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    7 Tiny Changes To Make This Week

    You deserve it.

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    1. Make your phone a happier place.

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    Whenever I'm feeling down, I look at my stupid phone wallpaper (it's that really chill, smiling shiba inu on the right) and I always feel better. Whether it's a photo of your own dog (this particular shibe is just from googling "happy dog" – my methods may be crude but they are effective) or even your significant other – make your phone background bring a smile to your face.

    If you're someone who needs a bit of persuasion to put your phone down, then these backgrounds may be for you.

    2. Start your mornings on the right foot.

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    Even though I am the world's most impatient person, I like to meditate in the morning. Spending even three minutes doing this really helps me chill out and settle into the day. I use this app, which rewards you with stickers (I am pathetically driven by these stickers, so much so that I once got up especially early and meditated before 7am to win the Early Riser award).

    Or if you'd rather get more tangible inspiration, why not try a motivational speech?

    "This isn't something I've been doing, but my mate was telling me about it yesterday (and I think I might start). Every day on his way to work he listens to motivational speeches – particularly ones that talk about handling fear. He say it helps him every day to reinforce the notion that he can literally do anything that he sets his mind to, and this helps him get through his tough job but also keeps him focused on the things he wants to do in the next five years – in his case start his own business." – Remee Patel

    3. If zen isn't your thing, then download the Rock's wake-up call.

    4. Figure out what makes you tick.

    5. Send yourself a present in the post.

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    A subscription box is the nicest small treat to receive. The downside? Some of them are a little expensive – especially when they don't factor in monthly postage.

    Here are some that I think are worth the price: Pact Coffee (coffee), Prudence and the Crow (books), Papergang (stationery), and Birchbox (makeup).

    And for more inspo:

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    6. Buy a pack of postcards and send them to friends.

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    Or if you don't want to commit to that much, why not ask a friend to send you one? I love these postcards of Penguin covers.

    If you want bonus points, you could even send them postcards from your home town. Once Jim sent me a postcard from York's railway museum that was pretty special.

    7. Bask in the cuteness of this photo.

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