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63 Control your urge to be strong and independent, and ask
64 Make some time to laugh during the day – chat at the
65 Read a funny novel or buy a copy of Dilbert, Far Side or
Calvin and Hobbes.
66 Let go of any grudges or resentments towards any
67 Replace chocolate snacks with fruit or even vegetables like
carrots and celery.
68 When you eat, pay close attention to the smell, taste and
texture of your food.
69 ‘I should have’ is a major cause of stress – if it’s important,
do it; if it’s not, then let it go!
70 Try out a new non-sporting form of exercise: yoga, tai chi,
Pilates, Chi Kung, Aikido, Alexander, Shiatsu . . .
71 Join a dance class or club.
72 Turn on some music at home and just dance like no one is
watching. It’s best to make sure no one is watching.
73 Get a manicure or pedicure, or facial.
74 Get some toys and play with them.
75 Plan a great holiday.
76 Create and use a positive, de-stressing, self-afrming
77 Learn advanced techniques for managing your mental
state, such as CBT or NLP.
78 Turn off your email.