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5 Fitness Rules To Live By | Dec. 17, 2012 | The Spark with Adam Hergenrother

Making healthy choices and implementing fitness routines are things you can do immediately  Mind Spark Recommends a positive spin on fitness with five key rules by Steven Gomez called 10 WORST Fitness Mistakes from MyDailyMoment.com in this weeks The Spark with Adam Hergenrother!

Have an inspiring day!

-Adam

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Words of Wisdom: Usefulness

Do more than belong: participate.
Do more than care: help.
Do more than believe: practice.
Do more than be fair: be kind.
Do more than dream: work.

-William A. Ward.

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Ten Ways Your Mind is Smacking You Around

David DiSalvo understands that "sometimes it seems like your brain just isn't on your side." DiSalvo presents Ten Ways Your Mind is Smacking You Around on psychologytoday.com that are worth wrapping your mind around.  As useful and necessary as our brains are of course, it's important to "remember that not every message coming from the control center is accurate or beneficial."  Here are DiSalvo's 10 examples below, but be sure to read more about his suggestions on what to do about them at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/neuronarrative/201212/10-ways-your-brain-is-smacking-you-around

1. Telling you that you have more impulse control than you really do.
2. Producing more automatic thoughts than you can possibly manage.
3. Pulling you into rumination about your worst fears.
4. Directing you toward distractions to take the pressure off.
5. Making you think you’re a mind-reader and a fortune-teller.
6. Sending mixed messages about which rewards to pursue.
7. Looking for patterns, here, there and everywhere.
8. Pushing you into extending trust whether or not it’s reciprocated.
9. Making things seem urgent that really aren’t.
10. Tripping your guilt wire every time something goes wrong.

The Spark: Learn to control your brain instead of letting it control you.

Ignite: How is your mind smacking you around?  Please let us know!

Have an inspiring day!

- Adam

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