30-Second Changes That Create Long Lasting Happiness
These ultraquick changes in your routine have a powerful impact on your lifestyle and mind-set. Give them a try. If they don't work, undoing them only takes...you guessed it.
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The 30-Sec Change: Make Yourself a Fear Friend
Life gets scary—especially when you're trying to, say, change careers, start a new relationship or just get through an awful doctor's visit. In expectation of such events, Anthony Gunn, PhD, author of Walk Tall: 100 Ways to Live Life to the Fullest
, suggests we all make what he calls fear friends. "A fear friend will support but not rescue you when fear is present," he writes. Do let such a friend listen, encourage and support. Don't ask her to control the situation or tell you what to do. You may already have such a buddy, but giving her an official title will remind you that you are officially not
in this overwhelming place alone.