Martha Treats #160
Freedom in the Discipline
I don’t know of anyone (including myself) who can’t wait to do their weekly review. But I do know the discipline of a weekly review gives the freedom that we all experience once it is complete. And often it just plain saves our butts.
I put something on my calendar that I fully intended to do and then I skipped my weekly review and two weeks later found that “timely” call I needed to make buried on a Monday. If not for the weekly review I would have lost it. In this case the consequences were financial so it was a good catch.
I was grateful and relieved and aware that as much as I might rebel, freedom does live in the discipline. And the discipline is a great way to honor and value myself and others.
Here are some disciplines that keep me operating with a lot of freedom:
- Writing down everything as it comes into my head and processing it.
- Looking at my calendar at the beginning and end of the day.
- Weekly reviews.
- Appreciating myself often and out loud.
- Listening to my intuition before moving forward.
Here are some of the disciplines I am still working on:
- Observing more and speaking less.
- Not answering the phone just because it rings.
- Regular focus time without interruption.
- A body stretching routine.
Choosing the freedom makes the discipline easier.
- Is there a specific area of your life where discipline could be helpful?
- Practice acknowledging yourself often.
- If you haven’t been doing consistent weekly reviews engage the habit.