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Take Time Out of Your Day to Connect with Your Heart

February 20, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

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I'm a big proponent of journaling in the morning. 

The company that created The Productivity Planner also has a product called The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in Five Minutes a Day. 

It’s the idea of shifting your language in order to shift your mindset. Through using specific language to write down our goals, we can better connect to the heart brain. 

Approach the coming day with a mindset of gratitude. Instead of what we “have to” do, we write down what we “get to” do.

Normally, commitment to exercise is a product of the head brain. We know it’s healthy, and we devise a plan to achieve certain goals. The popular exercise program CrossFit, on the other hand, is about connecting people to fitness and health through the brain in the heart. 

Participants see themselves as members of a community. The commitment one makes to oneself comes through the bonds formed with the other members. People visit one of the “boxes,” or affiliated gyms, unsure of what exercises they’ll be doing that day. The hour starts with an instructional period and is followed by group stretching. 

Finally, everyone goes through the WOD, or workout of the day, together, and each individual’s results are put up on a board. It’s no coincidence that if you look at the people in your life who do CrossFit, they’re probably the people you find most passionate about living. And they're also the people who probably look to be the most engaged at the workplace. 

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