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5 Simple Habits That'll Make You Feel Good About Yourself Every Day

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5 Simple Habits That'll Make You Feel Good About Yourself Every Day
If you had to answer quickly, what would you say are the things that make you feel good about yourself? An acknowledgement at a team meeting from your boss, a compliment on your outfit from your co-worker, breaking 100 likes on an Instagram photo-all things out of your control, right?

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Learn Something New

Go into every day with the hope to come out with new knowledge and insight into the world.

End every day knowing you’re just a bit smarter than yesterday and you’ll have a lot more to contribute to those around you.

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Exercise Every Day

The smallest workout, such as a walk around the block or a light yoga class can be beneficial. 

After a workout, one can always feel a difference in mood, composure, and energy levels.

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You’re your own best cheerleader

Talk to yourself using “you.” 

Psychologists have found that telling yourself, “you’re doing great” is better for improving your attitude and behavior than telling yourself, “I’m doing great”.

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Be Nice to Others

A kind gesture or even just a smile makes not just the other person happier, but you, too.

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Take Care of Yourself

Figure out what makes you feel good and do it every day.

Maybe that means setting aside alone time in the evenings or maybe it means scheduling a weekend get-together with friends to look forward to after a long week.

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Start With Something Positive

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Avoid Sounding Authoritative

Being overly authoritative, confrontational, and closed-minded when making a correction will only make you look pretentious and condescending. 

Be open for discussion and try saying “I’m looking at page 10 of this document, and something’s not quite matching up for me. Can we take a quick look at this part together?”

Incorporate Questions

Phrasing things as inquiries, rather than statements, makes it obvious that your intention is to facilitate a conversation that ultimately improves the end result—not just dole out strict demands.

There is no such a thing as a "gym person"

There are just people who go to the gym.

Similarly, there’s no such thing as a “productive person.” There are just people who do productive things fairly often.

Keep your “self” out of your decisions

Think of your life as a long sequence of actions and decisions.

Just ask yourself, “Is this a good thing to do?” If the answer is Yes, go do it.