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18 Easy Ways To Feel A Little Better

Just some things to help you feel a little less like Eeyore and a little more like Tigger.

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1. Watch Susan Cain's empowering TED Talk regarding the ~quiet revolution~ and the power of introverts.

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Watch the whole talk here, and get her best-selling book from Amazon here if you feel like learning more.

2. Carve out a little time to jot down positive thoughts in a journal that celebrates you and your awesomeness.

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Compliment yourself until you're downright sick of it.

Get it from Amazon for $16.80.


4. Listen to Spotify's "Confidence Boost" playlist to recharge with tunes that will definitely perk up you.

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And if you have some space, dance it out. Get those bones grooving and some endorphins a-brewing.

5. Make a "done" instead of "to-do" list so you can be proud of what you've already accomplished rather than agonizing over the stuff that's still ahead.


8. Embrace the practice of daily meditation, which is super easy to do with the Headspace app.

View this video on YouTube

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All it asks for is 10 mins out of your day, and even better if you do it first thing after waking up. Starting the day off peacefully > slamming the snooze button and rushing out the door.

Download it for free on iTunes here.

11. Need a quicker fix? Type your worries into The Thoughts Room and watch them fall off in real-time and completely vanish once you press enter.

12. Compliment a stranger, acquaintance, or even a close friend, depending on your level of comfort.

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Whoever it may be, you can be proud that you made someone's day infinitely better.


14. Rather than scrolling through social media or an endless stream of news headlines, subscribe to an easily digestible, inspiring, and uplifting newsletter.

Ease your groggy brain into the day or read whenever you need a pick-me-up.

Some suggestions: Milkshake (companies/causes/people that do good), ReadThisThing (one fascinating piece of journalism per day), Now I Know (literally just cool facts), or BuzzFeed's Dog A Day (arf).

17. Pack a healthy lunch for yourself that'll keep you energized through the afternoon work slump.

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Peep here and here for delicious ideas, and here for cute lunch boxes you won't be able to resist using.

18. Volunteer at an animal shelter and share some love and time with a bundle of cute critters.

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PUPPIES WILL SOLVE ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS. Or at least, melt your heart into liquid (probably slobbery) happiness.

Find the closest shelter to you here.

Important note:

Everyone experiences anxiety differently, but whether you deal with a full-blown anxiety disorder or are just feeling really overwhelmed right now, I hope the above tips/products might make life feel at least a little more manageable.

And if your anxiety is getting in the way of your life, don't think you have to manage it on your own. Find out more about treatment options here.

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