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5 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

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You have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. That's 70,000 chances to build yourself up or tear yourself down.
If you call yourself names, doubt your abilities and second-guess your decisions, you'll harm your performance (and most likely you'll also be risking your physical...

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  1. Differentiate between ruminating and problem-solving.
  2. Give yourself the same advice you'd give to a trusted friend.
  3. Label your emotions.
  4. Balance your emotions with logic.
  5. Practice gratitude.

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Differentiate between ruminating and problem-solving

 Thinking about strategies that would help you overcome an obstacle is helpful, but imagining yourself unable to tolerate pain isn't productive. Whenever you find yourself thinking about something for an extended time, take a minute to think whether you're ruminating or problem-solving.
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Give yourself the same advice you'd give to a trusted friend

If you're like most people, there's a good chance you're overly critical of yourself. But beating yourself up and magnifying your mistakes will only drag you down.
Studies have linked self-compassion to everything from improved psychological well-being and better body image to enhanced self-wo...

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Label your emotions

Most people have an aversion to talking about or showing their feelings. As a result, many people have become quite distanced from their feelings, which makes it hard for them to even recognize how they're feeling in any given moment

 Spend a few minutes every day acknowledging your emotion...

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Balance your emotions with logic

Whether you're faced with a tough financial decision, or you're experiencing a family dilemma, you'll make your best decisions when you're able to balance your emotions with logic. When your emotions are running high, take steps to increase your rational thinking.
The best way to balance out y...

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Practice gratitude

Gratitude has been linked to a host of physical and psychological benefits, including happiness. One study even found that grateful people are 25 percent happier.
So whether you make it a habit to talk about what you're grateful for over breakfast every morning, or you write in a gratitude jou...

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Create a Healthy Mindset
The conversations you have with yourself have a profound effect on your life. If you want to reach your greatest potential, it's important to build your mental muscle. Exercise your brain every day and over time, you'll train your brain for happiness and success.

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