Self-discipline is the ability to do what you should be doing. Self-discipline often means putting off your immediate comfort or wishes in favour of long term success. For example, if you want to become physically fit, you might endure the short-term discomfort of 5:00 a.m. gym times to attain the long term benefits of being healthy and feeling great.
Decrease anxiety – When we’re stressed, we each have our vices (Hi, my name is Meg and I procrastinate when stressed). When we experience negative emotions, humans tend to distract themselves by doing or thinking about something else.
Increase physical health – This is likely pretty obvious, but people who demonstrate regular self-discipline are better able to resist the use of health-damaging substances like tobacco and alcohol.
Feel happier – The more productive you are, the more creative and happy you are. The more we feel in control of the origin of our behaviour, the better sense of well-being we have — and that makes us happy!