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  • Tell the truth in your relationships. 
  • Catch critical, blaming, or self-victimizing thoughts. 
  • Have fun with someone you love. Forget about everything that feels like a problem and do something silly and childlike.
  • Ask a friend to join a yoga studio with you, or invite them to jog with you on the beach.
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Meditation tips for peace of mind
  • Take 5 to 10 minutes for a simple seated meditation.
  • Take 100 deep breaths, counting “and one,” “and two,” and so on, with “and” on the inhalations and the numbers on the exhalations.
  • Take a meditative walk, focusing solely on the physical sensations of walking.
  • Find a guided meditation on YouTube and let it lull you into a blissful state of presence.
  • Volunteer your time to help a charity you believe in. 
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter. 
  • Do something kind for someone else without expecting anything in return.
  • Leverage your passion to help someone else (i.e.: if you’re an aspiring designer, design a logo for a friend)
Communication as therapy
  • Write down everything that’s weighing you down mentally and then burn it as a form of letting go.
  • Write down everything you’ve learned from a difficult experience so you can see it as something useful and empowering instead of something to stress you out.
  • Apologize for a mistake instead of rehashing it, and then choose to forgive yourself.
  • Engage in art therapy: paint or start a journal.
  • Create a peace collage. Include images that make you feel relaxed and at ease. 
  • Take a walk with the sole intention of photographing beautiful things that make you feel at peace.
  • Write a blog post about what gives you peace of mind.
  • Schedule a date with yourself, a time when you don’t need to meet anyone else’s requests, and do something that feeds your mind and spirit. 
  • Sit in nature and let yourself simply be.
  • Be your own best friend. 
  • Repeat some positive affirmations that help you feel present, peaceful, and empowered.

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