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Get Back Up

Magazine article Success

Get Back Up

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5 WAYS TO BOUNCE BACK FASTER WHEN LIFE KNOCKS YOU DOWN

Life is not linear. No matter how well-thought-out your plans are, they will eventually be interrupted. Lean into the curves when life doesn't unfold as you'd hoped, and you will bounce back more quickly.

1. MIND YOUR LANGUAGE.

Your words create your reality. Describe your situation as a nightmare and you'll experience just that. Describe it as exciting, and it will shift the emotions you feel and the actions you take. Don't talk about your problems using dramatic language, but describe your situation in a way that places you in a position of power.

2. ALIGN YOUR WHEELS.

When a car gets regular tuneups, it goes farther on less gas and rarely breaks down. We aren't all that different. Take time to refuel and realign your thinking so you can handle life's trials with more ease and less stress. …

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