Did you know that it requires more muscles to frown than it does to smile? The same goes for your brain as well. Your brain is very much a muscle in that it powers every single one of your actions. And you should put this muscle through a strength-training course just as you would your body. With consistent self-consciousness and introspection, you can train your brain to smile much more frequently.
Taking a step back from yourself and analyzing your feelings and thoughts allows you to catch yourself during negative slumps. Oftentimes, we are not even aware of our current negativity until someone notices the scowl on our face and asks us if we’re okay. By being cognizant of that negativity, you can pull yourself out of that slump. This may seem like it’s more work, and it actually is, but only in the beginning. As it with physical strength training, the hardest part is building a foundation. But once you get a solid workout routine in, you can power through larger weights exponentially. One of the key elements to recognize here is that change and noticeable improvement is far from immediate.
Once you’ve worked a consistent mental workout plan, you will start to notice a difference in your mood, success levels, relationships…anything and everything! The best part is that through your consistent mental training, your brain will eventually program itself for success and happiness. You will naturally be more open to opportunities and actually expect greatness. This way, you will be completely powered by positivity, creating a mental momentum that will require much less muscle.