People resolve to work their muscles more when the New Year comes around. But many people forget the most important thing that needs training—the brain!
While it’s not a muscle, the brain can be trained to think and act differently.
According to Karla Starr—author of“Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others”—our brain can have up to 60,000 thoughts a day. But nearly 80% of those thoughts are negative.
The reason? Negative thoughts are easy. Here are Karla’s five daily exercises to have a luck-filled 2019:
1. Superstitions are OK, they can decrease anxiety, but leading with your intuition isn’t always the best tool. Our brain is designed to favor patterns. When a situation feels similar our brain is quick to be to function on prediction and laziness and being risk-free.
2. Be ready for new opportunities. Imagine and visualize your life in five years being successful.
3. Embrace life’s teachable moments. Every setback or failure is when you grow and get stronger. Make better decisions by choosing your own criteria of importance.
4. Invest in yourself and stop selling yourself short. Take time to be present, and not worry about what’s next. Be in the moment, schedule less.
5. Make a stranger smile every day. Just 30 seconds of daily interactions makes you feel more connected. Vow to reconnect with someone from your personal network daily via Facebook or LinkedIn who you haven’t seen or heard from in a while.
Okay! Crack Wise is going to try this right now:
We’ll ditch our lucky socks. They’re standing in the corner right now.
In five years, we’re going to have our own brand of hemorrhoid pads. Move over, Tucks. Make way for Cracks.
Teachable moment: having a fiber bar for breakfast, followed by chili for lunch is a bad move.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ…. Oh, sorry. We were “in the moment” and “in the moment” we’re sleepy from staying up late and ordering items from that one infomercial.
We've been blocked by some on social media. We say "reaching out"; They say "harassment." Whatevs.
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