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Become the Master of Your Mind: 5 Ways to Train Your Brain to Become More Positive

As we explore ways to become the master of our mind, my husband, Russell, recommended I watch a TEDxTalk by psychologist and author Shawn Achor..and it was excellent! Shawn's five proven strategies are applicable, achievable and according to his research, will rewire and train your brain to become more positive and optimistic. His five daily recommendations are listed below, however I encourage you to watch the short 3- minute video above. Then, when you have twelve minutes, watch the entire video HERE! He is engaging, funny and fascinating!

To create lasting positive change, do these five things every day, for 21 days in a row:

  1. Write Down 3 New Gratitudes- The brain retains a pattern for scanning the world NOT for negatives, but for the positives first.

  2. Journal About 1 Positive Experience You Had Over the Past 24 hours- Allows your brain to relive it.

  3. Exercise- Teaches your brain that your behavior matters

  4. Meditation- Allows the brain to get over the cultural ADHD we've created by doing multiple tasks at once

  5. Random Acts of Kindness/Give 1 Positive Acknowledgement or Praise Every Day - Creates ripples of positivity

Action Item: Today and for the next 21 days, do the five recommendations and experience a longer lasting positive mindset.



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