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April 5, 2010

30 Day Mental Cleanse

30 Day Mental Cleanse

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1. Read Uplifting Material for 15-20 Minutes A Day

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Did you know that 87% of the population doesn’t read a single book after they graduate from High School. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are great reading material, but they do very little to improve the skills that are going to help you reach your dreams. Instead read some empowering books, go to Amazon.com or your favorite book store. Here are some of my favorite authors: Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Jim Rohn, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Shad Helmstetter.

2. Turn Off The Television

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The statistics are alarming at how much time we devote to the Television, or as Jerry Clark calls it, “The Electronic Income Reducer”.  A recent study revealed that T.V. is actually reducing the human’s IQ. We as humans can stimulate ” neurogenesis” (the process of making new brain cells) by visualization and T.V is taking that away. So we are getting dumber and dumber. Most people watch the news before they go to sleep, and is the news empowering or disempowering?

Right, Disempowering.

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So all night long while your body is sleeping, your subconscious is working, and it thinks all night long about the last message that it received, disempowerment. Instead of watching the news, read your uplifting material. Your subconscious will thank you because of the powerful messages that it will be thinking about all night long  If you have shows that you just can’t live without, record them. Watch them 30 days later if you must. If worse comes to worse, just unplug your TV.

I will share a secret with you, turning off the T.V has done wonders for my marriage and relationship with my wife.

3. Turn off the Radio

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How much time do you spend in your car a day? An hour, longer? Most likely you are listening to the radio or a music CD, which is only feeding your mind with more toxins. Instead, listen to personal development CD’s or download some off the internet. I call this the university on wheels. Why not learn something positive while you are driving. They say that it takes ten thousand hours to be an expert in anything. So use your time wisely.

4. No Newspapers

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This is very similar to the reason why you don’t want to watch TV. Negativity sells. Here are the headlines from an array of newspapers that I found just today: “Auto Thieves Leaving Their Mark”, “How Safe Is Your Grocery Store?”, “New Report Suggests Your Kids Have Already Been Exposed to Pornography”. Yes, these titles are attractive and make you want to read the paper, but at the same tine, they are filling you with doubt, fear, and a feeling that you are not in control of your own life. Stay away from this!

5. Associate Only with Uplifting People

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One of the most difficult lessons I’ve had to learn is how negatively friends can impact your life when I wrote Are Your Friends Leading You Nowhere?. It’s very hard to look at your friends without any emotions and to judge if they bring you up or down. Stay away from people who complain, gossip, or have no desire to improve their lives. This may include your family. Don’t ever underestimate the impact of one negative person in your life. TRUST ME.

6. Drink Water

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Another alarming fact, the only water that 83% of kids and adults get is through soda. Put away those bottles of soda, coffee cups, and juices and replace it all with water. Our bodies are made up of 80% water. Water is needed in every physiological process in your body. Water is the most essential macronutrient.

7. Exercise At Least 20 Minutes A Day

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This shouldn’t even be on the list because you should already be doing it… right? What’s stopping you, get out there and move your body. Do something fun and adventurous. Go hiking, walking, dancing, anything to get up and move around. 20 minutes minimum, ok! Another important factor is breathing.  Make sure to always breath in through your nose and out from your mouth. If you are lifting weights you always breath in on the lowering or eccentric part of the exercise and breathing out on the lifting or the concentric part of the exercise.

8. Reflect on the Good for 30 Minutes Each Day

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At the end of the night, do you just go to sleep and call it good? Take a few minutes to yourself. Make a cup of green tea, sit in your favorite chair, and reflect about everything positive in your life and the positive that happened to you through the day. Think of the people you met, the smiles that you received, the hugs, the emails, the phone calls.

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