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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A quiet place
- A mantra
- Breathing techniques
- Visualization techniques
Find a private, quiet place
Find a quiet, relaxing place, free from potential interruptions.
Use words to feel positive
Prepare a word or a one-sentence mantra to repeat to yourself to signal your positive, specific intention to enjoy the moment and your life.
Breathe in and out slowly
Close your eyes. Breathe in for a count of six, hold your breath for a three count, and release the breath for six again. Repeat as many as 10 times.
Visualize your descent
Count backward, visualizing the numbers as a descent down a stairway or an elevator, or floating down a valley. Use a mantra or word like "Relax" to replace the numbers as you go.
Contemplate your problem
Contemplate your problem and, repeating affirmations, how you will solve it. Visualize writing the problem on a paper that vanishes in flames.
Reverse the count
Reverse the count to return to consciousness. Start with one and accompany it with an affirmation. Open your eyes and keep saying encouraging things to yourself.
Repeat this process
Repeat this process regularly as a method to stay focused and peaceful through stressful times.