Create a Happy Life That's Sustainable
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“Mental Gymnastics” was something my dad has said since I was a child, usually in the form of “no need to do mental gymnastics for this one…” or “once one does the mental gymnastics, they find the solution…” One need not attempt a back-flip or floor routine in their head, however I always took the phrase to mean a kind of workout or training for the brain to achieve desired results.

The only thing is, the “result” was usually for someone else – a homework assignment, the eventual project on the job, and of course dating. As I got older, I started to wonder, “what if we trained our minds for ourselves?”

Thus was the brain child (pun intended) for the site you’re reading now. After growing up in the second largest city in the US, moving around a lot as a young adult, accomplishments and struggles as a collegiate athlete, and eventually a divorce (aka “life”). I’ve personally found it very helpful when striving for a life filled with happiness to “train” one’s mind to find the positives in every situation.

This strategy is supported by various spiritual and philosophical teachings throughout the ages, which I intend to share over time. These strategies and subsequent mental training (“mental gymnastics”) has allowed me to survive my own “dark nights of the soul” and I would be remiss to not share these tactics with others…because they work. This has been proven by not only spiritual people throughout time, but laymen like you and me.

And with that, I hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

Blessings on blessings,

Sean and the Mental Gymnastics Team

About The Author

Mental Gymnastics is supported by a collection of like-minded individuals who have daily happiness practices. They will lend their expertise in various facets of life over time, sharing how and what they've implemented in their lives to achieve a sustainably happy life. Mental Gymnastics was started by Sean Yoon McDevitt, who holds a BA in History from the University of Georgia (while competing as a Division 1 Swimmer), an MBA from the University of Oregon, and an International Association of Meditation Instructors Membership.

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