Go on a ‘Mental Diet’

This is the 10 day mental challenge, taken directly from Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins.  It’s an amazing exercise that I’m currently taking on myself – it relates to your life as a whole as much as it relates to your fitness goals:

Rule 1:  In the next ten consecutive days, refuse to dwell on any unresourceful thoughts or feelings.

Rule 2: When you catch yourself beginning to focus on the negative, immediately redirect your focus toward a better emotional state.

Rule 3:  For the next ten consecutive days, make sure your focus is on solutions and not problems.

Rule 4: If you backslide, don’t beat yourself up!  Get right back on track.  But if you continue to focus on the negative – for longer than two minutes – you have to wait until the next morning and start the ten days over.

Think about how much your mood and overall quality of life could change if you were to use this exercise to change your thinking patterns for good!  How incredibly powerful!

P.S. This is just a small tidbit from this book – it’s one of the best of its kind that I’ve read.  Here is a link to order the book on Amazon.

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One Response to Go on a ‘Mental Diet’

  1. Ron Long says:

    Dear Forest,
    This is probably the most powerful
    exercise in mental and emotional control I have yet encountered. It is mind over matter, using the mind to control the emotions. It is something I have been kicking around myself, but never realized it could be a guided exercise. Thanks for the

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