So, today was an interesting day to say the least. I found myself in an old families territory from my past. I was out of sync today. It hurt my brain. IT ACTUALLY PHYSICALLY HURT MY BRAIN!!!
I went to a friends house to pay a visit. It was really nice, except I know I need to continue to move forward and progress in my life. I love this guy with all my heart. He’s going to be my best man some day. But loving myself is more important to me rather than loving everyone else I possibly can, for now.
My relationship with my girlfriend is a fascinating subject. We went to the cabin and took a huge step forward in our relationship. I felt like we connected on a deep level by communicating and expressing our emotions. But today, I realized we are a long way away from where I want to be with her. I believe my relationship with my girlfriend will forever be evolving. Its frustrating right now, but I cannot wait for my future with her! I will continue to give her the time she needs just like I need for myself. This will never change the way I feel about her!
Tomorrow I am going to overachieve. I will do everything in my power all day to progress my life. I will work on myself in the morning (read, write, exercise, etc). I will learn as much as I possibly can in the afternoon (1 seminar and reading my class textbook which is definitely not my passion, lol). And, I will enjoy a beautiful evening with my girlfriend and friends!
I am so excited for tomorrow! Cheers!
I apologize for my absence, but I am back. I am back better than every. I fill strong and powerful. I don’t mean that in an egotistic way. I am just refreshed and excited. My wonderful girlfriend and I spent two nights at my Oma’s cabin. It reminded me how important it is for all of us to get away and really be present in nature.
Our activities… we went swimming, rode bikes, completed some homework, read, made dinner, went out for breakfast, shopped in a couple of stores, and relaxed. My brain feels happy and energetic, and I could not be more grateful for this amazing weekend.
Time is the most valuable thing and please take the time to enjoy it with your loved one’s. No matter what you accomplish, nothing matters if you have know one to accomplish with. Take the time to ride bikes (or do whatever you love) with the most special people in your life, because that’s what life is really all about. Enjoy yourself and remember that your brain is a wonderous thing.
Have a fantastic Sunday evening.
So last night I couldn’t sleep. My mind was racing with so many thoughts. Good thoughts, but still thoughts. This raises the question… how do we take control of our minds when we want to sleep? Can anyone venture any suggestions? I was thoroughly excited about my life laying in my bed last night. But, I still wanted to sleep.
Today, I am physically exhausted. But Tony Robbin’s says, progress equals happiness. Therefore, I will continue to push forward until the end of the day. It’s remarkable what you can accomplish just by changing the way you think (ie. Changing Your Brain). This is going to be a lengthy process but I am going to study what it takes to be successful in all areas of life (relationships, success, wealth, spirituality, and so on).
Once again, I encourage anyone to begin this wonderfully crazy journey we call life and share their stories and experiences. Together, lets spread this cause and make the world a better place.
Today was a good day. Today was a personal development day. I worked extremely hard at accomplishing all of my tasks that I mapped out when I woke up. I almost finished. But family is more important. I am so proud of myself and I feel really good. I have mapped out my morning and early afternoon for tomorrow and I will persist to follow through. Again, I encourage those to follow me on this process and see what develops.
It has been less than 1 week and I’ve already experienced changes in my personal health and well-being. I feel happier, stronger, capable, and powerful. I understand this process is going to take a really long time. But I am committed to the process. I want to be addicted to the process.
Changing your brain can seem impossible. It can seem daunting. I dreaded this for years. However, I am powering through. Obviously, I am going to use the professionals along the way. But I am ready and engaged.
I woke up and followed my routine. I am learning this changing your brain process myself and it definitely takes commitment. I am learning that you have to set goals and tasks and follow through. This doesn’t mean having a day off. I am guilty to say that yesterday I took a day off. I didn’t follow through, and I paid the price emotionally. However, today has been great. I mapped out my day and I am following through. I am right on schedule. Today’s goals…
- Make bed (check)
- Brush teeth with opposite hand (check)
- Get lots of oxygen (check)
- Gratitude journal (check)
- Run for 20 minutes (check)
- Read for 45 minutes (check)
- Social media (in progress)
- School work Unit 4
- Coffee meeting with business prospect
- School work Unit 4 finish
This is my list of things to do that I intend to complete before dinner. I am going to plan out each day for the next 7 days and be as productive as I possibly can. Tony Robbins said once, “Productivity equals Happiness.” I encourage anyone who’s reading this to join me and experience the rewards of our own productivity.
I am still trying to figure out what specific niche “Changing Your Brain” is. This will be an ongoing process that I will not quit. I believe in this stuff. I believe that changing your brain has the power to change your life.
Another aspect to changing your brain is the importance of vulnerability. People all over the world are taking prescription drugs to relieve pain. From what I have read and hear, these drugs may be a temporary solution, but can create damage in the long-run.
Why am I saying this?
Because I want everyone to take a step back and look at what they are putting into their bodies. I have never resorted to prescribed medication and I feel fantastic. Yes, it took me a long fucking time and a lot of fucking work. But, I am finally ready to proceed with my life. Tony Robbins stated once… Progress = Happiness
Now, back to vulnerability.
From recent experiences, I think I found a wonderful medicine that we can all use free of charge. Its to allow yourself to cry. We have this societal belief that we must be emotionally tough to withstand the challenges arise. Well, why not allow your emotions to take over and just let go? Try it! I promise you, it will feel good. I encourage every single person in this world to cry and release. No harm, no foul.
I find myself staying up later than I’d like. I am going to bed at 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning which has caused me to sleep in until 9:00 or 10:00. I have always been a morning person, waking up at 6:30 or 7:30. Tony Robbin’s says he aims for 6 hours of sleep per night so he can gain an extra 2-3 months of productivity per year. Can your life be sustained on 6 hours of sleep per night? I will begin to experiment with this by getting a maximum of 7 hours of sleep per night for the next 7 days. I’ll keep you posted!
Putting the sleep aside, I am currently engaging with reading and audio books. I am finding myself wanting to absorb as much information as I possibly can. But, time is limited. I guess if I can live a life with 7 hours of sleep or less per night, my time will become less restricted.
Each morning when I wake up, I feel tired and unwilling to follow through. HOWEVER, I am still following Jim Kwik’s 10 step routine and I can tell you that once I complete his process, I am alert and engaged with my life.
- Remember your dreams
- Make your bed
- Drink lots of water (your brain is dehydrated in the mornings)
- Brush your teeth with your opposite hand
- Brain tea (I haven’t figured this one out yet)
- Gratitude journal
- High intensity workout
- Brain smoothie (I use avocados)
- Read (45 min)
Today, I am going to seek out a part-time job. I want to start a career in technology. I was thinking about applying as a sales rep at my local Apple store. If anyone has any other suggestions, I am open to any and all experiences.
I want to state something. I am not a pro at this shit. I have worked extensively on my brain for the past three and a half years, and I feel like I am finally getting the hang of it. But, I am not a pro. I have begun filling my brain with information every day and I want to share my knowledge with everyone who wants to listen. Lets change our brains and learn this process together, so we can discover the best versions of ourselves with each other.
I am working hard today… Setting tasks to accomplish by the end of the day (Tuesday, July 17). I am realizing that a measuring stick for progress is finding out there is not enough time in a day. Seems kind of ironic to me haha! Cheers!
Even though this post is officially set at day 2, I began this process approximately two weeks ago. However, I am now in a rhythm where I can continue to make strides each day (ie. Day 2). Two weeks ago I went through a major breakthrough. I was all over the place. I quit my job and proposed to my girlfriend in the same day. I started throwing out possessions from my past. I was making drastic changes without even thinking about it. I quit my fantasy football team which I am still sad about, but proud of that decision. So many things in my life are constantly changing and it’s scary, yet exciting.
Today, I will follow through with my list to do. I have completed 8 of Jim Kwik’s morning success steps out of 10. I will finish those steps with reading Tony Robbin’s Money: Master the Game. I will persist to keep moving forward. I have been studying what it takes to be successful in wealth, business, relationships, and health. I have been monitoring everything I eat and drink (water, smoothies, plant vegetation, minimal meat, and the odd treat). I have gone for 20 minute runs each morning. I have continued to feed my brain with knowledge. It is now time to start trying things for my career. I want to constantly learn at my job (technology?) while helping people. I will start by applying for a part-time gig and volunteering locally.
If you are reading this and feel like you want to also begin changing your life, start with a gratitude journal. Since I have been following the pros, I find that a common denominator that each expert shares is that they practice gratitude every day.