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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Emotional inventory
- Emotional "time-outs"
- Environmental control
- Lighter schedule
- Healthy eating habits (optional)
Take an emotional inventory and examine your personal habits, attitudes, and excuses for your behavior. Most people are their own worst enemies.
Know your limits
Know your limits and evaluate the responsibilities and pressures that threaten them. Pace yourself and give yourself emotional "time-outs."
Identify the sources of your stress. Limit contact with people who instigate conflict or negativity, and end unhealthy relationships.
Control your environment to control your peace of mind. Avoid incendiary media, such as politically and emotionally charged television and radio programs.
Sidestep conversations that involve hot-button subjects to avoid arguments.
Lighten your schedule and manage your time effectively. If there's too much on your plate, prioritize and make sure you give yourself a rest.
Relax and be positive
Control the urge to control people or events. Relax, focus on the positive, and breathe. If things don't go your way, remember it's not the end of the world.
Compromise more, and express your feelings instead of repressing them. Soon you'll be back in charge of your own happiness.