Self Discipline is best defined as the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses, and the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.
Self Discipline is a choice , It is a right decision which you take to improve yourself for the better. This is your personal choice without any kind of fear or burden. Not any kind of pressure is associated with it.
Discipline always starts within yourself where you have the key. You have a complete choice whether to use that key or not.
In Stroke Recovery, Self Discipline is the Absolute key to Success. Recovery is best achieved through Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, even when you don't feel like it. It is great to have the tools, devices, gadgets, etc. But without Self Discipline and sticking to a daily routine with Repetition, your success will be limited.
Take a pen and paper to make a master plan, make a list of goals, or what you want to achieve. It is important to have short term and long term goals. Start small, then work your way up. Place this list somewhere you can see it, on your refrigerator door is a great place.
Everyone will have different goals.
Then you have to design a list of activities or exercises you need to complete everyday in order to reach your goals. As soon as this list becomes easy, change it up, make adjustments, challenge yourself. The best way to do this is to get advice from a Physical Therapist, they can best assess your condition, and give you an exercise routine to follow. Again, organize your exercises or activities to suit your day, and get into a routine. When your exercise plan gets to easy, change it up a little, challenge yourself.
Don't kid yourself, Success in Stroke Recovery is Hard Work, and Hard Work, WORKS!!
Once you achieve your first goal, there will be a sense of accomplishment. That will be the driving force that keeps you going. This is the Self Discipline you need, and the more you have, the better your results will be. The key is to stay motivated by referring back to the list of goals, sticking to your routine, and challenging yourself everyday.
Don't be afraid to talk to your Physical Therapist, and ask if there is a device you can use to help elevate or enhance your exercise routine and recovery to help you achieve your goals.
It is never too late to start Stroke Recovery, however, the sooner you do start on your recovery journey post stroke, the better.
A double Stroke Survivor myself, I used this same process to go from a Continuing Care Facility in June of 2016, to now owning and operating JGH Rehab.
See how far I have come so far in 5 short years, and I continue to work everyday, because if you don't progress, you will regress.
I have adopted Saebo's Mission statement, "No Plateau in Sight!!"
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When it comes to Stroke Recovery, you either use it or lose it, so start your comeback today!
Contact me at email@example.com or 416-420-4052, if you have any questions, concerns, or help jumpstarting your journey.
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