So here are the other 5 tips I promised you last week, I do hope the others have been proving useful:
Do things you love doing, including exercise, hobbies, even a relaxing bath.
2. Make gratitude and appreciation a habit
It may sound corny but take time to appreciate what you have and to be grateful for. Even make a daily practice of writing down everything you have to be grateful for. This was one of Susan Jeffers’ tips in ‘End the Struggle and Dance with Life’
3. Keep things in proportion
Sometimes it’s easy to over react and fly into a panic when things go wrong. Take a deep breath, step back and think rationally before speaking or reacting. Most things can be sorted out by thinking first and then reacting, rather than the other way round – which may even make things worse. Mostly when things ‘go wrong’ or don’t go as you expect it’s just a step in the process to getting to an acceptable option.
4. Know what you can change and what you can’t
Develop the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference. (Reinhold Niebuhr) There is no point in sweating about trying to change things you can’t do anything about.
5. There is no failure only feedback and learning
You can choose to believe this. It’s what’s called a ‘belief of excellence’ in NLP. Thomas Edison said that he had not failed 10,000 times (or was it 1000, 700 or maybe 5000?) but had just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work! There’s always something you can learn when things don’t turn out as you intended and very rarely is it the end of the line – it’s just time to change tactics, try a different approach. AND you’ll do it better next time.
So what are your tips? do share what works for you, keeping strong and able to ‘dance with life’.
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