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STAY POSITIVE

Sometimes our path seems to be filled with roadblocks, and we wonder why life is so difficult. Things happen that leave us feeling as though we have little control over our circumstances. This is a time to remember that hope is a gift we can give to ourselves. When we choose this attitude and tap into our inner reserves, we are rewarded with the knowledge of what we have learned in life. The decision to look forward, stay positive and remain hopeful is a key that unlocks the door to possibilities, and, when shared, returns to renew the spirit. May hope be your blessing every day.

If you are struggling and finding it hard to cope, here are a few tips to keep you going...

1.

Replace any dark thoughts or memories with a positive memory instead such as a holiday or a moment you shared with a friend that really made you laugh. Write it down. Describe it in lots of detail. 

2.

Consider that negative thinking patterns do not motivate us to take positive actions. Negative thinking will only lower your mood, clear your mind. Let it go.

3.

Stop watching the news, get off your phone especially scrolling through social media. You don't have to interact with people who make negative comments or bring you down. Watch something funny and lighthearted. 

4.

Stop criticising everything you do, be more self compassionate. Be kind to yourself like you would a friend. You are strong. Be considerate of others but don't let them drain you of your energy.

5.

Practise unwinding techniques - meditation, body scans or progressive muscle relaxation. Being mindful, notice tastes, sights and smells. Listen to the birds outside. Connect with nature. 

6.

Resist using recreational drugs or too much alcohol. This only alters your mind, this will not make you think clearly or allow your mind to be strong.

7.

Be grateful for being alive, enjoy all the little things in life. Remember there is reason why you are here. 

8.

Incorporate yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and walking into your day - some type of exercise is good. Find a hobby that suits you, enjoy your own time. 

9.

Think about your plan for the day, enjoy one day at a time, forget about tomorrow, enjoy today.

Set one goal a day, even if that is walking to the shops, reading your book or having a shower.

Do something that makes your feel mastery. 

10.

Remember food is mood, eating regular meals will increase your energy (be mindful of what you are putting into your body) 

10.

Get into a routine of going to bed earlier and waking up earlier too, oversleeping does not give you more energy. There's something powerful about watching a sunrise, it's a natural energy drink. 

11.

Make time for your family and friends. It's good to socialise - but at your own pace.

12.

Remind yourself that you are unique and accept yourself for who you are, value all of your good and less than 'perfect' characteristics. 

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