Homesteading self-discipline is a holistic endeavor and it goes far deeper than simply changing your eating and exercise habits. Homesteaders, of ALL people, need to eat well and stay healthy. You’ve got your work cut out for you! You can be the most disciplined employee at work or the most disciplined student at school, but if you fail in other areas, such as you constantly binge eat and have no interest in taking care of your body, then you’re not disciplined at all.
Eating healthy and exercising regularly are two key habits you need to adapt if you want to succeed at self-discipline. Eating healthy and exercising frequently might seem like the easiest things to do in the world. It can’t be so hard, right?
If you’ve never done it before and it’s the first time you’ve heard this advice, then it might sound pretty simple to you. It is sound advice but it’s far from simple. Especially if you have no self-discipline.
The Right Kind of Food and Exercise
We all know that eating junk food and buying fast food is not healthy. Some unethical companies will even try to fool you into thinking their products are healthy and ‘organic’ when in reality, they don’t even come close to the real thing.
If you want to be sure you’re eating really the right kind of food, then you should consider preparing it yourself from scratch. When you develop healthy eating habits, your body will feel so much better. You won’t feel bloated and tired all the time and you can even lose excess weight just by eating healthy.
Training yourself to stay away from food you’ve eaten most of your life and start eating food you used to call ‘gross’ is going to be extremely hard at first. But if you slowly change your lifestyle, you’ll soon get the hang of it.
Make Gradual Changes To Your Lifestyle
To not put your body into shock, change your diet gradually by switching out a small percentage of your unhealthy food with something healthy. Then slowly increase the percentage of healthy food until your plate eventually becomes filled with 100% healthy and nutritious food.
Do the same with exercise. If you’re not used to exercising, and you suddenly start lifting heavy weights or running a few miles, then you are putting yourself in danger. Take baby steps in the beginning and don’t be afraid to pace yourself.