What We Put In Our Mind Matters by Coach Jim Johnson

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 feeding your mind?

Here are 7 tips and tricks I use to make sure I am 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.
  • 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.  Do you have a 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 group of friends of mentors 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 can 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 screen time. TV and social media are the easiest ways we can waste time and churn inefficiently through the day.  It’s a way to unwind, yes, but be aware of how much screen time you use 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 or idea you have each day.

Jim JohnsonAbout the Author: Coach Jim JOHNSON is one of Your Monthly Mentors, an author and authority on teamwork, leadership, and realizing your dreams. Based in Rochester, New York, he is most famously known for helping an autistic senior, Jason McElwain (J-Mac), realize his dreams and play with his basketball team. Jason scored an amazing 20 points in 4 minutes during that game. Coach Jim Johnson has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and ESPN and is the author of the book “A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons From a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy”Read More…

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