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Charge towards the positive

Need a little inspiration on how to tap into those positive emotions? Penny Barker offers five quick exercises which can help push you towards the positive.


Try smiling for at least a minute and you should feel your emotions change. If you can, smile at someone else for no reason (though perhaps not for a whole minute!). We are a social species and both smiling ourselves and seeing someone else smile has a positive impact on our physiology and emotional state, as well as that of others.

Focus on the positives of the day

Name five things that were good about today. This is particularly useful in helping you reframe a bad day and is a good exercise to do with your team…

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