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Getting out of survival mode

  • Ensure that your challenges are achievable with the resources you have. Make sure your support team is available.
  • Try to assess the situation by recognising what you can do and what you can't, then directing your efforts there.
  • When you want to take on something, ask if this is really your responsibility
  • Be the person you want others to see. Rather than focusing on losing weight, decide instead to simply be a person who exercises daily and eats a diet lower in carbs.
  • Cherish the positive influences around you - good friends, supportive colleagues, opportunities.

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