I know all my flaws. I am lazy. I don’t get motivated easily. I start up projects and give up on them mid way. I get angry easily and tend to be insensitive at times. I have no self discipline. I would call myself an emotional eater (no control man, just eat junk.) Since I am aware of these flaws and accept them I often feel insecure. It is embarrassingly difficult to think of anything good about me. Now, me being the way I am, I often try to act as if this doesn’t affect me. But it does. Depressing, yea.
That being said let’s talk about yesterday night. I was watching YouTube videos at around 2:45 am (like an addict) when came across this video by Thomas Frank. It was about how to become self-disciplined. Apparently self discipline is a habit, a habit of doing things that feel uncomfortable. That’s where cold showers come in. If you have a cold shower for 30 days back to back, you have gone a long way to develop discipline.
I understand that cold showers might be a big in the American continent, but here in India cold showers are a welcome relief from the hot and humid summers. So they won’t work well in cultivating self discipline.
But the fact remains that discipline is a habit that you’ve got to cultivate. As a person well aware of her flaws and willingness to tackle them I have decided to give this method a try. So for the next 30 days I am going to wake up at 6:30 in the morning (cue sigh) come what may. It seems the only way to start overcoming my numerous flaws is by being disciplined and sticking to a plan of action for more than two days in a row, and the only way to start becoming disciplined is to get up early (at least for me.) It will be difficult, no doubt. No more watching videos at the ungodly hour 3 am. But I am determined to succeed.
So here I am, pledging publicly on this platform that I plan to wake up at 6:30 am the next 30 days, and hopefully the days after. Wish me luck!