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How To Develop Your Mental Resilience While Working From Home

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Your Mind Is Like A Magnet

Your mind is like a magnet.

According to the National Science Foundation, an average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive thoughts.

Knowing that we are facing an uphill battle, it is upon us to deliberately work to counteract and eliminate those negative thought patters by creating our own belief system.

One of my favourite books of 2020 is Working With The Law. It is a referral from David Neagle, who is a fantastic teacher about money mindset and understanding how the mind works.

(Recently I wrote about How To Believe In Yourself and referenced some of David’s teachings that helped me shift my mindset.)

The chapter Law of Supply illustrates an example about how, similar to a magnet, you must deliberately “charge your mind” to create the attraction you desire.

When unused, a magnet has very little charge, but in the hands of an engineer it can be charged to create a strong force capable of attracting more than it initially was programmed to.

In this video, I share an excerpt from the book that really stands out as you think about the force that exists inside us all and how we choose to use that power and create it.

The principle is that if we do not deliberately “charge our minds” to meet the demands of our desires, we will never be able to fully attract them.

And so, as I describe inside The Resilience Toolbox, we must deliberately create our own belief and consciously charge our mind.

You can do that by:

  1. Locating Your Hero – Identify what Sarah Wells calls your “Dream Team”. Who is your Coach, Star, Connector, Librarian, and Teammate who can help lead you and guide you to success?
  2. Assembling Your Library – Identify how you learn best (visual, auditory, read/write, kinesthetic) and then what resources are available to build your physical and digital library?
  3. Do Your Homework – Put pen to paper and write down your thoughts. When you do that, you get clear in your head about your negative thoughts and cognitive distortions, and it gives you an opportunity to flip and reframe them.

Now remember, just like a magnet, your mind won’t hold its charge if you don’t put energy into it on a regular basis. This metaphor isn’t to provide you with a quick fix, but to emphasize the importance of recognizing how powerful your mind really is and to identify actionable steps that you can take to begin charging your mind.

Even if you don’t think you are, we are all engineers in our own way. We engineer our own belief system and it begins with our thoughts. By choosing what energy you supply your mind with and how you deal with the negative that exists inside will determine how strong that force is to attract “good” into your life.

Start focusing on your belief system and “charge your mind”.

Enjoyed this article? Here are three others to help you succeed:

How To Believe In Yourself

How To Mentally Prepare For Setbacks

What To Do When Nothing Is Going Right

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