Hello, I’m Brian Tracy.
Today I want to talk to you
about how to keep your mind healthy
throughout your entire life.
Your mind will make you rich or poor
depending on the uses you put to it.
I want you to take a moment to
answer the following question.
What are you doing today
to keep your brain healthy and active?
If you’re like most people,
you’re more than willing to spend hours each week
focusing on developing a strong and
flexible phsical body,
but failed to devote any time to
actively seeking out ways
to improve your mental fitness.
Cultivating a keen and active mind
is key to unlocking a more satisfying and meaningful life
in every area.
Maintaining a healthy mind
is central for improving your productivity,
strengthen your personal and professional relationships
and finally, realising your best self.
Building your brain and
keeping your mind healthy is critical,
but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Here are 6 actionable suggestions
that can help you get started today,
making your mind as sharp as a razor.
First, read as much positive material as you can.
Your brain craves new ideas and stimulation,
and reading is one of the best ways to explore them.
While there are endless topics
you can explore by reading,
it’s necessary to keep the majority of the material
as positive and inspirational as possible.
You must really enjoy what you are reading.
Continuously exposing yourself to reading material
which is pessimistic or causes you to become agitated
like lots of stuff in the newspapers today,
will have an overall negative effect
on your mental state.
This means instead of obsessing over,
depressing news articles,
pick up an inspiring biography or a
nonfiction book in your field of interest.
Study after study,
has proven that there’s a direct correlation
between physical exercise and mental well-being.
Exercise can help to reduce stress and
alleviate fear in depression,
Along with boosting positivity,
and even improving cognitive thinking.
The good news is that even moderate aerobic exercises
like walking or jogging or swimming,
can have a tremendous effect
on the way you feel mentally.
All it takes is 30 minutes of exercises.
A couple of times a week to start to see the results.
If you can’t squeeze a full
30 minutes of exercise in your schedule,
don’t worry about it.
Even doing aerobic exercises for a little as
ten minutes at a time,
is really beneficial.
Next, practice affirmations.
But using affirmations on a daily basis
you can counteract some of the
overwhelming negativity in the world around you,
and create a more optimistic outlook for yourself.
Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do
fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept,
your master program.
Research has shown that through the simple act of
making positive statements about yourself, to yourself,
you can reprogram your brain to
overcome unhealthy habits and
increase your productivity
and control harmful emotions.
You’re gonna find many affirmations online,
but the most powerful ones,
are those you create by yourself.
Think of an area of your life
that you would like to change,
and then, choose an achievable outcome
that you want to reach.
Frame your desired outcome
in a short present tense statement,
and repeat it to yourself throughout the day.
Let me give you a couple of examples.
The most powerful affirmation of all is the affirmation
“I like myself. I like myself. I like myself.”
“我喜欢我自己 我喜欢我自己 我喜欢我自己”
I learned that fully 40 years ago,
and I was just, remarkable.
I was shocked that I never heard of it before.
And the instructor had everybody in a room say it,
and today I have everybody in my room say it,
如今 我把所有人聚集在我的房间里 让大家这样说
all over the world and now,
50 or 60 languages,
” I like myself. I like myself. I like myself.”
“我喜欢我自己 我喜欢我自己 我喜欢我自己”
Because the more you like yourself,
the more you like everyone around you,
the more you like your work,
the more you like your activities,
the more open-minded and optimistic you are.
Another one you can say is,
” I am the best. I am the best. I am the best.”
“我最棒 我最棒 我最棒”
I always tell my children,
that they’re the best,
and they soon they start to say to themselves
“I’m the best. I’m really good.”
Perhaps the best of all is “I can do it.”
“I can do it.”
“I can do anything I put my mind to.”
“I’m not afraid of anything.
I can do anything I put my mind to.”
which I really love is the words, “I love my work.”
“I love my work.”
“I love myself and I love my work.”
Get yourself pumped, almost like mental exercise,
get the blood moving, “I like myself, I love my work.”
让血液沸腾起来 ”我喜欢我自己 我爱我的工作“
” I like myself, I love my work.”
and you will be astonished,
and how much better you feel
and how much better you do your work.
Just give it a try.
My rule throughout my career has been that
you only need to try my recommendations once,
to find out if it works or not
you don’t have to practice for 6 months,
just do it once and you will experience the change,
and then you start to do it over and over again,
because once you experience the change
you will be motivated do it again.
My first instructor in personal development said,
“With affirmations, your future is unlimited.”
I never forgot those words,
I wrote them down and I rewrote them,
I read them and I reread them.
” With affirmations,” talking to yourself in a positive way,
“your future is unlimited.”
Develop good habits.
Are your habits holding your back
and causing you to feel bad about yourself?
Or are your habits pushing you forward
and causing you to feel great about yourself?
Almost everyone has at least one bad habit that
he or she wishes that he or she could quit
whether it’s procrastination or self-doubt or
the propensity to blame others
when things are going wrong or badly.
Harmful practices are a significant ruin
on your mental health.
Despite the negative impact
of these self-destructive habits,
overcoming them can often be a real struggle.
One method many successful people use
or find helpful
is replacing a bad habit with a good habit.
So, instead of just committing to stop
fearing rejection in social situations,
work on developing and
exceedingly gregarious and outgoing personality,
by setting goals and working every day toward them.
An important point about setting goals is this,
is when you set a goal and you start working toward it,
not only if you feel like a winner,
when you achieve the goal
which you will do if you don’t give up,
but you feel like a winner every step of the way.
You feel happy and positive,
and good about yourself,
every step of the way.
Fifth, eat healthy foods.
Maintaining a healthy mind
necessitates having a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Throw out the junk food in the cupboard
and stick to eating real foods.
Many people experience positive mental health,
when they eliminate saturated fats
and sugar from their diet.
Finally, set goals with deadlines
and work towards them.
This is my favorite of all.
Standing still not making any progress
is almost worse than failing when you do start off.
At least you’ve tried to meet the challenge and failed,
you probably learned something valuable about yourself.
Whenever you make a mistake of any kind,
simply ask yourself,
“what can I learn from this experience?
What can I learn that will
help myself to be better in the future?”
Keep your mind focused
on the positive part of what you just did,
and the negative part will just kind of, disappear.
The fear of failure
is the biggest single enemy of personal success
for you or me or anyone else.
对你 对我 对任何人都是如此
It’s often petrifying enough to
cause you to avoid completing projects or
even having the confidence to start one in the first place.
A positive way of overcoming this mental self paralysis
is to create S.M.A.R.T goals.
A smart goal is a goal that is specific,
If you have a long-term project,
and use what is called The Checklist Manifesto.
You take the long-term project
and you break it down into a list,
smaller, easier to finish tasks.
You organize the list by what you do first
what you do second, what you do third,
再做什么 然后做什么 来组织清单
and then you begin, on number one.
Once you break out all the tasks
you need to do to complete a project,
identify the most important tasks,
and start on those.
Make sure that you set dealines
for each task as well as
for the completion of the entire project or goal.
Your mental health is critical
to leading the life that you deserve.
Start making the changes
that you need to improve today.
Now I’d love to hear from you,
so my question today is
what do you do to keep your mind healthy?
Leave a comment below and
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Hello, I’m Brian Tracy.