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7DBG: Getting more of what you need

Sunday, January 06, 2013

2. How can you do more of the things that give you energy and less of the things that deplete your energy?

Hmm. This is a toughie. In the previous blog I identified the people around me as being both the source of energy and the greatest energy suckers. So the answer to this question is pretty simple: continue to surround myself with positive people and reject negativism.

BUT

Lets face it, misery loves company and when you feel like whining, there's nothing like a friend's shoulder to lean on. The trick is not to get trapped in that cycle of feeling helpless.

Sorry - its a short blog, but sometimes the answers, while individual, are simple. "And knowing is half the battle!"
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  • COLETTEISGREAT
    Ooooo, good answer!
    1360 days ago
  • MISSIFISH
    I think it is great that you are doing all of this introspection. I should probably follow your lead!!! I don't know why, but I've been thinking a lot about you. I'm sending you my best vibes for a happy year full of energy boosters, NOT SUCKERS!!!
    1361 days ago
  • MARTY728
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    1361 days ago
  • BIGPAWSUP
    You are right on target. No sorry. Answer is simple, just not easy!
    1361 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    No decent advice, I'm sorry. My own situation was in being married to a "Debbie Downer"... on many fronts, not just weight or activity. I am divorced now, for ten years in 2013. End of THAT story.

    Still care about him. And he was great company for misery. But for happiness? Not so much. Is a relationship worth killing yourself over? Maybe Romeo and Juliet thought so, but look how young they died.

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    1361 days ago
  • CINERICIA
    The key is having a positive shoulder. Attached to a hand willing to give you a good wallop when the legitimate whining has progressed to "poor me." Cause that's what friends do.
    1361 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    One of my Debbie Downers is a friend I used to go to for misery loving company. This challenge helped me see that she can drain the life out of me. The killer is that she thinks she is positive, but the glass is always half empty for her.

    I an going to limit the time I spend moaning and groaming to the people who will give me a kick in the pants after 5 minutes.
    1361 days ago
  • VONBLACKBIRD
    You find the friends that support you and are truly honest when you whine.
    1362 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    Misery does love company. It is finding a balance that can get difficult.
    1362 days ago
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