Our brains are made of mainly ‘fats’ and water. We have fatheads!

And just like the fat in our bodies the fat in our head is ‘flabby’ without exercise…

There are numerous studies about the benefits of keeping an active mind. From helping to stave off dementia to increasing longevity. Good mental health is a good thing to have.

And as well as being good for your health, mentally ‘exercising’ your brain can also help you get more of what you want in life.

Exercises for your mind like solving crossword puzzles and sudoku are good for increasing your problem solving abilities, especially with words and numbers. For results like: being more confident, motivated, happy and so on… you need to do more specific:

‘Mental Exercises’

A client I had once said to me that he found it difficult to meet people and talk to them because of low self-esteem and confidence…

We spoke a little about what having more confidence would give him and how great it would be. Then I turned the conversation to exercise and asked him how much time he spent playing sports, working out, how he spent his time keeping fit.

“An hour in the gym each morning, I play tennis twice a week and like to go for cycle rides at the weekend…”

He totalled it up and said about 15 hours a week. Great I said and enquired if he thought his life would be better off without doing any exercise? He couldn’t imagine a life without working out and exercising, he said that he enjoyed doing it and felt fitter and happier because of it.

I said to him, "So that must make you feel better in yourself?" Of course he replied yes. I asked him how much better would he like to feel in other areas, for example more creative and artistic, more self-assured and confident, happier in relationships, personally and at work?

And of course there were many areas of his life that he wanted to improve. Then I asked him how much time did he spend doing Mental Exercise?

After a little shock and confusion about the fact that there were formalised mental exercises that can be done to attain specific results, he returned the answer ‘none’.

“What would happen if you did?” I inquired…

And that means deliberately committing to making the time each day for at least a month to assess how successful you can be because of doing mental exercises…

Well his mind was blown and he agreed.

While we know that spending an hour in the gym each day under the supervision of a personal trainer is likely to help you gain result you want…

If you spend an hour a day learning about a subject after a few months or years you would know a lot about that subject… again this is obvious.

Someone who is really ‘stressed out’ and starts meditating for 30 minutes a day will obviously become calmer and more relaxed. Even after just one month of meditating the physical symptoms of stress on the body would be reduced, the feelings of being stress would be significantly lessened. A positive result.

Doing mental exercise helps you get what you want…

“Our self image strongly held, essentially determines what we become”

Dr Maxwell Maltz

This is a Mental Exercise designed to improve your self image. To help you create a much more youthful and positive one. Do it every day for two weeks (it only takes a minute or two) and notice the difference it makes.

So what do you want more of?

There is a huge list of words you can pick to describe your emotions from self-assured to motivated; or spiritually connected to being better at socialising and networking; heart centred or passionate. It’s an overwhelming choice of thousands and thousands of options…

“What do you want?”

It becomes hard to choose when the catalogue has so, so many things you want, well you aren’t limited to just one thing…

To achieve anything you need a solid foundation and to start doing mental exercises.

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Either way doing simple mental exercises for your brain can help you get more of what you want… 🙂

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  • Steve

    Reply Reply May 25, 2018

    I did something very similar to this a few years ago and the results were fantastic. Thank you for reminding me of this.

  • Shakti

    Reply Reply April 25, 2018

    Thank you John, I love the way you make things so clear to understand.


    • John Vincent

      Reply Reply May 25, 2018

      Thank you Shakti 🙂 Glad you enjoyed.

  • Jenny

    Reply Reply December 30, 2017

    Hi John, what mental exercise would I need to do if I wanted to have more confidence?

    • John Vincent

      Reply Reply December 30, 2017

      Hi Jenny, The thing with Confidence is that the more specific you are the better the results you get… in what situation do you want to be more confidence… i.e talking to people socially, so you would plan in advance to have more confidence in that situation, imagine seeing yourself walking up to someone, talking, laughing and having a good time. See in your mind what you would look like being in that situation, confident and enjoying yourself… then imagine floating inside that version of you and seeing the world through your more confident self… notice how good that feels… then imagine seeing yourself even more confident… and open your eyes. This leaves you in a disassociated state looking at a vision of who you want to be having experienced a version of what it would be like to be more confident…

      Check out the Confidence Copycat exercise: http://www.hjhpublishing.com/ic-m2/Confidence%20Copycat.mp3


  • John Vincent

    Reply Reply March 25, 2012

    Thank you Shakti 🙂 Glad you enjoyed.


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