3 Ways to Become Disciplined

By Roz Jones

There are many ways that can contribute to becoming self-disciplined and being successful in all aspects of your life. Whether in terms of your fitness, relationships, or work ethic, self-discipline is the most important trait that you need, in order to be able to accomplish whatever you want. For example, a lot of successful people understand that discipline is the gateway to the achievement of their work or personal goals. In fact, they learned how to use discipline in their favor and be successful. The following are 3 more ways to become disciplined.

Set active goals

Active goal setting is a very important skill, if you want to become disciplined. In fact, it’s quite different than passive goal setting; with passive goal setting, you just set goals in your mind without properly defining them. But active goals have a profound meaning; you make plans and maybe you have already found some strategies, in order to be able to achieve them as soon as possible. So, you need to set some long-term goals, and you also have to actively track your progress towards your specific goals in life.

Ignore negativity

There may be people around you that can exert an immensely negative effect on you. But you don’t have to let them. More specifically, you don’t have to let words or even their expressions deter you. If you can not accomplish it, you can always seek advice from experts, in order to learn how to avoid negativity. For example, if people say what you want to accomplish is not possible or even sneer at your efforts, you should try to avoid them. Instead, you need to use your energy and strength and try to interact with positive people.

Practice Gratitude

You may spend too much time wanting a lot of things in your life. The habit of gratitude can help you move away from constantly wanting what you really don’t have. It’s time for you to start appreciating what you do have in your life and be happy about it. When you do this, you will begin to see some remarkable shifts in your life. Actually, the effects of gratitude are far-reaching. From improving your emotional well-being, to your mental health and spirituality, gratitude can offer you a lot. The most important thing is that gratitude can help you move from a state of lack towards a state of abundance. For instance, when you live in a state of lack, it’s impossible to focus on achieving your goals and being disciplined. So, you need to focus on positive things and try to succeed in your goals, without having stress. 

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Self-Discipline: Start the Year Off on the Right Foot

By Roz Jones

Self-discipline is an important skill every person who wants to achieve more in life should possess. Self-discipline is essential in every aspect of life. Even though most people recognize the benefits of self-discipline, very few do something to reinforce and grow this beneficial skill. 

Contrary to some beliefs, self-discipline is not being harsh to yourself or living a restrictive lifestyle. Self-discipline also means self-control. It is a sign of inner strength and control of your actions, and your reactions. Self-discipline provides the power to stick to hard decisions, and follow them without changing your mind. This means self-discipline is an important requirement for achieving vital goals. 

One of the main characteristics of self-discipline is the capability to reject pleasure and immediate enjoyment in favor of greater success, which is gained by spending time and effort. 

Why self-discipline is important

The possession of self-discipline helps you to continue with your plans and decisions until you achieve them. It also displays as an inner strength that helps you to overcome addictions, laziness, and procrastination. 

Self-discipline is an important ingredient for success. It is the ability not to give up regardless of setbacks and failures. In fact, it is an important pillar of stable, long-term success. It is a skill that will help you understand the importance of life. 

Want to cultivate your own self-discipline? I’m continuing this discussion with my newsletter readers tomorrow, you can sign up to get part two right in your inbox here!

I’ve just launched Shop With Roz, my online store filled with supplies and gifts for every caregiver. You can find a wide variety of products in the store to help yourself and your loved one. Check it out here!

After you have a look through the store, see any products you use and love as a caregiver, and think we should share them with everyone? Let me know!

It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called CircleOf….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!

Goals in the New Year

By Roz Jones

The New Year is a great time to take a step back and think about what we want from the upcoming year. But in order to accomplish any of those big ideas, we have to make them into goals.

Whether you have the usual goals of eating better, starting an exercise routine, or staying off social media, or more personalized around your career, family, or personal hobbies, structured goal setting can be a great way to break down your wants and dreams into manageable steps.

Here are some resources that can help with that!

The Smart Goals Guide – A break down of how to set goals and how to make them work for you!

Celebrate You! – The New Year is a great time to focus on you! This infographic can serve as inspiration to think about what you want and how to chase those dreams.

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I’ve just launched Shop With Roz, my online store filled with supplies and gifts for every caregiver. You can find a wide variety of products in the store to help yourself and your loved one. Check it out here!

After you have a look through the store, see any products you use and love as a caregiver, and think we should share them with everyone? Let me know!

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It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called CircleOf….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!

6 Powerful Ways to Use Positive Affirmations for Living in the Now

By Roz Jones

As the holidays come to a close, we may still find ourselves stressed from the different routines, the uptick in social gatherings, the mess of presents and food, or the extra responsibilities of caring for a loved one. This is a great time to take a few moments to practice mindfulness to bring that stress under control.

You probably already know that affirmations can help you be more successful in your life. Did you know there are ways you can supercharge your affirmations to make them even more powerful?

Use these six steps to up your affirmations’ effectiveness.

  • Make your affirmations in the active voice. For example, “I am (positive verb).”
  • Include emotions that are positive. You want them to make you feel good.
  • Make them in the present tense. For example, “I am” instead of “I will.”
  • Try to make them concise and focused but short and memorable.
  • Switch them out if they aren’t working well.
  • Focus on the positive, what you want.

Play around with the wording until it feels right for you. Some examples include:

“I enjoy getting healthier and slimmer every day.”

“I feel stronger and fitter choosing a healthier lifestyle.”

Say your affirmations at least two times a day.

I’ve just launched Shop With Roz, my online store filled with supplies and gifts for every caregiver. You can find a wide variety of products in the store to help yourself and your loved one. Check it out here!

After you have a look through the store, see any products you use and love as a caregiver, and think we should share them with everyone? Let me know!

It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called CircleOf….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!

Mindfulness for Reduced Stress

By Roz Jones

As the holidays come to a close, we may still find ourselves stressed from the different routines, the uptick in social gatherings, the mess of presents and food, or the extra responsibilities of caring for a loved one. This is a great time to take a few moments to practice mindfulness to bring that stress under control.

Being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to situations is called mindfulness. The mindful approach to dealing with stress lets you acknowledge and embrace it and then let it go instead of running or hiding from it. A mindful person feels relaxed, at peace and is observant.

Follow these tips to help you begin being more mindful and developing your mindset to embrace stress.

  • Be grateful every day. Schedule a regular time daily to write down 5 things you are grateful for. Don’t just list the same five things each day. Find little things such as the butterfly that landed on your shoulder or the smile from a stranger.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings. When stressed, bring yourself back into the present moment with a deep breath and reset your emotions. Choose to be calm.
  • Reset your mindset. Ask yourself what you can learn from this challenge. Stress imprints on your mind to get you ready to handle similar stress in the future.
  • Write down what’s causing the stress and find an appropriate solution. Getting what’s worrying you down on paper can help you see a different perspective.
  • Do some self-reflection meditation. If you think meditation is just for yoga class or new-age aficionados, you may be surprised that it can be a healthy habit for everyone. Find a quiet space and start deep breathing. Clear your mind so you can self-reflect on calm and happy memories and things you’re thankful for.
  • Observe your own thoughts. You often react to stress automatically. This can lead to anxiety. Assess your thoughts and identify what is really happening.
  • Be mindful by focusing on what you’re doing, whether it’s eating, driving, or participating in a conversation. Part of our daily stress comes from having too many things on our minds at one time. Learning to be more mindful of your thoughts by focusing on what you are doing helps you embrace any stress of the moment in that moment.
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I’ve just launched Shop With Roz, my online store filled with supplies and gifts for every caregiver. You can find a wide variety of products in the store to help yourself and your loved one. Check it out here!

After you have a look through the store, see any products you use and love as a caregiver, and think we should share them with everyone? Let me know!

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It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called CircleOf….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!