outdoor Leadership program students have been working on developing their own self-discipline tricks, trades and best practices. I have used the outline of the Genius Hour to help give some scope and parameters for the students. Self-discipline is often cited as one of the most important traits that successful or happy people often exhibit or remark as the reason for their contentment. This trait is always practicable and worthy to work on. The ubiquitous internet outline: 1. Limit distractions 2. Eat regularly and with health in mind 3. Don’t wait for it to feel right – just do it 4. Schedule breaks, treats, and rewards for yourself 5. Forgive yourself and move forward 6. And finding an accountability buddy – someone to hold you accountable.
Last week students wrote in their future to past journals (I will be sending them their books in a year after school ends) about how much temptation affects their self-discipline.