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Freedom in the Discipline

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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:

  1. Writing down everything as it comes into my head and processing it.
  2. Looking at my calendar at the beginning and end of the day.
  3. Weekly reviews.
  4. Appreciating myself often and out loud.
  5. Listening to my intuition before moving forward.

Here are some of the disciplines I am still working on:
  1. Observing more and speaking less.
  2. Not answering the phone just because it rings.
  3. Regular focus time without interruption.
  4. A body stretching routine.

Choosing the freedom makes the discipline easier.
Martha Invitations:
  1. Is there a specific area of your life where discipline could be helpful?
  2. Practice acknowledging yourself often?
  3. If you haven't been doing consistent weekly reviews engage the habit.

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