In today's fast paced world as more and more pressures seem to pop up every day, it's vital to reduce the negative effects of stress on the body. Just as we intend to keep unwanted weeds from our manicured lawn, the effects of stress can cripple your brain function. A daily mental workout will chop away those stress weeds and create a more ideal environment for your mind to function. Stress causes anxiety and mood disorders, you become restless, impatient. It's physiological effects include headaches, increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Its emotional effects can decrease cognitive function causing restlessness and automatic negative talk making it harder to concentrate and perform at your best.

A daily mental workout will train the brain to focus on your goals. How do you set about trying to accomplish your goals. Do you have any goals? How did you reach your goals in the past? The human brain is made of 100 billion neurons, make full use of it to set out a course to reach your goals. It's your best friend, a super computer ready to fulfill your commands. The wonderful thing about it is that as you hit each goal, it rewards itself by sending out more feel good neurons into your system to motivate you to set even more targets. It's hard to reach a goal until you yourself plan it out first.

It's important that we exercise our brain daily. We build new connections and learn new ways to solve problems, create more information and data that our brain can process. If you make it a goal to expand your brain, you may create innovative solutions to present day challenges. New learning stimulates those brain waves into action. Furthermore whenever you get stuck on a task, take a break and perform some other task and return later to see if new ideas materialized.

The brain provides the centerpiece of your confidence. Let's face it the more confident we are, the less anxiety and fear can affect us. It's important to have that internal strength and power within you to overcome naysayers. Learn to like yourself and be comfortable in your skin, don't listen to any negative thoughts in your head. Realize the full potential within you to turn your dreams into reality, many people have had an unshakable self-belief and confidence in themselves that proved the tipping point to succeed. Believe in yourself and give it your best shot.

Starting your day with a mental workout will put you in a more positive outlook. No matter the stress at work, overhanging deadlines and so on, if you are in a positive state of mind, you can handle them more effectively. Seek positivity even in negative situations as the intended consequence may lead your mind to workable solutions to your problems. Do not underestimate the power of positive energy, it will refresh your mind and awaken your spirit. Send positive vibrations throughout your whole body.

Working out your brain daily will focus your mind on providing a pathway to reaching your financial goals. Financial strain and excessive worry can limit our brain productivity and may lead to bad decision-making. It makes sense to clearly define our goals so we can construct a workable plan. You get a sense of the sacrifice needed to see your plan to fruition.

Many people push themselves hard every day, often making sacrifices to maintain in top physical shape, however why do we fail to work out the most important organ of them all, the brain. It's important we treat the brain like any other muscle in the body that needs stimulation through variation and targeted focus. After all the brain has the greatest workload, give it the necessary daily exercise to perform at its peak.

It's important to exercise our brains daily so we can learn to overcome any fears that hold us back from reaching for our goals. A daily mental workout will force you to dig deeply into the reasons for those fears. You will have the courage to challenge those fears, explore deep within yourself and discover the real reasons for those fears and what can be done to overcome them.

Author's Bio: 

Henry Okwo is the Founder and CEO of SalesGymUSA, a Targeted Sales Training company. Henry is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley where he was a 2-time National Champion. He has over 15 years sales and management experience and has developed a specialized sales training program based on sports performance development. He also conducts a daily mental workout on his blog,