Morning Workout Hacks to Unlock Your Best Day

Morning workout routines are the last thing on your mind as you wake up.

I used to think like that too until I came across an article by the Huffington Post.  A morning workout can help with cravings (needed help with that one!), frees your day since the workout is taken care of early on, increases your energy levels and jolts your brain with less caffeine.

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If doing a workout in the morning can free up your social life for activities in the evening, provide you more energy and improve your overall day, what’s to lose? I put together a list of 100+ bodyweight exercises, so you don’t even have to go to the gym, saving you time as well.

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In this article, I’m going to provide step-by-step instructions how you can add a few life hacks to your morning workout routine to get started. Let’s go!

Step #1 Prepare Your Morning Workout Routine the Night Before

The first thing you need to do is get any obstacles out of the way. A morning workout can be done in less time if you just prepare for it. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Go to sleep in your workout clothes – for many this concept is a game changer!
  • Have your exercise plan at the ready in your workout space (here’s an example):morning workout plan
  • Get to bed early enough to provide 8 hours of sleep
  • Pull out any equipment you’ll use before bedtime. Make the path to success as easy as possible for the next morning.
  • Set two alarms and put one next to your foam roller (see below).

Step #2 Make Stretching Part of Your Morning Workout

Getting a good stretch in before your morning workout not only gets the yawns out of the way but helps get your breathing and blood flowing. A few more suggestions:

Step #3 Reward Yourself to Celebrate the Small Wins and Develop New Morning Workout Habits

Developing habits takes anywhere from 21 days or more. One strategy to make this a daily pattern is to reward yourself as a small win for each workout completed. Start with a simple workout like the one pictured above. Make it attainable for easier compliance long-term.

  • For every 15-20 minutes of workout time, add a dollar to a jar.
  • Add five dollars extra for each week you complete five days in a row.
  • In ten weeks time (or less), you’ll have $100 you can use to buy a reward, like a new piece of workout equipment or clothing.morning workout routine money jar

Conclusion:

A morning workout routine doesn’t have to be hard to find the time for. Create the time by going to bed a little earlier to wake up a little earlier. Remember these easy steps to make the new morning workout habit stick:

  1. Get everything put out the night before and wear what you’ll be working out in as your sleep clothing.
  2. Use the first five minutes to get the cobwebs out of your head and body by stretching.
  3. Reward yourself with consistent efforts. Results don’t come overnight but through repeated actions. Plant your tree today so that it may bear fruit in the near future.

Are You As Healthy As You Think You Are?

If you’re as healthy as you think you are, you’re going to love this article.

Why?

Assessments confirm knowledge and action. We’re offering exactly that. A test that shows if you are as healthy as you think you are.

Two things are going to happen.

You’re going to find out your health is exactly where it should be.

Or some of you will learn a startling truth – your efforts have gone off-track. If not changed soon, you’ll be a part of those alarming health stats that appear in the news or in infographics.

Should that be the case, stick around. There’s help close by.

Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything You Read

It’s painful to say, but in the U.S. of A., we have a problem. Even though our food labels are overseen by the Food and Drug Administration, the truth is not there.

I’m a huge proponent of choosing as many whole foods as possible. Items like meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, butter – elements that don’t need a label. The processed foods in the grocery store – those foods require a label and for good reason.

They’re poison.

Cereals and most breakfast products are bad for us. These and other foods are disguised as “healthy” with titles like whole grain, fortified with (fill in the blank), and high fiber.

Does that make you feel better knowing you’re eating foods with these descriptions?

Check the labels in your pantry and describe to me what is really in your food.

Can you?

Man-made, synthetic and artificial ingredients abound. When consumers believe these food labels at face value, easier choices can be made and the large food companies profit.

To demonstrate this error in our ways, let’s pick on the Fiber One Protein Bar.

Sounds “healthy,” right?

After an Instagrammer had posted their photo of the bar, claiming it was their ketogenic meal replacement for the day, I did some research and pulled away disgusted and frustrated.

A label that calls itself a protein bar assumes the contents are mostly protein.

Makes sense, right? With a 32GB iPhone, I’d expect it to have close to 32 gigabytes of storage. In a Fiber One Protein Bar, guess how much is listed as protein?

Out of 140 calories total, the Fiber One Protein Bar has 6 grams of protein, which is 24 calories, or 17% of the calorie content.

Sugar is the second listed ingredient, but I guess calling it the Fiber One Sugar Bar didn’t test well in the focus groups. (Insert sarcastic sneer here)

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Is it any wonder with this fraudulent labeling you aren’t as healthy as you think you are?

Breaking down the listed ingredients, here’s a quick run-down of more problems:

  • Ingredients are listed in order of quantity – Sugar in the #2 spot (and it’s hiding under other names as we’ll discover).
  • Rice flour – sounds healthy, but has a Glycemic Index at 95 which ties it with French Fries. Aren’t healthy foods supposed to push you away from foods that contribute to obesity and diabetes?
  • Products containing soy are known to increase estrogen levels, decreasing testosterone which is needed to build muscle. Soy products are cheaper for food manufacturers to push off as healthy.
  • Corn syrup – just another form of sugar with a Glycemix Index score of 115.
  • Soybean oil – highly oxidative, but it’s OK – it’s cheap, right?
  • Processed garbage abounds within the ingredients (vegetable glycerin, maltodextrin, artificial flavor, caramel color that causes cancer)
  • Fructose, also known as fruit sugar, appears in its third reincarnation of sugar, justifying the Fiber One Protein Bar to be renamed the Fiber One Sugar Bar.

After dissecting this one “healthy” item, imagine the dangers that exist in the frozen foods, cookies, cereals, and pasta?

If your pantry and shopping list omit processed foods and disguised “healthy” foods, then give yourself one point for being as healthy as you think you are.

Why “Healthy” Is No Longer a Label, Just a Cliche

When you hear the word “healthy,” what comes to mind?

“Well, she looks healthy.”

“Our bagels are very healthy.

“Would you like a TV dinner from Stouffers, dear, or would you prefer a Healthy Choice dinner?”

One popular notion as featured in the U.S. News is that a “healthy” breakfast is a large breakfast consisting of 700 calories. Well, since a Cinnabon is 880 calories, I guess 3/4 of one would be OK, right? I mean it won’t totally destroy my pancreas, will it?

In time, it will do exactly that.

We use the term “healthy” to denote health, but let’s be real. We use it to justify our bad habits.

Thou shalt not use the word “healthy” in vain. But we do. We can’t define healthy because everyone has their definition to fit their world.

In that sense, “healthy” is one of the most overused hashtags of all time. (On Instagram, there are over 70 million posts using #healthy.)

If everything is so “healthy” for us to eat, why are 34%  of U.S. adults obese? Not just overweight, but obese.

The next time someone tells you their food or activity are “healthy,” do this: ask them why or how. The back-pedaling will start immediately.

“Uh, it’s healthy because… it says so right here.” And they point to the label. So you ask them why it says that on the label.

“Well, it’s healthy because…” And then at this point, the stream of misguided lies come out quoting whole grains, all-natural, low-fat and the second most compromised phrase next to “healthy.”

“And it’s good for you.”

Subway, long considered a healthy fast food alternative, is not so good. Check out these ingredients and additives.

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Subway’s slogan was/is “Eat Fresh.” What’s fresh about adding chemicals, sugars and soy to an all-natural piece of chicken breast just to fill it, sweeten it and increase estrogen levels with soy?

Gluten is an entirely different topic, but certainly not as healthy as you think it is. Gluten causes multiple autoimmune issues in our stomach. Over 25% of the population suffers from celiac disease or is pre-disposed to have it. Healthy? Hardly.

The following bullets should be mandatory definers of “healthy.”

  • If it contains healthy saturated fat – check.
  • If it contains anti-inflammatory whole food ingredients, like more omega- 3 fatty acids vs. omega-6 – check.
  • If there are no processed foods used to make it – check.
  • If it omits mention of low-fat or low-calorie anywhere – check.
  • If it is free of gluten – check.
  • If it contains no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors – check.
  • If it is preservative-free – check.
  • If it contains low-glycemic-index ingredients, so insulin doesn’t spike – check.
  • If it omits mention of being high in fiber – check.

This is by no means a comprehensive test of what’s “healthy,” but it is a good start. Here’s one last point you may have picked up by now – if it uses the word “healthy” anywhere on its packaging – place it back on the shelf.

If the foods you eat most fit the bullet pointed definition provided, then you get one point for being as healthy as you think you are.

This Well-Known Event Is Not As Healthy As You Think It Is…

Aside from “healthy,” there is another word that needs reining in – cardio.

Cardio is the poor man’s excuse for exercise. It signifies some measure of challenging work. It’s a badge of honor.

By its very nature, cardio is defined as exercise that increases your cardiovascular capacity. There are two types of exercise – anaerobic and aerobic. Aerobic requires oxygen in its performance effort while anaerobic does not. Seems simple enough.

Not so fast. Cardio is not as healthy as you think it is.

Lacing up the shoes and jumping on the treadmill appear to be a splendid idea. But the net result of long periods of cardio works against you.

Many well-intended individuals take up cardio as a method to lose or maintain weight loss. It becomes their primary go-to form of exercise. That’s when the wheels fall off.

To lose weight should not be the point, but to lose body fat. When you exert your body over long distances, pushing your heart rate beyond 75% of your max for long periods, your body runs out of glycogen (fuel in your body), and when it’s used to consuming carbs for fuel, it induces gluconeogenesis.

Big word, huh?

Gluconeogenesis is the body’s way of breaking down muscle to produce glucose. A lifetime of ingesting high carbohydrate foods has habituated your body into a systemic dependency that is not…healthy.

Two things will make you a healthier individual. Stop relying on carbohydrates for your energy source and use good sources of fat. Also, halt the cardio.

Need more proof cardio is no bueno?

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Which would you rather be? The muscular sprinter on the left or the gaunt marathoner on the right?

Instead of engaging in cardio activity exclusively, your body requires your help to produce muscle. If you enjoy running, change it up. Speed it up.

Sprint.

Sprinting short distances at various intervals is a powerful muscle building activity that is evidenced in the athlete on the left. Sprinters require strong legs and upper body. Which means they engage in additional activities.

Like weight lifting.

Weight lifting is a bonafide method to build muscle, dependent on a proper diet of protein and fats. You simply start at a weight that you can achieve with good form, master it, max out and repeat the process.

Need more reasoning why cardio is secondary to your health? How about evidence to show cardio decreases your health?

Chronic activities like cardio break down your muscle, increase your stress and justify your appetite’s desires to splurge. There’s a reason why so many “cardio fans” stay the same weight. Their bodies depend on carbs, so when they are done exercising, they hit the carbs, their insulin spikes, the carbs convert to fat, and all of their well-intentioned efforts work against the goal.

They delude themselves into believing that the chocolate cake slice they’re eyeing is entirely ok because they ran three miles that morning.

Stop doing that to yourself.

My summarized advice to get as healthy as you think you should be – for real activity that benefits your weight loss/fat loss goals is to replace the cardio with sprinting (10 reps of 100 meters with 2-3 minutes rest in between) and weight lifting. Feed the body what it needs versus what you want.

Assuming you exercise, if your regimen does not include elongated chronic cardio sessions, you get one point for being as healthy as you think you are.

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure – So Measure Appropriately

Did you know there’s a crime committed most mornings in your bathroom?

It’s the use of your scale.

The worst crime is not replacing the empty toilet paper roll, but I digress…

Tucked behind the toilet, the scale is your best friend one day and your worst nightmare the next.

The scale gets a bad rap, but it’s not the scale’s fault.

A scale is an object. It has no emotion, it just measures. It just is.

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For proper usage:

  • Weigh yourself nude first thing in the morning.
  • Use one scale. Models differ in their measurement.
  • Meals high in sodium or carbohydrates from the day before will cause water retention and fluctuation.
  • The female reproductive cycle will also demonstrate fluctuations in weight.
  • Certain medications will influence your readings.

REMINDER – the scale measures ONE THING – your weight. Your health is not wholly orbiting around what you weigh.

Other health markers you should include for a full perspective of your health and progress should include the following:

  • Blood Pressure – can be measured at the nearest pharmacy or you can purchase a home cuff monitor for a reasonable amount. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80. Higher readings indicate a propensity for heart disease, stroke, and other complications.
  • Triglycerides – a type of fat found in the blood that increases with elevated insulin levels in your veins. Triglycerides store unused calories in your fat cells. Normal levels are less than 150 mg/dL.
  • HDL levels – these are the right components of cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins). You want more HDL than LDL. These “heroes” come from the consumption of saturated fats and protect against heart disease by cleansing the bloodstream of small, dense LDL’s. Aim for levels above 60 mg/dL.
  • LDL levels (and particle size) – these are the bad guys. These low-density lipoproteins have a few cousins regarding their particle size. VLDL’s (very-low-density-lipoproteins) deliver triglycerides and cholesterol to target fat or muscle cells then change into a light, fluffy LDL’s or small dense LDL’s. The large, fluffy LDL’s are relatively harmless. The small, dense LDL’s – not so good. They lodge in the endothelial cell layer, sustain oxidative damage, trigger an autoimmune response and initiate heart attacks. All in all, you want LDL’s to hit as low a level as possible, and you want the least amount of small dense LDL particles.
  •  A1C – this test can diagnose diabetes by providing your average blood sugar level for the past few months. The higher the score, the higher your risk. You want a score of 5 percent or lower. At 6.5 percent or greater, this is an indicator you have diabetes.
  • Heart Rate (Pulse) – the harder your heart has to work to transport blood throughout the body indicates your overall conditioning. A good resting heart rate should be around 50-90. As you track it, if you see changes that are increasing, investigate the reasons why. If your heart rate goes down, keep doing what you’re doing!
  • Body Fat Percentage – this is a key marker in my book assuming you are in good health. An increase in weight could be an increase in muscle. The only pure way to tell is by measuring your body fat. This can be measured by an experienced fitness trainer using body-fat calipers or using a water-displacement method, using an egg-shaped device called a Bod Pod.
  • Urine Microalbumin Level – for those with unhealthy kidneys, this test indicates how much protein is in the urine. It’s cheap and worth the test.
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – CRP is a protein that clears out dead and dying cells and bacteria. If levels are high in CRP, this indicates inflammation whether it be systemic, inflamed, infected, etc. Normal levels should be less than 10 mg/dL.

If you are using more than just your scale as a measurement of your health, then you have earned one point for being as healthy as you think you are.

Why Sleep Should Be “Ahhhhhhh” Versus “Zzzzzz”

As healthy as you think you might be, getting at least eight hours of sleep is critical to your health.

The world is fast-paced and demanding. You influence the demands the world places on you by how you respond.

Sleep is a mini-vacation from life that our bodies require. And just like on a real vacation when we are out and about, there are lots of things going on “back at home.”

As you sleep, this is the best time for the body’s digestive system to get a break so it can call on other body parts to repair and remove bodily wastes.

Muscle is torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and made in bed. As you sleep, your muscle recovers and grows.

On the stress front, sleep is induced by the circadian rhythms of life. Wrapped around a 24-hour cycle, your body senses when it’s time to sleep and is further influenced by the release of melatonin levels as light is decreased.

If you are on your phone, in front of the TV or using any form of electrical stimulation, your melatonin levels will be reduced, and  your sleep patterns will be erratic. Turn off these devices at least one hour before you go to bed.

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When you sleep, your cortisol levels decrease.

The best way to sleep well and decrease cortisol is to avoid stress. If your job or surroundings are so stressful it interrupts your sleep, then those worries or job are quite literally killing you.

As healthy as you think you are, you still need to analyze your job, your friends, and your situation. If they are the root causes of your stress, make the necessary adjustments. Change jobs, change friends, consider therapy or find other resources to help you deal with your emotions and stress.

When your sleep and stress levels are off-kilter, you obviously know you aren’t as healthy as you think you are.

Give yourself one point if you get at least eight hours sleep and maintain a low-stress level during the day. (No half points – it is all or none.)

How Your Lifestyle Reveals All

Sooner or later it’s going to happen.

Death.

What you did yesterday, do today and act out tomorrow all impact how long before Death comes knocking on your door.

Oddly enough, people take actions as if this were a myth.

How many times has your health spiraled out of control? How many diets or approaches have you tried? Five, ten or fifteen? Be honest, how many times have you started a health initiative because you inherently knew something wasn’t right with your body?

And once you rounded the corner, you fell back into the same traps that brought you to your knees earlier, and you cycle through this “uh-oh, fix-it-fast, uh-oh” routine again and again.

This rollercoaster approach is fun at the amusement park, but our bodies deserve better. Pushing them to their brink on both ends of the spectrum is not how we were designed to live.

Why do people fail at weight loss? Because they don’t see it as a lifestyle.  It has to be a relationship between you and your health. If you think it’s OK to cheat on your body, it will react. And that’s about the time the doctors get involved. That’s a for sure that you’re not as healthy as you think you are.

And that’s about the time the doctors get involved.

It’s time to tally up your points. Out of a possible 5 points…

  • If you scored a 5, that is great! You are clearly on the right path towards a comprehensive outlook on your health.
  • If you scored a 4, not too shabby.
  • If you scored a 3 or lower, there is definite room to re-analyze what healthy is all about. Our free course is just the ticket!

As I’ve told the story before, my Grandfather died in 2000 from diabetes and heart disease. It is my mission and purpose to spread the message of good health, nutrition, and exercise to any who wants it.

I’m offering a free course to get you started down the path. There are no strings attached to this offer. Just some foundational information and the opportunity to regain your health.

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How To Crush Your Greatest Challenge With Process Goals

Successful goal setting is challenging which is why today’s article focuses on achieving them with the help of process goals. Before you sigh heavily and think a few curse words, take heart! This is going to be a small win task that will get you closer to actualizing and accomplishing.  I’m even going to throw myself under the bus with this technique down below.

Goals and resolutions don’t solve themselves overnight. To get over a hump, to obtain that new milestone you set for yourself takes effort, tenacity, and a process. Your process is simply another way of saying, “What’s your plan?”

Borrowing an idea from Jason Selk’s book, Executive Toughness, take your product/outcome goals you’ve set for this year and break them down into process goals. We’ve mentioned Selk before, former sports psychologist for the Arizona Cardinals. Similar to a sports outcome, you need to break things down into controllable tasks or fundamentals that will help you accomplish those big goals.

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Process Goals Example for Debt Reduction

For example, let’s say your goal is to escape $10,000 in debt by the end of the year. This is the outcome or product goal.

Assuming you work 50 weeks out of the year, that means you need to set aside $200 each week from your income to accomplish the product goal. From the product goal, create three process goals; fundamental daily practices that will solve your problem. In this example, the obvious obstacle is your purchasing habits. We need to change prior habits using some of the tools we’ve discussed so far.

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Just three a day makes the debt collector go away

 

Here are a few sample process goals for the $10,000 debt:

  • Write your savings account or credit card company a check for $28.57. By doing that each day, that’s less money you have to spend. Write the check out first thing in the morning.
  • The obstacle is your former purchasing habits. Each day, remind yourself of the overall goal and remove a barrier by unsubscribing to a vendor email list or action that puts you in a tempting position.
  • Each day, read ideas from sites like Dave Ramsey or books on debt reduction to not only gain more ideas but keep your goal top of mind.
  • Remind yourself of the things around you which were purchased and did not fill the hole you hoped it would.
  • Discover alternative methods to do what you enjoy without costing money.
  • Find a second job.

If you are looking to reduce debt in your life, I highly recommend Ramsey’s snowball debt method. I used this method to dig myself out of more than $15,000 in debt.

Process Goals Example for Weight Reduction

To lose weight, here are a few more process goals:

  1. Sleep 8 hours each night
  2. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes
  3. Determine your resting metabolic rate and eat at a calorie deficit each day

Process Goals Example for Jeff

One more product goal, using myself as the example. One of my goals for 2016 is to publish three books. For that to occur, I’ve identified the following three process goals I do each day to be successful:

  1. Schedule at least two hours each day for quiet work
  2. Write at least 1,000 words each day
  3. Connect with my personal network to keep my fires up, to gain ideas and to help them

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Your Process Goals Become Your Routine

When you think about having to do something that gives you small wins, like process goals, and you do them daily – they become a  habit; part of your daily routine. Just like getting ready for work, these daily process goals will eventually become a part of your day. Perhaps a little tough at first, you’ll soon gain momentum like a line of dominos, one action setting off the next. By year’s end, all that you set out to achieve is yours to celebrate applying the principles of small wins and process goals.

Are you excited yet? I am as I realize all that I want for 2016, my best year, is in front of me in the form of small wins. And your small wins are right there as well.

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 Starting Over Challenge of the Day

All of the goal setting steps we’ve already discussed, it’s time to put those goals into practice. Your challenge for the day is to break out your product/outcome goals into three process goals as described above. Write these process goals out and place them in your wallet, on your refrigerator, and on your bathroom mirror – anywhere you can see as a reminder until they become habit. Visualize your success as these process goals become part of your daily routine. Then rock it!

Five Amazing Ways to Erase Negative Thoughts

Starting Over - Positive thoughts replacing negative thoughtsNegative thoughts – if there is one thing that will get in the way of achieving all that you ever thought possible in life, stinkin’ thinkin’ takes the cake.  The worst part about your negative thoughts is where they originate. You.

Negative thoughts are challenging to overcome. Once they nest in your mind, they can be some of the hardest rascals to weed out of your mental garden. Good thing you’re reading this post then, huh?

According to the American Psychological Association, the more you try not to think negatively, the more you’ll do just that. For golfers, they can be fine hitting the ball  as they focus on the flag. But as soon as someone says, “Don’t hit it in the water,” it’s a death sentence. All attempts to knock it away from the water take it straight there.

So stop doing that! Push those negative thoughts out. Below are five ways to help you do just that.

Dilute Your “Negative Thoughts Kool-Aid”

Let’s assume that all of your negative thoughts are Kool-Aid. You choose the flavor, but it probably tastes like crap since its negativity in the flesh. Now, begin to think of positive thoughts as drops of water. You are the sum of what you think. Garbage in, garbage out. But the more you think positively, like how you’re gonna rock 2016, you dilute the Kool-Aid. You take away the negative potency and replace it with your own brand of positive sweetener. Start today by thinking no less than five positive thoughts. Then drink up!

Get Some Sleep

An extensive study conducted by several universities linked shorter sleep times with repeated negative thoughts. Negative thoughts can disrupt our sleep just as poor sleep can lead to us cursing the day. Stop the cycle in its tracks by getting to bed at a reasonable time and make it a priority to get a good eight hours of sleep.

Bonus Tip: If you fall asleep while at work, just lift your head as you say “AMEN.” Works every time.

Exercise

This is one of my favorites – exercise. Amongst its many benefits, exercise over time will stimulate the chemicals in your brain, a sort of mental meth lab for Breaking Bad fans, which will make you happy, relaxed and more focused. How many times do people associate exercise with “blowing off some steam?” There’s a good reason for that – it works. The Mayo Clinic agrees with me, too.

One last thing on exercise – be intentional. Walk in there with a game plan to maximize your efforts. See Vince’s quote below for added motivation.

The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

Vince Lombardi

Read

For a low-cost and efficient method for eradicating negative thoughts from your melon, few items beat a good book. Sure, there’s Amazon and the big box stores, but a library is a treasure trove of resources – all for free.  Reading positive quotes are great to help turn things around as well. Books that help you learn new skills help you develop. Good fiction can help you distance yourself from problems. And self-help books can guide you to solutions.

The brain can’t think about two things simultaneously. Focus on your reading, or the other tactics listed, and you shortcut negative thoughts.

Do Something for Someone Else

Being the participant that I am in quality exercise, I started a new habit. My neighbors across the street are in their 70’s. The husband has a bad heart. I decided to use my fitness to help others, and now I make it a point after a snow storm to clean his driveway. Sure, I’m using a snowblower for the most part, but I’m out there doing good. I don’t need the recognition but when it comes, it’s usually in the form of cookies from Lucy, the wife. Trust me, cookies or not, helping someone is powerful mojo when it comes to fighting negative thoughts.

OK, those are five great ideas to help you overcome negative thoughts. Now the time comes to put them into action. The next challenge is putting at least two of these into practice over the next few days. Lombardi’s quote is a powerful one. Things don’t just happen. You have to put an effort in to get good things out of life.

Let me know how it goes. I’m positive you’ll see the benefits.

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