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Self Improvement, The 12 Steps to Take One Day At A Time,edition 4

2. Never put anyone above yourself, by comparing yourself to others you are frequently putting yourself down and this can lead to low self-esteem or feelings of envy.

3.Take time out of your day to just do something which you enjoy doing. By taking a half-hour from the day and just devoting this time entirely to yourself, you are telling yourself that you are worthy.

4.When things are getting you down remember to smile, always look for the funny side of any situation no matter how bad it is.

5.Use whatever self-help methods work best for you to help you relax more easily. There are a variety of methods you can use, including audio CDS, books, DVDS, exercise classes, meditation or yoga classes. In order to be happy and healthy you have to be able to release stress before it builds up.

6.Don’t allow anyone to put you up on a pedestal; this will lead you to believe you have let someone down when things don’t go right.

7.If your work is getting you down then ask yourself, are you in the right work? It is also important to remember that  there are always some things that everyone dislikes about their work. Take the good and bad into account and weigh them up.

8.Remember to take short breaks throughout the day, if at work then this could be something as simple as stretching your arms, legs and back by taking a walk to the coffee machine.

9.Practices developing a more positive attitude towards everything in your life, if there is something you are not happy about, ask yourself what you need to do to change things.

10.Get some form of exercise everyday, exercise helps to ward off diseases, makes us feel better, sleep better and is a great form of stress relief.

11.Eat a sensible diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables while cutting down on fatty foods, salt and starch.

12.It is also a good idea to keep a journal; this can benefit you in many ways by allowing you to get your thoughts and feelings out.  

13.And most important of all make goals that you work towards to achieve what it is you want out of life.

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