I’ve stayed up countless nights feeling bothered about under performing in certain areas of my life (health, business, and financial security). Walking around trying to gather the strength to smile, get dress, and stay encouraged became another chore on my to-do-list. My lazy brain was taking the lead while feeding me false messages about how I should or shouldn’t feel about myself…always remembering criticism instead of compliments. I was struggling to replace old behavior with new behavior. My old patterns became worthless distractions that cost me time, money, relationships, and peace of mind. I found it bizarre teaching others how to get their “mind right” as I struggled with my very own mindset.

After racing back into God’s arms, I was prompted to deal with what I call, “The Key Ingredients”, of my Lazy Brain which was complicated, exhausting, and painful AND I had to do it ALONE. This Lazy Brain Recipe was not mouth watering, tasteful, or filling!!! However, I had to sit down and digest these seasoning mistakes to save my life!!!

These Key Ingredients are a Recipe for a Disaster:

Negative Thinking (Personalizing, Blaming, Unreasonable Expectations, Depression)

Missing out on the present moment (Anxiety, Overthinking, Stress, Boredom, Gossip)

Not living to our potential (Accustomed to: I can’t, It’s too hard, I’m tired, I’m too old)

Fine Print: The Lazy Brain Key Ingredients will add “saltiness” to your life, and too much salt can lead to life threatening issues.

Departing the VICTIM mindset to become a VICTOR in my situation has EMPOWERED me!!! It taught me how to identify, acknowledge, and overcome the Key Ingredients that was causing confusion, heartache, and depression in my world. During this time, I’ve discovered what it truly meant to be “Fit from the Inside…Out” and was ready to “Move to Inspire” in the lives of others who were ready to create winning moves as a VICTOR.

Up to this point, I’ve shared why we need to GET OUR LAZY BRAIN IN SHAPE…cut out the KEY INGREDIENTS OF A LAZY BRAIN…my next move is to share with you the LAZY BRAIN WORKOUT.

Get Ready for Your Next Move!!!

Cherisse Atwater

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  1. I can personally relate to this blog post. Upon joining the military, I had to get accustomed to life as a soldier all while being hours away from my family. I was out of my comfort zone and had to make “grown up” decisions for myself. After about a year and a half, I realized I was not exercising my talents outside the military. I was living comfortably; going to work, formations, PT, missions, and then going home and doing absolutely nothing to fulfill my personal goals and dreams. I had a LAZY brain!
    Beginning the New Year off as a college student was motivating. Although my work load was (and still is) at an all time high, I know that it will pay off in the end. Pursuing my goal of achieving a degree in Journalism, living to my full potential, has increased my self confidence.

    • Hi Taylor!

      Many of us can identify with you on what I call the “autopilot syndrome”. In urban terms, it’s when you do something without realizing what you’re doing OR what you’re not doing. We create a routine we commit to daily (working, chauffeuring our children back and forth to extracurricular activities, keeping our homes tidy, cooking dinner, etc.) then we get COMFORTABLE not leaving room to pursue the dreams and goals we once had when we were children. Our brain loves routine. It loves to predict our next move. Therefore, it’s good to hang around people who are doing great things…who will challenge you. People who are “Dream Chasers” and not “Dream Erasers”. It’s people like this who will cause your lazy brain to become uncomfortable, push you to evaluate yourself, and inspire you to desire MORE. I’m delighted to hear that you called out your Lazy Brain and forced it to line up with your personal goals and dreams! Sounds like you’ve created a winning move 🙂 Continue to hold on to your willpower so you can accomplish even more! There you will find the motivation to Keep Moving!!!

      Passionately Inspired,

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