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Getting In Your Head ! Mindset Mondays...What's your Mental Diet!

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Real Estate Agent with New England Realty Group

The Mental Diet- You Are What You Eat!

You are what you eat! I would contend that more importantly...you are what you think! Garbage In ...garbage out. That started as a computer programming analogy, it quickly became co-opted by nutrition and fitness gurus extolling the virtues of eating properly and fueling our bodies with the right stuff.(an apple a day...not a twinkie...right!) Many experts in the field of performance, psychology and self help contend that what you allow to fuel your mind: negative self talk, criticism, and even the news plays an important part in our success and happiness. I recently attended a training...more of a boot camp conditioning event. Instead of tech tips and strategies, we spent a majority of the first two sessions getting our head in the game with working on our mindset... FIRST!  I now follow a Mental Diet: I am developing habits that are conducive to improving the thoughts, attitudes and self defeating garbage we allow in our heads. Often times we are our own worst critic and enemy in regards to this.Here are a few tips to help you stave off the negative and fill your brain with positive, healthy and productive thoughts to help lead and focus on getting more of the things you want in your life, career and personal relationships.

 My Mental Diet:

Be Grateful- every day or every evening think of something you are truly grateful for. Try this for a month...I even posted it everyday on my Facebook page. once you get the biggies out of the way you'll dial it down and think about and change your perspective about all the blessings you have.

Meditation and Affirmations- I admit I haven't fully embraces regular consistent affirmations yet. (Hey. I am working on it.) But I take 15 minutes daily to meditate, clear my mind to the possibilities the day and all the good I will accomplish. Try The 21 Day Meditation Challenge with Deepak Chopra. It is a great beginners introduction. I love it.

Think Positively- As human beings our thoughts naturally go negative. This helps fuel fear, self-doubt, procrastination worry and the lower self esteem. You can't control that first thought that pops into your head. However, you have complete control on how you reactive and where your mind goes from there. This may be hard at first . Being positive and asking yourself powerful possibility questions allows you to change your state and see things from your new default perspective.

Exercise your Body: We all know we should exercise. It will make our bodies stronger, look and feel better and maybe developing these good habits might make us live longer. Did you know it can help your brain too. Doctors have long espoused exercise and physical activity as a treatment for depression and other mood ailments. Did you know it can help you maintain a healthy and positive mindset as well.

Give these techniques a try and enjoy the resources available to you. Have a Great Week!

Brian Tracy's Mental Diet

21 Day Meditation Challenge

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

George- now this is a diet I could wrap my head around.  We all have been working lately on what we put into our bodies but what about our minds.  Great post. 

PS, just noticed you're new here.  Welcome to ActiveRain!  I hope to read more of your posts and that you'll have the wonderful experience this community has to offer. 

Jul 15, 2013 04:55 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jul 20, 2013 12:56 PM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

George, I have always believed in many of these principles.  I stopped by via Kathy's blog.

Jul 20, 2013 09:54 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

How great is that title? It's all the motivation I need today.

Jul 21, 2013 12:51 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Good job and very helpful post with two good guest to help along the way.

Jul 21, 2013 07:08 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

George, great post. My degree is Psychology and my favorite 2 categories were Transpersonal and Cognitive Psychology (Think of a cup as 1/2 full or 1/2 empty - but the thought process and choice is mine.)

Jul 21, 2013 12:53 PM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
35 Years of Real Estate Experience!

George, this is so true - "You can't control that first thought that pops into your head. However, you have complete control on how you react and where your mind goes from there".

Jul 22, 2013 04:02 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Dr. Jim Loehr said, "Your mindset puts a lid on what you can achieve, because your body hears everything your mind says and acts accordingly."

Aug 20, 2017 10:18 PM