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Journaling should be used by everyone to capture the magic moments of life

Scientific studies show that people who keep a gratitude journal and write down 5 new positive things they are grateful for said it increased their overall happiness about life.

Two great resources you can use:

The Morning Pages

The Five Minute Journal

I visited the Colosseum in Rome last week.

It was stunning to say the least.

Seeing the lower level where the gladiators trained and prepared for battle caught my attention.  It made me think how we must train our minds to be our best each and every single day.

 

 

Just like you wouldn’t expect to go to the gym or take a yoga class once and be fit for the rest of your life.

It is not a good strategy to expect your mind and emotions to just be the way you want them to be without doing anything to make them that way.

Most people expect life to just work out and allow things to unfold getting tossed around in the sea of life without taking control of the wheel (their mind) and directing where they want to go.  Become the captain of your ship.

 

 

Rather than expecting things to happen for you and being a creature of circumstance you must step up and become the creator of your circumstance and live life on your terms.

 

Key takeaways from the video:

We must train our minds like we go to the gym.

Successful people aren’t lucky. They train themselves to be, do and feel the way they want.

You can change the channel of your experience of life like changing the channel on the TV.

If it’s not working that means it’s working.

Trade your expectations for appreciation.

The beginning of suffering is expectation.

The end of suffering is appreciation.

Gratitude is a practice.

Training your mind is a practice.

What do you do to train your mind each day?  Comment below!

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