Books,  Mindset

Book Review: Gorilla Mindset

Affirmation: “By being myself, I bring happiness to others.”

This book is written by Mike Cernovich. Here’s what stood out to me from this self-help book. And hopefully, if you’re interested you too can gain something from it.

  1. Cold Showers are good for your mind-set and health-set. What do cold showers do for the mind? Taking cold showers shows to improve calmness, focus, attention, and mood. Also, there is a hormone named norepinephrine that gets released into the body and its main function is to help the brain and body prepare for quicker action under stress. What do cold showers do for the body? Many U.S Navy Seals use cold water as a therapy to keep their bodies at peak performance. This means the next day they can train harder because their bodies recover quicker. Similarly, athletes do this with ice to recuperate quicker. Studies have shown that cold showers improve blood circulation. Healthy blood flow allows your organs to function properly and efficiently which means your ability to maintain a stronger immune system will be greater allowing you to fight off diseases faster and better.
  2. Juicing: Drinking your veggies will assist in keeping your body and mind balanced. When you drink your veggie juice you’ll be keeping GUT happy (a.k.a) your second brain. Since the GUT sends hormonal messages such as dopamine or serotonin to your actual BRAIN this essentially is a big part of what controls your mood. And why do you want to keep your GUT happy? Keeping your GUT happy helps you to fight off stress, anxiety, depression, mental fatigue, etc.
  3. The Power of Self-Talk: How you talk to your-self when you are down is a very important part of how you self-improve. The first step is recognizing if your self-talk is negative. To find out simply record your thoughts whether on paper or film. Then question why it’s happening. And finally, develop positive affirmations or mantras that you repeat to yourself. These techniques will help you shift your negative self-talk to positive self-talk.
  4. Framing Painful Experiences as a Period of Growth: This means the way you choose to describe and position a situation to yourself. Ex.) we are currently undergoing a pandemic experience in 2020 because of the coronavirus but how we choose to protect ourselves from it and what we can offer each other in times like this can make us grow as one powerful world. I am choosing to stay in-quarantine for my safety and the safety of others. I am choosing to have the recent pass away of a friend as an eyeopener to the new reality that we are facing with faith, love, exercise, and creativity. I am choosing not to panic but to be mindful of what I feel and what I do.

P.S I do practice all of the above if you were wondering. And I do believe some information about this book is practical. I acknowledge him for walking us through some examples. What I didn’t enjoy were all the affiliate links, which I get it he has to make a living but come’ on it was overloaded. Also, special thanks to my friend Aaron who gifted me this book!

Hi, my name is Melody and I am the face behind the visual muse! I am a health and wellness writer currently based out of Miami Fl. When I am not writing or exercising. I am either collaborating on voice overs projects and love spending time learning different ways to manifest self-improvement.

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