Affirmation of the day

To be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

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Affirmation of the day

Always keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don’t want.

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Affirmation of the day

Hope is the magic ingredient in any situation.

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Rejuvenate your life though affirmations

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Be yourself: Truthfully

Accept yourself: Gratefully

Value yourself: Highly

Treat yourself: Generously

Trust yourself: Confidently

Balance yourself: Harmoniously

Bless yourself: Abundantly 

Love yourself: Wholeheartedly

Give yourself: Enthusiastically

                     Forgive yourself: Completely

                   Express yourself: Radiantly

Affirmation of the day

Anything in life worth having is worth working for.

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Affirmation of the day

Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent benefit.

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Breathing technique for managing anxiety and stress

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Controlled breathing technique

1- Breathe in (without taking a deep breath). Hold your breath for a count of five.

2- When you get to five, gently breathe out saying to yourself “relax” or “calm”.

3- Then just breathe in and out slowly, through your nose, counting three with each breath in, and three with each breath out.

 

4- Breathe this way for 10 breaths, and then start the cycle again by holding your breath and counting to five (step one).

5- Continue this controlled breathing until all the symptoms of over-breathing have gone.

Tips:

  • Use the technique immediately when the first signs of over-breathing, panic, or growing anxiety occur.
  • Practice the technique at least four times a day.
  • Practice the technique until it becomes an automatic response, so that it can be used quickly to prevent anxiety escalating.
  • Spend enough time practicing the technique for it to fell comfortable.
  • Practice the technique whenever you notice sensations of anxiety.

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