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1. Treat yourself.
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Don’t wait for others to appreciate you. If you know you did something good, treat yourself to a chocolate or a book or anything else that you like.



2. Look at the positive side of every situation.
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No matter how much of a soup you’re in, you'll find a way out. For example, if you have failed an exam, look at it like you have more time to do even better than you could have, the next time or you may find closure to pursue another interest.

3. Appreciate others.
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No matter how small a thing, but always appreciate them for it. Even if someone is mean to you, think of something that is positive about that person. Hatred and negative feelings will only affect your well being. Having a zen attitude will make you look and feel calm.

4. Know your switches.
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Via ashacgl
Nobody knows you better than yourself. Take note of things that makes you happy and things that you find negative. Avoid the negative things, be it a situation or a person.

5. Have bright settings.
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Via groupthink.kinja
Psychology says having dull colours or a dull environment can make you feel dull too. Make sure you are surrounded by bright and beautiful things. You can get flowers, beautiful painting or pictures from your happy time to decorate your surroundings.

6. Smile and you’ll be happy.
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Facial feedback hypothesis suggests that one's facial expressions can have an effect on emotional experience. So keep a smile on and give your best.

7. Be around positive people.
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Company matters. It is important that the people you hang around with don’t give you negative energy. People who are cheerful and full of life will always make you feel good about yourself too.

8. Distract yourself while worrying.
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Via oddpad
If you are having instant unavoidable anxious thoughts, distract yourself by deep breathing, counting backwards, forcing other pleasant memories.

9. Practice inner calming techniques like yoga or martial arts.
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These age old practices will keep you healthy and happy.

10. Keep a healthy body.
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Simple never fail methods are to eat well, sleep well and exercise well.

11. Avoid bad habits like alcohol and smoking.
t69
Via Tumblr
Alcohol is actually a depressant. Consuming alcohol in sad times will actually depress you more. And it's a well known fact that dependence on substance is detrimental to your mental as well as physical health.

12. De-stressing techniques.
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Via Giphy
Practice some effective de-stressing techniques on a regular basis like soothing music and chamomile tea before going to sleep. Take a warm shower, play a video game or get a spa done.

13. Boost confidence occasionally by making a list of things you love about yourself.
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Via Genuis
Understanding the things that you appreciate about yourself and your achievements you are proud of will do wonders for your motivation.

14. Prepare yourself.
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If you know something you feel is wrong and inevitable, accept it and prepare yourself. Be realistic in your approach towards life.

15. Challenge yourself every now and then.
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Via Giphy
Monotony can be quite depressing. Make sure you are on the go. Give yourself options. Join an art or a zumba class. Doing offbeat things will always keep you upbeat.

16. Don’t accept failure without putting up a fight.
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Via Giphy
Fighting for something will give you the satisfaction that you did everything you could have, and then you will be able to move on to the next thing.

17. Be affirmative about being positive.
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Via Tumblr
Everybody gets those constant negative voices that tends to pull you back. Make your own voice for positivity so loud that you can’t hear those voices anymore.

18. Have a positive self image.
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via Giphy
Keep an upright posture, maintain eye contact, speak slowly, smile and keep yourself well dressed and well groomed. You will feel confident instantly and others will feel that surge of confidence inside you too.

19. Inspire yourself.
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via Indiaonline
Drawing motivation from others is a good idea. Write a nice quote or thought for the day everyday. Watch motivational and inspiring videos of how people made it through at their worst, there are plenty on the web. You can keep a journal of real life heroes you know and their struggles and go through it to draw inspiration every time you are down.

20. Spend time with the people you love.
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via Bollywoodhungama
Catching up with your best friend or a friend from school is rejuvenating. Spending quality time with family and close friend is great way to de-stress. If you are away, a phone call helps too.
With inputs from Moulika Mandal, Psychologist at ePsyClinic.com
Card Image:Indiaforums

Effective Ways To Keep Yourself Healthy, Happy And Motivated

1. Treat yourself.
T69
Via thinkbonfire
Don’t wait for others to appreciate you. If you know you did something good, treat yourself to a chocolate or a book or anything else that you like.



2. Look at the positive side of every situation.
T69
Via chibird
No matter how much of a soup you’re in, you'll find a way out. For example, if you have failed an exam, look at it like you have more time to do even better than you could have, the next time or you may find closure to pursue another interest.

3. Appreciate others.
t69
Via tumblr
No matter how small a thing, but always appreciate them for it. Even if someone is mean to you, think of something that is positive about that person. Hatred and negative feelings will only affect your well being. Having a zen attitude will make you look and feel calm.

4. Know your switches.
t69
Via ashacgl
Nobody knows you better than yourself. Take note of things that makes you happy and things that you find negative. Avoid the negative things, be it a situation or a person.

5. Have bright settings.
t69
Via groupthink.kinja
Psychology says having dull colours or a dull environment can make you feel dull too. Make sure you are surrounded by bright and beautiful things. You can get flowers, beautiful painting or pictures from your happy time to decorate your surroundings.

6. Smile and you’ll be happy.
t69
Via Tumblr
Facial feedback hypothesis suggests that one's facial expressions can have an effect on emotional experience. So keep a smile on and give your best.

7. Be around positive people.
t69
Via Bollypop
Company matters. It is important that the people you hang around with don’t give you negative energy. People who are cheerful and full of life will always make you feel good about yourself too.

8. Distract yourself while worrying.
t69
Via oddpad
If you are having instant unavoidable anxious thoughts, distract yourself by deep breathing, counting backwards, forcing other pleasant memories.

9. Practice inner calming techniques like yoga or martial arts.
t69
Via Tumblr
These age old practices will keep you healthy and happy.

10. Keep a healthy body.
t69
Via Reshare
Simple never fail methods are to eat well, sleep well and exercise well.

11. Avoid bad habits like alcohol and smoking.
t69
Via Tumblr
Alcohol is actually a depressant. Consuming alcohol in sad times will actually depress you more. And it's a well known fact that dependence on substance is detrimental to your mental as well as physical health.

12. De-stressing techniques.
t69
Via Giphy
Practice some effective de-stressing techniques on a regular basis like soothing music and chamomile tea before going to sleep. Take a warm shower, play a video game or get a spa done.

13. Boost confidence occasionally by making a list of things you love about yourself.
t69
Via Genuis
Understanding the things that you appreciate about yourself and your achievements you are proud of will do wonders for your motivation.

14. Prepare yourself.
t69
Via hair-paradise.ru
If you know something you feel is wrong and inevitable, accept it and prepare yourself. Be realistic in your approach towards life.

15. Challenge yourself every now and then.
t69
Via Giphy
Monotony can be quite depressing. Make sure you are on the go. Give yourself options. Join an art or a zumba class. Doing offbeat things will always keep you upbeat.

16. Don’t accept failure without putting up a fight.
t69
Via Giphy
Fighting for something will give you the satisfaction that you did everything you could have, and then you will be able to move on to the next thing.

17. Be affirmative about being positive.
t69
Via Tumblr
Everybody gets those constant negative voices that tends to pull you back. Make your own voice for positivity so loud that you can’t hear those voices anymore.

18. Have a positive self image.
t69
via Giphy
Keep an upright posture, maintain eye contact, speak slowly, smile and keep yourself well dressed and well groomed. You will feel confident instantly and others will feel that surge of confidence inside you too.

19. Inspire yourself.
t69
via Indiaonline
Drawing motivation from others is a good idea. Write a nice quote or thought for the day everyday. Watch motivational and inspiring videos of how people made it through at their worst, there are plenty on the web. You can keep a journal of real life heroes you know and their struggles and go through it to draw inspiration every time you are down.

20. Spend time with the people you love.
t69
via Bollywoodhungama
Catching up with your best friend or a friend from school is rejuvenating. Spending quality time with family and close friend is great way to de-stress. If you are away, a phone call helps too.
With inputs from Moulika Mandal, Psychologist at ePsyClinic.com
Card Image:Indiaforums

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