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Daily positives

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Nov 2016
6:01pm, 1 Nov 2016
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Ness
I've recently finding myself struggling with feeling down and having low moods. I read an article via Twitter for teachers with tips to raise self esteem. I blogged about it yesterday but another Fetchie thought a thread might be useful (if no-one comments I shall know it isn't) ;). Here are the 10 tips. I'm going to try and remember to do one of these things every day and thought I'd share it with fellow Fetchies just in case any one else finds it useful...

"1. Stop comparing yourself to others. Trying to live up to or exceed someone else’s personal best is a losing game. As the saying goes, “How boring would it be if we were all the same?” Focus on being the best you that you can be.

2. Compliment yourself regularly, either by looking in the mirror and saying something you like about yourself or writing it in a journal. Many times, we’re quick to compliment others on their success but hesitate to do the same for ourselves.

3. Exercise consistently, at least 30 minutes of exercise several times a week, to strengthen muscles and to burn calories. Improve your physical strength, and you may feel a sense of empowerment that can dramatically enhance your self-esteem.

4. Simply smile. The mere act of smiling changes blood flow to the brain and can actually makes you feel happier and relieve tension. A smile sets off chemical and physical reactions within your mind and body, releasing endorphins that boost your mood.

5. Focus on your accomplishments. Forgive yourself for mistakes and focus on the positive by celebrating your victories. Consider writing them down so you can review and reflect when you’re feeling down and need to renew your confidence.

6. Get the support you need to succeed. Join a weight-loss support group, like TOPS, which can help you to stay on track to accomplish your wellness goals. Fellow members will help keep you motivated.

7. Make a list of your positive qualities. Are you generous? Kind? Write down at least ten positive qualities about yourself and return to this list as often as needed to boost your morale.

8. Find something special in each day. Even if it’s in a small way, do something pleasant and rewarding, like catching up on your favourite television show, taking a walk to the park, or indulging in a bubble bath. Or treat yourself to something small that isn’t a food or beverage, like a manicure or a new piece of costume jewellery.

9. Eat better. Pay attention to your food choices and nourish your body. Buy healthier foods and prepare well-balanced meals that will help give you energy and feel like your best self – not sluggish and overstuffed.

10. Explore a passion. Whether it’s a side job, hobby, or as a volunteer, pursuing your passion in even a small way can lead to a sense of purpose and significantly improve your overall happiness and quality of life."
Nov 2016
6:04pm, 1 Nov 2016
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Ness
Today I did a 3 mile run so did my 30 minutes of exercise. I ate better. Sat down for lunch. Beef salad sandwich. Very nice. :)
Nov 2016
9:05pm, 1 Nov 2016
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Duchess
There is a thread called Reasons to be Grateful. I think you might find that useful, particularly if you can make it a daily habit to post.
Nov 2016
9:34pm, 1 Nov 2016
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Pou Pou LePhoõk
Does this help?

nhs.uk
Nov 2016
6:32am, 2 Nov 2016
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Ness
Thank you, both. Very helpful.

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