Building Strong Habits: How Self-Discipline Can Transform Your Life

Building Strong Habits: How Self-Discipline Can Transform Your Life

January marks an exciting opportunity to transform our lives through the power of self-discipline. 
Building strong habits can positively impact every aspect of our lives, from our physical well-being to our emotional resilience and personal growth. 
In this blog post, we will explore how self-discipline can be a game-changer and provide you with actionable tips to cultivate this essential skill.


Setting Clear Goals
The key to developing self-discipline lies in setting clear and meaningful goals. 
These goals act as the compass that leads us towards progress and success. 
Create a vision for yourself, whether it's career aspirations, wellness goals, or personal relationships, and break them down into smaller, achievable milestones. 
Remember, every small step counts!

Consistency is Key
Consistency is the secret ingredient to building strong habits. 
By committing to daily actions that align with your goals, you develop the muscle of self-discipline.
Consistently practicing healthy habits like exercise, proper nutrition, and self-care will create a positive ripple effect in your life. 
Celebrate your progress along the way, and remember that perseverance pays off!


Embracing Mindfulness
In our fast-paced world, cultivating mindfulness is crucial. 
Mindfulness allows us to focus on the present moment, reducing distractions and increasing self-awareness. 
Embrace practices like meditation, journaling, or breathwork to center yourself and strengthen your self-discipline. 
By being mindful of our actions and choices, we can make intentional decisions that align with our goals.

Congratulations! You've discovered the transformative power of self-discipline and how it can enhance your life. 
As you embark on your journey of personal growth, remember that you're not alone. 
We invite you to join the Exceptional Holistic Health Community Facebook Group, filled with like-minded individuals who are passionate about health and wellness. 
In this vibrant community, you'll find support, motivation, and resources to continue growing your self-discipline throughout 2024 and beyond.

Begin your journey to a more disciplined life today. 
Join our community and unlock your full potential!

Together, let's make 2024 a year of personal transformation fueled by self-discipline!

Revitalize Your Health: A Sugar Detox Plan

Revitalize Your Health: A Sugar Detox Plan
In this blog post, we explore the benefits of embarking on a sugar detox plan to revitalize your health. Excessive sugar consumption can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of chronic diseases. By eliminating sugar from your diet, you can experience improved energy levels, weight management, mental clarity, and reduced inflammation. The three-step detox plan focuses on cutting out refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. It emphasizes whole, nutritious foods, hydration, and the use of natural sweeteners.

To support your sugar detox journey, we offer an Exceptional Holistic Health Membership that includes a sugar detox meal plan, recipe guide, grocery list, and a 101 video training session. Join today and take the first step towards transforming your well-being and embracing a healthier lifestyle. Your health is priceless!

New Year! New Word!

New Year! New Word!

Happy New Year!

I love new beginnings and that’s how I choose to think of the New Year! The New Year brings the opportunity to create new habits, new routines, and new ways of thinking- this week a new positive mindset.

If you haven’t read 3 Positive Mindsets for 2023click here.

Today is a great time to reflect on what we did this past year and what we hope to accomplish this next year. One way I have found helpful is to choose a word for the year. A WORD is an easy way to organize and focus my thoughts on what I would like to accomplish. Helps keep me motivated when things become overwhelming. 

New Year! New Word! 


In December I did several masterclasses with the word peace in them. I had no idea at the time that I would end up picking the word PEACE for 2023.

There was something about this quote I found: Peace is a stress-free state of security and calmness that comes when there's no fighting or war, everything coexisting in perfect harmony and freedom that really tugged at my heart. I knew this is where I wanted to put my focus in 2023.

I believe we are spiritual, emotional, and physical beings and when all 3 are connected - in sync - we have that 
perfect harmony- peace.


I know spiritually that Jesus is my peace. He lives within me and the Holy Spirit leads me when I listen. 
There it is. How often do I have spiritual war within because I am resisting the Holy Spirit rather than allowing Him to lead me? 

The WORD peace this year will help remind me that for my spiritual health I am committed to starting my morning in prayer with He who is the Prince of Peace and meditate on His Word- (I started The Jesus Bible 365-Day Devotional Reading Plan inside my YouVersion App this morning- if you would like to join me 
click here.)


As an emotional being- our emotions is what I believe connects our spirit with our physical body. So often I find myself in a more emotionally stressed state than the stress-free state of peace and calmness. 

The WORD peace this year will help remind me that for my emotional health I am committed to becoming aware of my emotional state- am I in the Blue Zone: Thriving, Yellow Zone: Fight, Green Zone: Flight, Red Zone: Overwhelmed or Blue Zone: Trauma/Freeze. (If you would like to know your default stressed state you can take the How Stressed Are You? Quiz by clicking here.)

Once I know how I am feeling emotionally I can ask myself how can I best support myself today to feel more safe, more calm, more peace?


Our physical body is amazing. It is the vessel, the temple that holds our spiritual and emotional beings within. We ask so much of it and often we find that it feels like a war has occurred. Our spiritual and emotional states affect our physical state as much as the physical activities we do, the food we eat and the years of wear and tear on our physical bodies. 

The WORD peace this year will help remind me that for my physical health I am committed to finding the balance between physical activity and physical rest. Supporting my physical body with exercise, sleep, hydration, nutrition - as well as living out my purpose, investing my time in my family, my clients and my community and having fun by choosing new experiences and healthy habits. 

I am excited for 2023! I am excited to live a life of more peace and less stress. 

Do you have a WORD for the Year?
I would love for you to share your WORD of the year with me. 

❤️Shawna Cale, PT, LCTI, CHHWC
Stress Expert