What we put in our minds matters

Are you aware of what you are feeding your mind?

Our mind can be a beautiful place, if we treat it properly.  We can either help or hinder it’s growth by what we feed it.  Do you pay close attention to what you are feeding your mind every day?  How do you go about consistently your mind?  In the #CJJblog this week I wanted to focus on some tips and tricks I use to make sure I am are always feeding my mind and supporting its growth.  Enjoy.

  • Be intentional.  Feed your mind at least 65 minutes each day with some sort of positive material.  I use a combination of books, podcasts, and audiobooks.  What can you use?
  • Read every day.  Educational or informational books can help keep your mind sharp.  I make it a goal of mine to read at least one book per week.  What is your reading goal?
  • Start mastermind group.  There is a group of people out there who share your same interests and passions for life.  Find them.  Meet or talk at least once per month to share ideas.  Do you have a mastermind group you can rely on?
  • Use 2-for-1 method.  This is a great way to enhance your every day actions and turn them into a mind-growing session.  Listen to an audiobook while you mow the lawn, or watch an inspirational video while you eat breakfast.  How do you double up?
  • Be quiet.  After you feed your mind, sit quietly and reflect for at least ten minutes.  This helps clear your head and put what’s important into perspective.
  • Be aware.  Mostly about television.  TV is the easiest way we can waste time and churn inefficiently through the day.  It’s a way to unwind, yes, but be aware of how much tv you watch each day and try to cut it in half, replacing it with reading a book.
  • Start a journal.  Write down your best ideas, don’t simply trust your memory.  Write down at least one thought you have each day.  Do you have a journal?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson and J-Mac will be speaking on March 26th at the ShipBob headquarters in Chicago, IL

Life Tip #13:  Meditate or sit quietly for at least ten minutes per day