Curls for the girls, buns for the guys, But what about your mind?

Your dieting and workout plan are starting to pay off. You look great in that new dress you bought or one of your shirt perfectly shows your pecs. You could stop there and decide to live life happily ever after or you can keep climbing that ladder to self-mastery. It’s awesome to be in shape, have an amazing body, and look absolutely gorgeous, but what if you don’t have much upstairs. I mean have you read a book, meditated, or even taken a nature walk to give your mind some exercise too. Your mind is one of the most important things you can exercise daily. And by exercise I mean reading books, educating yourself, learning something new, or traveling.

We are so focused these days on how someone looks on the outside that we could careless what they look like on the inside. Give it a shot, the next time you’re crushing it in the gym or post workout, read a book, listen to an educational podcast, or watch a ted talk or documentary. Expand your exercise game and include your brain into the daily rotation.

Training your mind is just as important as training your body. It’s impossible to fully become healthy if your mind is still clouded with negative emotions and habits. If you want this whole get healthy thing to work, its time to remodel the whole house.

Training your mind takes time. When you start reading books, meditating, or training your cognitive reflexes, it takes time for your brain to adjust to the new routine. So have some patience and focus on your goal of why you’re getting healthy. Don’t worry the positive results are well worth the daily due diligence and lasting longterm benefits. In order for it to work you have to be consistent on a daily basis. There are no short cuts when it comes to exercising your brain, just hard-work and patience.

When you stick with your daily meditation, reading,  and focus on your goals, you being to gain clarity and your mind starts to focus on what is necessary for you to succeed in your goals. This works to your benefits, because your mind and thinking actually begin to weed out the negative factors in your life that were holding you back for such a long time.

But as with anything you need to stick with it. When you stick with it actually takes hold and gets stronger and better. Ultimately your reprogramming your mind and re-wiring it to focus on positive factors that deal with your goals.

When you decide to take that leap and exercise your mind, here are some good starting points.

reading

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Think and Grow Rich by Naploleon Hill

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

meditation

Mindful Work by David Gelles

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