1. No Negativity - Turnaround that negative voice, the little devil on your shoulder – that says things like: “you’re not good enough.” Challenge it and switch it to a positive voice that says: “you’re doing fine, don’t be hard on yourself!”. This is especially true if you’re always self-critical – even over little things. Start seeing your ‘quirks’ as assets that make you unique, instead of seeing them as faults. Love your quirks, don’t criticise them! 2. Health in body, healthy in mind - As many military PTI will preach never underestimate how daily ‘self-care’ improves your mental fitness. This means eating and taking up a regular exercise routine, even a brisk walk will do! It’s crucial to get enough sleep so you’re ready for anything. Switch off technology an hour before bedtime and avoid caffeine after 4 PM. 5. Take one day at a time - Take a daily-by-day approach to life. You’ve probably heard of the 12-step programme but this is an approach we should all take. Each day think about what you can manage, set small goals, do things that make you happy. Don’t look at issues as something that “you’re always going to face”. That makes them seem daunting. Taking each day as it comes, doing your best, don’t let your thoughts run away with yourself that every day is going to be tough. 3. Don't stress the small stuff - Become a 'no' person! Stop saying 'yes' when people make requests that'll tip your energy and stress levels over the edge. It's a great thing to learn to recognise when you simply need to say: “I’d like to help but I can’t right now.” No need to explain, no need to apologise. It can be hard to say ‘no’ – especially if you’re a bit of a ‘people pleaser’ – but it’s important to set your boundaries 4. You are awesome - We’re always complimenting loved ones, friends and workmates – but what about you? It’s crucial to focus on your best qualities. Things like your good sense of humour, or that you’re caring, or your mates can rely on you, or you’ve got great banter, etc. Give yourself a moment each day to remind yourself of these qualities. This will help you know ‘your worth’.