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Loving Yourself: The ABCs of Living a More Positive Life

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Always think with an open mind, realize that nothing is ever is bad as it seems in the moment.

Before you open your mouth to say something negative - think again.

Conserve your brainpower and energy by not thinking negative thoughts.

Do always look for a better way to accomplish the task.

Every day try to say something positive to another person.

Forget about what is bothering you, and focus on something better.

Give yourself a virtual pat on the back at least once a day.

Have a look around you in every situation, and see something positive about it.

Interesting people; the world is full of them. Sit down, and talk with them.

Joyful; when you are joyful you tend to be more positive thinker.

Keep negative people at bay unless you want their negativity rubbing off on you.

Let others be who they are, just as you are who you are.

Make each day a little bit brighter by doing at least one random act of kindness.

Never say “I can’t do anything right”.

Optimistic is the way to be in your thinking.

Practice an attitude of gratitude for everyone and everything in your life – even the “not so good” things. It all serves a purpose to help you grow and move forward.

Quietly contemplate all the good in your life in every moment, and that will put you into a more positive thinking frame of mind.

Remember that there are other people worse off than you in every situation.

Stay aware of your feelings and emotions to help you remain more positive in every moment.

Think about what is good in your life and the world around you in every problematic situation. It will gently nudge your brain, and help you to creatively move toward possible solutions.

Understand that positive thinking is a systematic process; the more you do it, the better you are at it.

Very often, or whenever you start going to that dark place of negativity, remind yourself that you are a good person, and give yourself a virtual hug instead of the usual critical judgments.

Worry less about things that you have no control over, or cannot change.

Extra focus and TLC are needed during stressful times to think positively; remember to be more tolerant of your mistakes.

Yesterday is in the past; it is no longer productive to worry about it because you cannot change it.

Zip away all the bad thoughts, and negative thinking.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOANNA2 4/20/2013 5:17AM

    Thank you. I so enjoy reading your blogs. emoticon

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UZA77777 4/19/2013 5:55PM

    Another excellent list of wise notions... yay for you!

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RITZIBROWN 4/18/2013 12:26AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sharon for the wonderfully positive blog.

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CELIAMINER 4/16/2013 9:42AM

    Thanks, Sharon. After the tragedy in Boston, I really needed these uplifting words.

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NDKARIKARI 4/15/2013 8:53AM

    thank you for the great advice!

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RPCLEM2000 4/15/2013 12:52AM

    I have a person in my life who is extremely negative. I don't care to be around negative people but I am forced to have much to do with this particular person. I tend to tune much of our conversations out. When I get tired of it I tell her I'm not going to talk to you any more until you tell my something positive. It seems odd to me that she really has to think to come up with something positive. There are so many people out there just the same. They have a roof over their head, be grateful. You have food to eat, be happy. There so many things to be grateful for. The sweet smell of a flower. The shining sun. I am grateful because I don't hurt as much as I used to. There are many things to be happy about. List 5 things you are grateful for, then smile.

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123ELAINE456 4/15/2013 12:18AM

  Awesome Blog. Well Done. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Terrific Day. Take Care.

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MICKEYH 4/14/2013 7:25PM

    emoticon for emoticon advice and inspirational blog. emoticon

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    I love it! Thanks for giving me a new set of ABC's to learn. Love your blogs!

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JESSICABOOTY 4/14/2013 5:54PM

    That hit the spot. Thanks for the boost!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/14/2013 5:35PM

    Fabulous! That quote sums it up, Sharon! HUGS

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DUXGRL1 4/14/2013 5:22PM

    Sharon, you are always inspiring!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/14/2013 4:02PM

    Great blog, and one I can take to heart.

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SASSYSAX 4/14/2013 3:31PM

    Having an attitude of gratitude is everything. I try to stay away from negative people as much as I can. They can become very toxic to my soul before I know it..and I cannot afford to have that happen in my life. Thank you again for another insightful, inspirational and teaching blog. emoticon

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IAMTOLOSE 4/14/2013 3:21PM

    Great post! Thank you for reminding us of the need to be positive in our interactions with others.

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JACKIE542 4/14/2013 2:27PM

    Wonderful blog thank you, always try to be positive, everything goes better when I do. emoticon

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ROSES17 4/14/2013 1:48PM

    This blog was great. You were really on point. Thanks a lot .

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GRNDMOM43 4/14/2013 12:42PM

    I try to always look for the positives in life. I think that watching Pollyanna as a child had a large impact on my life.

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JADOMB 4/14/2013 12:39PM

    Don't worry, be happy. LOL seems like I heard that some place before. ;-)

Whether one calls it positive thinking or counting one's blessings it still means the same thing. We all have positives and negatives in our lives, it's just how we handle them that makes the difference. We can dwell on our problems or dwell on our successes. One takes us to that deeper darker place and the other brings us to the light. It's your choice. I choose to accept the negatives but focus on the positives. That is why I , KEEP THE FAITH.

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SUSIEMT 4/14/2013 12:15PM

    So true. Sometimes it's easy to say andvery hard to do. But it is something we need to do in order to become better.

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HAPPYMENOW58 4/14/2013 12:06PM

    Awesome!REALLY needed this today!

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HARROWJET 4/14/2013 12:04PM

    These are good. Thank you.

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_BABE_ 4/14/2013 12:01PM

    Thank you so much for this reminder. Things change in a blink of an eye from good to bad but more importantly from bad to acceptance of your situation is key!

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/14/2013 11:57AM

    Very good advice!!!

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