Lifestyle Choices That Increase Productivity


Our health is built on four pillars: physical activity (exercise), nutrition, mindset and stress management.

These components are closely interlinked and completely dependent on one another. They are the foundations of good health and wellness.

Entrepreneurs who consciously work at being fit and healthy enjoy many benefits beyond the physical. They enjoy unshakeable confidence. And unshakeable confidence is mandatory when influencing others and running a successful business.

When you feel healthy, you exude a certain “aura”…it shows. A high level of confidence comes across and you come across as being secure in yourself. You’ll be more certain about what you are saying when trying to influence others.

The level of confidence you achieve after putting in time and effort with healthy eating and exercise is like no other. It is an investment in yourself that you will never regret.

In addition to regular exercise and healthy eating, there are numerous lifestyle choices that increase your productivity and your attitude for better business along with boosting your resistance to stress.


Strategies you can easily put into play on a daily basis that increase productivity…


Wrap your brain around the conviction that your health is your greatest asset and you cannot compromise it. Make exercise a priority. A healthy body helps to cultivate a healthy mind. A healthy mind is a productive mind.

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Decide where you are going to work out as well as the frequency, time of day and if you are going to have a workout partner.


Set up your calendar and include your exercise schedule. If it’s on your calendar, you’re much more likely to stick to it and get it done. Treat these times as “non-negotiable.”


Keep track of your progress – how you feel, how you eat/sleep, how much weight you gain and how much energy you have. Evaluate how things are progressing after 2-3 weeks. If the program you adopted does not seem to be working, it’s time to make changes and improve it. If necessary, pay a trainer to get you on track and stick to your fitness plan. After 2-3 months of consistent hard work, you’ll enjoy a priceless exercise habit.

Stay Active

Humans were not created to sit motionless for hours in front of a TV or computer. A sedentary lifestyle only opens the door to bigger health problems. Sitting for a long period of time is linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat.

Take breaks every hour for at least 5 minutes. Get a drink of water, stretch out breathe deeply and do some jumping jack, squats or push-ups to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. This not only energizes you, but it reboots your metabolic motor.

There are many built-in ways to be physical during every day. We just don’t take advantage of them. When you are out, rather than choosing the closest parking spot…choose the one farthest away. Include as much incidental exercise whenever possible. When you have a choice of taking the stairs or elevator…choose the stairs.

Be Aware of Stress Levels

Stress opens the door to a myriad of health issues and problems including fatigue, depression and anxiety. Failing to manage this all-too-prevalent component of an entrepreneur’s life can have devastating consequences. Believe it or not, 70 percent of hospital admissions can be traced back to unmanaged stress. This is not a healthy successful business strategy! Reduce stress by making time for fun and relaxation. You’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors.

Eat Healthy

Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress so be mindful of what you eat. Start your day out with a healthy breakfast and keep your energy levels up and your mind clear with balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day.

Get Enough Sleep

Deep, restful sleep is what fuels your mind as well as your body. Feeling tired increases stress and fogs your mind causing you to think irrationally.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Fresh air is good for us. Force yourself outside to get fresh air, vitamin D and exercise. Even a short brisk walk is enough to recharge your energy and clear your mind.

We should think of our body as a power unit, a macro economy that consists of multiple small enterprises. If you optimize the input to your body’s cells, you will gain maximum output and use the energy you have to the best advantage and in our case, building a business and lifestyle that is enjoyable, viable and sustainable for the long haul.

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Boost Your Motivational Levels


Motivation is a magical energy. It is literally the “desire” to do something. The energy that pushes us forward. It can take us from no action to intense action in a split second it’s that powerful. It ebbs and flows like any other energy. Some days it feels more easily “on than others.

The crucial element in setting and reaching goals is without a doubt, motivation.

Lack this empowered feeling and what should be “ten pounds of weight” towards reaching a goal turns into an easy “fifty pounds” of heavy lifting.

The good news is, no one is permanently attached to any level of motivation they currently have. Research shows you are empowered and can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control.

There are creative tools you can use that will help boost your motivational levels so you can enjoy greater levels of success.


Motivational Tips to Keep You Committed


Play with others of like mind

If you don’t currently enjoy a circle of at least five people that you can surround yourself with that support and share your health and fitness goals, it’s time for you to actively find some. Surrounding yourself with people who are committed to leading active lifestyles will have a very positive effect at keeping you focused and committed towards your own health and fitness goals. Nearly all cities and large towns have fitness minded groups you can join. You can get together and enjoy fitness minded ventures as you socialize. It’s a win-win situation.


Challenge yourself to an event or race

If running is something you enjoy, enroll yourself in a race/event of some sort. If it’s swimming or walking, look for like-minded events. There are numerous kinds of races available now so finding one that meets your specific interests should not be that hard. Challenging yourself with a race will also provide you an alternate purpose for training. You won’t be doing it just to look and feel better but to achieve satisfactory results in your race.


Employ Smart Goal setting process

If your goals are not formulated properly, it will be much harder to reach them. Consider using the SMART goal setting process. SMART goals are: specific, measurable, attainable, and relevant and have a specific timeline in place. If your goal dos not satisfy these requirements then it’s time to set a new goal for yourself.

Make sure you continually reevaluate your goals as you make progress. Every 6-8 weeks take time to update them and adjust them to what’s most important in your life right now.


Keep an action log

chfitness0Keeping track of your progress in one form or another – pictures or journaling is the perfect avenue) and mandatory for motivational success. By writing down or documenting in some way the reps, sets, weight and so on that you do each day at the gym, you’ll have important tangible evidence that you are in fact getting stronger each time and moving closer to your goal.  This becomes the perfect inspirational tool to embrace on days when you feel as though you are not making the progress you hoped for.

Use a workout log for writing your workouts down.


Try new activities on a regular basis

Make sure you are taking the time to try new activities as you move through your exercise program. Try a new form of cardio training, possibly something you’ve never done before. Or, simply add some new strength training moves to your current workout routine. Whatever you choose…change is good.


Stay educated

It’s important to stay up to date on all the latest fitness information and theories because this takes you a long way towards staying committed. Increase your knowledge by reading fitness magazines on or offline. Doing this helps you to maintain the fitness and healthy mindset you need to call on when you are out of the gym. In effect, it allows you to “live it.”

Remember, motivational levels ebb and flow…they come and go.

This is natural and even the most motivated person will experience days when they cannot seem to “get motivated.” That’s all normal and fine. However, if your motivation starts to slip for days on end, you’ll need to take serious steps to get it back on track again.

“Just do it!” should be your mantra…

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Empower Your Mind and Body Using Exercise



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If you’re trying to be the best at what you do, no matter what that might be, you must learn to connect on a deeper level with your “inner self” because that’s where the “power controls” are located.

Different forms of meditation such as sitting and walking meditation can help you do just that.

However, there is another empowering way to getting acquainted with your “inner power center,” your intuitive voice. It is every bit as powerful as meditation is and readily available to everyone alike – that key is exercise.

In order to “hear” our inner voice of intuition we must quiet the demanding louder voice that constantly controls our attention and emotional reactions and exercise empowers us to do just that.


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Exercise strengthens our ability to control the mind. When we exercise, breathe deeply and get our hearts pumping and pounding, we actually force out lower annoying thoughts and emotions that are trying to control us. This allows the quieter “inner voice” of intuition to be heard.

Approximately forty-five minutes of challenging exercise, pulsing new energy throughout our bodies, expands the mind and invites in a much bigger, expanded and more amazing vision of our life purpose.

Exercise empowers us to rise above our “lazy” inclinations and take hold of our selfish demanding egos. It forces the rapid circulation of oxygen and blood through our brain causing our perceptions to shift and expand. No longer do mental limits and borders present barriers as our new perceptions invite “new expanded possibilities” into our conscious space.

Exercise boosts our energy reserves and is key to releasing powerful endorphin’s. These feel-good chemicals flood our brains with “good feelings.” When our brains are filled to the brim with “happy thoughts” and open to expanded possibilities, any negative, lack filled or poverty type of conscious thinking gets blocked from taking hold.

You can’t put negative thoughts into a space that is already occupied and filled by positive thoughts.

The euphoric feeling that exercise provides us makes us feel unstoppable no matter what we do.

It’s impossible to mention every form of exercise because there is such a hug variety. Each person needs to reflect upon their personal needs and goals and listen to what their bodies are telling them and gravitate towards it.

Whatever it is, it must include fun in the definition. In other words, choose something you enjoy doing long-term so that you stick with it. If you find your exercise routine too difficult or totally non-enjoyable, it will become a thing of the past very fast.

No matter what your goals are or what visions you may hold in your heart – be they job related, financial, health, or personal relationships, exercise is key to busting through any current limitations that may be hindering your progress.

Don’t be a victim to your lower mind thoughts, super health is at your finger-tips.

best-youExercise is the key to releasing powerful endorphins and raising your vibration higher, flooding your mind with empowering, motivating, happy, successful thoughts.

The Law of Attraction is a powerful law that has captured the attention of millions and catapulted the word “manifesting” to new dimensions.

When you embrace exercise as a mandatory daily activity, it allows you to live at a higher vibration. Living at a higher vibration allows manifesting to almost become magical and effortless because the negative “thought blockages” have been cleared.

If “manifesting” health, wealth, and lasting loving relationships is important to you, look no further than your next workout.

Remember, positive people feel good about themselves and this translates to self-confidence and strong self-esteem.

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Mental, Emotional and Physical Strength Work Together


Most of us have heard at one time or another that disease and debilitating illness is most often stress induced. Since stress is essentially part of life and affects all of us at one time or another, how we deal with stress dictates how stress deals with us.

Healthy successful entrepreneurs have learned to deal with their stress level before it deals with them.

If we truly want to follow in their footsteps down the road of success, learning how to deal with and reduce stress in our own lives is mandatory. They have not eliminated stress, in fact, they likely have a great deal of stress, but they neutralize it mentally and emotionally and know what action steps to take, what physical or mental exercise to perform in order to release and alleviate stress.

Physical activity shapes and challenges our body to be stronger, it’s a good thing. And, although physical activity does contribute to a healthy mind, helping reduce stress levels, the mind, like the body needs some solo attention. It requires its own space and time to heal when the body is quiet and at rest.

Stress manifests in many ways such as depression, mood swings, weight gain and illness. If we hope to achieve the balance our body is crying out for we must address our physical body through challenging exercise and our mental/emotional state with some form of exercise too. Everything needs attention and strengthening.

Our minds need the same kind of nourishing and personal attention that the body does…some form of exercise that builds its muscles (its resolve) or it will continue to weaken and fall prey to destructive thoughts.

Without first attending to our “inner selves” (mental and emotional) where the controls are, we soon give in to stress, destructive feelings and eventually actions such as anger and violence. Some form of inner meditation is needed to put us “in touch” with the strength needed to effectively deal with stress in a positive manner. That strength is “located in our inner muscles.”

Stress not only makes us miserable and reduces the quality of our lives, but it taxes our immune system to the max – opening the door to illness and disease. Although the immune system is an amazing arsenal of defense, enough extreme stress can have devastating effects on its strength and function.

Stress rears its ugly head a few different ways:

Acute stress – The kind we experience most often is acute stress. It’s those little annoyances and bumps in the road of life that challenge our resolve for peace. We react to these situations emotionally with anger, anxiety or irritable mood. This type of stress of often causes physical symptoms like head-aches or back pain. Short tempered anger, ceaseless worry, anxiety, high blood pressure and heart disease are all the result of frequent bouts of recurring stress.

Chronic stressThis type of stress is the most draining and dangerous type of stress because it consistently pounds on you from all angles, wearing you down day after day. The source of chronic stress is often times a condition that you cannot presently see any way out of. It prevents you from feeling whole and content as a human. Chronic stress if left alone can eventually lead to the worst of health conditions such as heart attack and stroke. Destructive actions such as violence and suicide, are most often the result of chronic stress.

Stress weaves its way throughout our whole body and effects all our body systems. Our respiratory, muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems are all negatively affected by stress.

There are many methods readily available to proactively deal with stress and physical activity is a great place to start. Taking time out of your week for exercise sessions helps release bottled up emotions and reduce tension helping to alleviate stress.

However, adding some form of relaxation techniques like self-hypnosis or meditation is key and takes it to another level because the focus shifts from physical strength to emotional and mental peace.

It can drop your blood pressure and oxygen consumption and reduce the release of stress hormones. This is in stark contrast to the body’s stress response which kicks in stress hormones like cortisol…the “fight or flight” hormone. Using exercise as a form of “moving mediation” can be a very effective and time efficient “stress dissipating” method.

If you don’t already have one, it’s time to find some form of relaxation, meditation and or exercise technique that is “stress dissipating,” effective and time efficient that works for you. It’s only fair to give your mind the same respect you give your body and provide it the tools needed to survive in a world that demands so much on all levels of existence.

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Surround Yourself With Positive People and Set Yourself Up for Success

chfitness0“If you want to know who you are, take a look at your friends.” Familiar with that saying? Or how about “you are the sum of the five people closest to you?”

Both are powerful sayings that are very true. If you take a look at who is closest to you in your life, you will come to find that you have very similar habits and lifestyle preferences as they do, if not immediately then you’re likely on your way to matching their energy and choices in the near future.

And, that’s why it’s ultimately important that you give serious thought to who you surround yourself with and exchange energy with.

If those that you currently fill your life and time with are not mirroring what you want to manifest in your own personal life then you are just making things harder for yourself. Sort of like trying to “swim up-stream” against the tide.

Successful entrepreneurs know this. They are positive people who surround themselves with people who are also positive by nature and positive about their lives and careers, those who bolster and boost that good feeling rather than destroy it.

Truth is, when focused on shifting your mindset from one focused on the negative to one focused on the positive the very first thing you need to address is your own environment and those you are sharing your time and energy with.

Are they taking regular consistent actions that improve their lives? Are they actively learning and do they maintain a high degree of positivity on a day to day basis? If the answer to these questions is no, you’ll be in for a much harder journey ahead.

Understand, this isn’t about ditching friends that are not 100 percent positive, it’s about searching out those that are extreme, that drag you down and doing something about it.

Always focus on the good that people bring into your life…focus on how you feel when you are with them. If the energy shifts to “negative” then you may want to consider how much future time you spend around them. You may want to start looking for new connections, those who’s positive attitude and energy help keep you lifted, confident and feeling good about yourself.

There are infinite amount of groups or classes available locally to most people where they can meet others who share interests, a similar frame of mind and are striving towards similar goals.

The reality is, anytime you are sharing “space” with someone else you are also exchanging energy. So, position yourself for better success by surrounding yourself with those who also desire that. At the same time, you’ll also be building a strong support team around you for when “harder times” hit and you need a bit of a lift.

These people can come from anywhere…they might be your personal trainer, someone you are sharing a class with, a family member or close friend or even an online forum, as long as they represent and possess precisely what it is that you are looking for in your own self they will nurture those qualities in you.

Remember, positive people feel good about themselves and this translates to self-confidence and strong self-esteem. That’s what you want to attract in your life.

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Healthy Self-Esteem is Mandatory for Success in Life

you are wonderful!“People do not get what they want in life, they get what they believe they deserve.”

And, this is why your self-esteem is so important. In truth, you are the one that holds the key to making all your dreams come true.

Be it low or high, self-esteem is what influences your choices and decisions and in the end, your behavior.

Healthy self-esteem is without a doubt an integral key to long-term lasting success at anything and that includes your health which is paramount to success at all other things. It directly effects your confidence and self-image levels.


Damaging Low Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem causes you to place little or no value on yourself. It negatively effects your confidence levels.  Without confidence in what you are able to achieve, what chance do you have for happiness or success?

Those experiencing low self-esteem have a poor image of themselves and find it harder to socialize. Even setting goals is negatively affected because low self-esteem will not allow you to believe that you deserve to reach them. If you cannot believe that you deserve to reach your goals then you will never be motivated to manifest them.

Additionally, when it comes to overcoming adversity, those with low self-esteem are not resilient. They regard themselves as unworthy to achieve therefore allowing important issues to slide undone.

All low self-esteem does is keep you stuck, frustrated and unhappy. It drags you down and holds you down. It’s like “driving through life with you hand brake on.”


Benefits of High Self-Esteem

On the other hand, people that enjoy high self-esteem are motivated to take personal care of themselves while exploring their full potential. They like and respect themselves and strive towards fulfilling their personal aspirations and goals.

In reality, nothing good in life ever simply drops into your lap – you must decide for yourself what it is you want from life and then “go get it!”

Once you know that you are empowered to “flip the switch” and better yourself, you’ll refuse to settle for less than you should.

In order to shift from low self-esteem to high self-esteem you must know without a doubt that you really do deserve the best and decide that you will not settle for anything less than this. You must know where your power lies…within, not without. You must begin making decisions that enhance the value of your life rather than tearing it down.

You must monitor your mind to only believe positive things about yourself and stop comparing yourself to others. No two lives are identical and doing this only brings you down. Improve and adjust your self-image and rest on your own laurels. Appreciate you…for all that you are.

Increase your self-esteem and watch as other areas of your life such as “positive thinking” get a boost too.

Bottom line is this: Your potential to achieve in life is directly related to how you feel about yourself – your self-esteem.

Until you value yourself, you will never value and respect others. Place high value on yourself and your unique contribution to the world and watch as the world values you back.

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11 Techniques to Stay Focused and Productive…


It’s rare for any of us to have a day that is not full of tasks, chores and responsibilities. How we divide up those tasks – what we tend to first or leave for last either contributes to our success or subtracts from it.

It can be difficult at best to not only keep up with this never-ending list of things to do but to be productive doing it.

There are proven techniques used by super-productive people that can help us stay on track and focused on what needs to be accomplished first.


Fostering Super-productivity

Rise early: Successful business people and entrepreneurs do not “sleep in.” They take advantage of every waking hour they can by rising early – usually around 5 am. They are fully aware that they must make “wise” use of their time if they hope to be productive and successful. Get a good night’s sleep by going to bed earlier…not by sleeping late.

Focus: Focusing on the task at hand is paramount to getting it done in the quickest and most efficient manner possible. Successful people train themselves to focus so that distractions cannot disturb their intention to get the job done.

Get Organized: It is way easier to stay focused when working in an organized and clean workspace. Your mind is not distracted by all the clutter that would otherwise stall your output. If you really want to get the most out of your time, clean out your workspace and watch your productivity increase.

Single Tasking: Contrary to what most of us believe about multi-tasking it does not help your productivity, in fact, it is a time waster. It actually distributes your energy in many directions…rather than focusing it in one area. You need razor sharp focus if you want to super-productivity not diluted energy. So, drop what you currently believe about multi-tasking and stick to getting the job done with “single-tasking.” You’ll get more accomplished in less time.

Create a “to do” schedule: Super-productive people have clear agendas in front of them before starting. They make a list of tasks that need accomplishing putting the most important things first. This keeps the lesser tasks from getting in the way.

Prioritize: Focus first on the things that are most important to building your business. Once you have accomplished those for the day then focus on lesser important tasks that may not be business related.

Use your peak time wisely: There are certain times of day (especially mornings) when our energy reserves are high and we are most alert and focused. That’s when you need to be doing your most difficult tasks. Leave the easier mundane repetitive tasks for times when you are not necessarily at peak performance.

Time-out: Taking short breaks is as important to productivity and success as the work itself. When you head starts feeling a little fuzzy and your mind begins to lose focus, it’s time to get up and move around. It’s time for a “mind and body break.” Take a brisk walk in the fresh air, make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the moment free and clear of any responsibilities. When you are finished your mind and your body will be ready to tackle “your stuff” again.

Avoid repetition: With energy reserves at a premium, you don’t want to be wasting them on repeating tasks that should have been done right the first time. Get it right the first time and you can move onto the next thing simple as that. You’ll accomplish way more by getting it right the first time around.

Follow through: Don’t stop the important things until you have finished them completely. Getting things “half-done or even nearly all the way done” does not cut it. Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can accomplish and finish today.

Reward yourself: This is especially true for tasks that you dislike and don’t look forward to doing. Entice yourself with a reward at the end for a job well done.

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Nutrient Dense Eating – Focus On Foods that Contribute to Your Health

chfitnessnowSince stress is often an open gateway to a myriad of other health issues such as fatigue, depression and anxiety, failing to manage stress (all too prevalent in an entrepreneur’s life) can have dire consequences on health.

The reality is, well-nourished bodies are much better equipped to cope with stress so it pays to be mindful of what you are eating. [Read more…]

Rise and Shine – Exercise Empowers You and Makes Your Morning Count…

rans2What sounds painful but feels so good? Rising early and exercising first thing.

Easier said than done right?

The reality is, getting up early and exercising first thing doesn’t initially appeal to many people…especially those who have developed the habit of “sleeping in.”

Whether it appeals to them or not, ongoing research proves that morning people are proactive and more productive and successful in their professional lives. Add exercise to the equation and you have a working formula for building a healthy body, a sharp mind and ultimately a successful life.

Exercising addresses not only your physical fitness but your emotional and your mental states as well. Let’s face it, it is much easier to make important business decisions and take action on those decisions throughout your day when your mind is clear and sharp and your body feels energized. That’s what exercise does for you. Why would you want to waste these attributes by waiting to exercise late in the day after you’ve made your decisions and taken your actions?

When you are internally and externally strong, your ability to achieve success and abundance is much greater.


Priorities are how you expend your daily energy consciously or subconsciously. Exercise must become a priority in your life and the best way to do that is to make it the first activity for the day before life’s many distractions and demands get in the way. You’ll not only get a super boost of energy, but you’ll enjoy and feel the benefits of the endorphin kick that exercise offers and feel good about yourself. When you feel empowered and good about yourself, you’ll be much more inclined to take the time to treat yourself to nutritious meals throughout your day adding another layer of health sort of like a domino effect.

Not a “morning person?” That may be true at the moment because it is the present perception you carry about your self, but perceptions can be changed by desire and will. Change your perceptions and your habits change.

What do you really want? If health and fitness are high on your priority list then becoming a “morning person” will be much easier.



Here’s some valuable tips to get you motivated and on track for your morning workout routine:

Prepare your Gear: If you prepare for your workout ahead of time, you’ll be much less likely to skip it. Set your workout clothes out the night before…socks, shoes and all. Get your sports bottle ready so when you wake in the morning all you’ll need to do is put on your workout gear and get going.

Pre-Program: Have your routine already in place in your mind before you retire the night before so there is no doubt about what you are to accomplish when you wake up.

Prepare the coffee: Have your coffee all set and ready for the “start” button the night before so you can focus on getting out the door as quickly as possible.

Alarm: Move your alarm away from your bedside so that when it goes off you have to get up out of bed to turn it off. You’ll be much less likely to hit the snooze button and sleep in. Some people even set multiple alarms. Turn the lights on and do what gets you moving.

Crash early: It’s much easier to rise in the morning and get moving when your body has gotten a complete night’s sleep. That means when you are scheduled for your morning workout, you retire a bit earlier rather than staying up to watch that late night movie. The movie will soon be forgotten but the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep and challenging workout in the next morning stay with you.

Pair with a partner: Especially helpful for those developing the habit of rising early and getting to the gym first thing but works for even the die-hard pro. Having someone to answer to is priceless. You’ll be less likely to skip your workout if someone is waiting for you.

Reward: Everyone loves a reward…it gives us something to look forward to. Your reward can be something you eat or something you do…whatever it is that might give you that boost of pleasure and motivate you to get your workout in will work. The sky is the limit.

Once you begin to feel the effects that your early morning exercise routine offers, it becomes easier and easier to motivate yourself to get it done. The bottom line is this:

“Just do it!”…

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Strengthen Your Mind like You Strengthen Your Body by Using It…

concentration2Strengthening your mind can be compared to strengthening your body. Both involve muscles.

The muscles of the brain are strengthened from activity and exercise the same way that your body’s other muscles are…or they sit and atrophy if not used and challenged the same way your body’s muscles do.

Let’s face it, you cannot build strong body muscles by sitting on the couch all day and neither can you build your mind musclesyour strong powers of concentration and attention when you are not challenging your mind muscles.

Mind muscles, just like the other muscles in the body require stimulation and resistance in the form of challenges in order to stretch current limitations, grow and increase focus, attention and concentration.

Attention is the ability to place focus on certain stimulus or train of thought while ignoring everything else.

Attention mastery begins when we are able to direct our attention away from distractions and keep focused on and working towards what’s important. What we put our attention towards and what we ignore directly shapes our reality because we’re working with energy.

In reality, it’s way too easy to get “mind” distracted these days. With all the social sites and digital technology readily at our fingertips the temptation to stray off to Facebook or read a few emails for a few minutes is all too real. It takes willpower to ignore these types of distractions and stay focused on the issue at hand.

Admonishments from parents or past teachers come ringing in our ears – “Pay attention” is all too familiar to most of us.


Practice makes perfect: Gaining mastery over your mind and how it operates and uses its energy allotment is not unlike working out your body.

Developing and increasing your powers of concentration and attention is similar to developing physical strength – you can increase the duration and quality of your attention and focus with patience, persistence and practice.

Multi-tasking is a no-no. It is detrimental to staying focused and putting attention in one area, so it’s important to stop multi-tasking. You might believe you area accomplishing a few things at one time but in reality, you are only shifting your attention back and forth between tasks and diluting your energy on each one. Since you are only allotted so much of this “attention fuel” if you waste it juggling your attention energy then your brain likely won’t have the juice to plow through the really important stuff when it arrives.

Using your mind only once in a while for intense purposes of concentration will not help you to increase your focus and attention. Work-out your mind several times daily for short periods of time if you really want to challenge it.


Use it or Lose it:

Some key tips to strengthening your mind power…

Be mindful: As you go about your day, direct and focus your attention on your ordinary everyday activities that you are doing in the moment. When something comes along that you really need to concentrate on your mind will be calm and ready to produce optimal results rather than scattered in a million different directions trying to multi-task.

Refresh and refocus: When energy levels are low and you feel your concentration fading, immediately refocus your mind and affirm your intention to concentrate and be focused. Give yourself a true “wake-up” call and be firm but gentle with yourself.

Learn something new: According to Einstein – anyone that spends 15 minutes a day learning something new, will in a year or so become an expert! Take a challenging new class. Try chess, tai chi, yoga, or take up the piano or get involved in art classes. Challenge your mind to learn something new.

Get our of your routine: Make your brain feel uncomfortable. Activate the other side of your brain by doing the opposite of what feels natural. It’s a great way to gain access to both hemispheres. Use your other hand to write with or play games such as table tennis, use your mouse with your other hand. Challenge your brain to create new neural pathways and connections.

Remember, the mind like the body requires time to recover after being used intensively. So, getting the proper rest for your mind…just like you give your body between workouts is important to maintaining “mind” health.

Super concentration, attention to the moment and productivity will be your rewards.

Developing mental toughness, concentration and attention does not happen overnight. It takes patience and time to build and develop these healthy traits  but once they are built, they will serve you well in all areas of your life for years to come.

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