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Yoga, chatting to friends and writing things down – this is how Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr stays sane.

The model admitted she has struggled to keep negative thoughts at bay, especially during her very public break-up from ex-hubby Orlando Bloom.

But even while juggling a hectic schedule as well as being mum to super cute three-year-old son Flynn – Miranda sticks to a few very simple techniques to stay cool, calm and in control.

Speaking about how she deals with life’s obstacles, she said, “When I have challenges now, I feel like I sit with them, I try to look at things, because there’s always a positive and a negative to everything.

“And sometimes I’ll speak to friends, and sometimes I’ll just meditate and I’ll visualise letting it go. Meditation and yoga, and having people, as I said, who you trust, who you talk to. But also writing. I like to write, and then I can rip it up or burn it.”

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It’s time to ditch the negative thoughts and believe in yourself.

How a person views themselves is the strongest part of the personality, but it is also the biggest downfall. A good self image is important for a healthy mind and the key to creating a positive one is to believe in yourself.

Embrace the positives
Instead of accentuating the negatives, embrace the positives. Can’t complete the 10k without stopping? Applaud yourself for finding the determination to try in the first place.

Surround yourself by people who love you
Ditch the “bad” friends who try to bring you down and surround yourself with people who love you.

Remember your successes
Grab a piece of paper and write down all your successes. You will eventually see that you can achieve anything once you put your mind to it.

Be your own best friend – if you’re not nice to yourself, who will be?

Take a leaf out of Muhammad Ali’s mantra – “I am the greatest”

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It is so important that you look after your mental health as it directly affects how you think and feel.

Try these tips to ensure a healthy mind:

Exercise
Regular exercise not only keeps you fit but it releases feel good hormones into your body. Ditching the car, taking the stairs, going for a regular walk and taking part in an exercise class will all go a long way towards ensuring you have a healthy body and mind.

Put down the glass
While drinking occasionally is fine, binge drinking is not. If you are using alcohol to hide problems in your life, you should talk to someone.  Try enjoying a alcohol-free night out with the girls or be the sober one in your group for once – it will be an eye-opening experience for sure.

Don’t bottle things up
If you have a problem or are struggling, it’s important that you talk to someone about it. It can offer a different perspective and help you work your way out of the situation. Ask for help if you need it.

Enjoy time with the girls
A strong group of friends or family goes a long way in helping you deal with life’s daily stresses. Give them a call now – a chat is in order.

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