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Focusing on the positive, rather than the negative, makes everything in life easier to bear, no matter how difficult the time is.
Everyone will go over their limits from time to time. Dont beat yourself up over it. This will just cause you to throw in the towel entirely. Talk nicely to yourself, like you would a friend or child. You dont deserve self punishment.
If you're a news junkie reduce stress by cutting back on your news consumption. Unless your day job is activism or politics, chances are you already have enough on your plate to worry about. Avoid news commentary shows and opinion articles--those are just designed to get you riled up--and stick to the facts. You'll still be informed and then you can spend the rest of your spare time relaxing instead of mentally leading a march on city hall.
I have put together a list of positive affirmations and quotes that I found online and I knew would keep me positive. I used a fun font, printed then out on cute paper and cut them into individual strips of paper. I put them in a jar and pull one out, read it multiple times, and add it to my bulletin board dedicated just for this!
I recently went through a tough time so during that time I stood in front of the mirror each day and shouted I can do it out loud. It really helped boost my positive attitude, and it gave me a serious boost of energy too.
Getting to the gym or taking a brisk walk at lunchtime takes you away from the office routine and can even adjust your perspective when looking at a problem. It's great to get in a little time for yourself in the course of your day working for others.