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INCREASING POSITIVE ACTIVITIES

Overview: Increasing Positive Activities We all have activities that we know make us feel good – emotionally and physically. But sometimes we just feel too busy, too focused on one aspect of everyday life or work to make time for them. This exercise is all about restoring the balance and

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GRATITUDE

Overview: Gratitude We all automatically say thank you to others every day – from the person who serves you a coffee to loved ones or friends who have done something for you, big or small. What we now know is that gratitude or the act of being grateful can contribute

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SELF-COMPASSION AND ACCEPTANCE

Overview: Self-Compassion and Acceptance Self-compassion may feel like a strategy that would hinder performance. People wrongly assume that compassion means letting yourself ‘get away’ with things or not pushing yourself hard enough. But self- compassion is crucial for high performers, because it facilitates a more positive mood and optimism and

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POSITIVE SELF-TALK

Overview: Positive Self-Talk The power of our inner critic suggests that if we continue to feed ourselves with negative thoughts we will feel pretty bad about ourselves. Imagine how friends and family would feel if we constantly told them they’re not good enough or they need to do better or

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A BIT OF GREEN

Overview: A Bit of Green Being outdoors, where there are trees, greenery, and nature has a positive impact on our ability to think and focus as well as impacting our mood and stress levels. This in turn can contribute to how we perform each day and can help us sleep

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BODY POSTURE FEEDBACK

Overview: Body Posture Feedback Everyone knows that our minds and bodies are closely linked. But did you realize that you can literally change the way you feel by changing your posture? If you’re hunched up and your body is “closed”, for example, you’ll feel less confident than when you stand

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GOAL SETTING

Overview: Goal Setting When we talk about goals we are simply talking about something we are trying to achieve. So when we are goal setting, we are actively and consciously taking time to think about what it is we want to accomplish. The Why We know that goal setting can

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MENTAL IMAGERY AND VISUALIZATION

Overview: Mental Imagery and Visualization Mental imagery and visualization can help us reach the desired state simply by creating and focusing on relevant pictures or ‘movies’ in our minds. Depending on the imagery we choose, this tool can help us feel more positive, calm, and relaxed, confident, happy, and so

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