How To Retrain Your Brain

Hi. Cellophane here.

I’ve been reading Mel Robbins’s book The Five Second Rule and it’s truly helped me take the first steps to retrain my brain. The way she describes how she was inspired to wake up every morning after seeing a rocket launch makes a lot of sense. A lot of the things we do become habits and it doesn’t matter whether they’re good or bad, they’re habits that are hard to break once they’ve become a part of our daily life.

By counting 5-4-3-2-1, you’re not letting your mind think and changing the course of your decisions and eventually your life. Over the years, I’ve let myself become a person who’s guarded and afraid of the world. I’m trying to take a chance on every opportunity that may seem impossible at first, but that may benefit me in the long run. I’m not going to think about how I feel about doing something, I’m just going to do it. It’s going to be hard, but Mel Robbins’s book is truly inspiring. It’s not a self-help book with the answers to every question known to man. It’s a book you should read if you’re tired of screwing yourself over with excuses and mental blocks that stop you from living your life.

I plan to be more positive even though the world looks grim. I will close my eyes, countdown 5-4-3-2-1 and move towards a better direction for myself and for my family.

I hope you do the same and reach your potential in whatever endeavor you find yourself in right now.

Thank you for reading!

Sometimes You Need A Donut

Hi. Cellophane here.

A donut is a delicious treat. It’s fattening and all sorts of bad news if you’ve got diabetes or a gluten allergy. Thankfully, you can also get donuts made out coconut flour and without sugar.


To me, a donut equals happiness. No matter what my mood, a donut can cure me of any ill thoughts.

I’m sitting at a Krispy Kreme this morning. Sipping coffee and eating a donut by myself. Lounge music played on the speakers, while I watch people walk by me outside.

Most people here travel in pairs or packs. It’s rare to see someone walking by themselves.

I don’t know what that makes me. A loner?

Regardless, the donut and my caramel macchiato are delicious.

How To Be Alone

Hi. Cellophane here.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed that some people can’t bear to be alone. They fill their days with as many social events and work projects to avoid being by themselves. It’s like they can’t stand the silence and their own thoughts. They have to be entertained and stimulated at all times.

I love being alone. Then again, I’m an introvert. I enjoy my alone time because it gives me time to think, reflect, and contemplate my life. I’m only 26 years old, but sometimes I feel twice that age.

It’s this way of thinking that has led me to believe that you have to know how to be alone in order to learn to love yourself.

I don’t completely feel okay in my own skin yet. I don’t know if I ever will.

Maybe one day I’ll finally be at peace with myself.

Spending time by myself seems like a good way to start.

What about you?



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