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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Fighting depression successfully

I have many things to be sad about in my life right now but I am not letting it get me down. I am fighting through it patiently waiting for better days.

My secret is multi-fold. The first thing I do is reach out to my support team, mainly my adult daughter. Sometimes my depression is so de...

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It's your choice

When you fall pick yourself up, dust yourself off and take that step forward. Everyone one falls everyone. You just need to have the willpower to not let the fall defeat you. That fall could be anything from food to a relationship. I have learned if you fall back a step on anything that making yours...

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Small Changes Equal Long Term Success

In the past, I've tried to do everything at once - quit drinking soda, lose weight, get more active, workout twice a day. I always failed because it's just too much at once and trying to make that many big changes all at the same time is a recipe for disappointment.

Instead, I did things a ...

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Positive Thinking Everyday

I always remember that things could always be worse, and that I am never alone in my struggles. I pray for strength.
I hold my boys and know they are why I'm doing this.
I never let one failure discourage me, I can do better next time.
I pray for peace.
I remember I man loved no matter w...

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Weight is secondary

As much as I am enjoying losing this weight I have been putting on for the past 30 years, I'm happier about other changes as well.

For years, I have struggled with sleep apnea and have been reminded of my snoring by my spouse. I have fought with the CPAP for years and had just come to accept...

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It's a Secret

I have for quite some time now been trying to lose the baby weight (of 4 kids) and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's not an easy thing to do and I constantly lose my way but I found that the best way to overcome obstacles is to pick yourself up and keep going. And acting the way you want to feel. ...

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Feel Amazing from Reading these Beauties quotes

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND SO AM I!!!

These are not made up by me but are from a article I was reading online. To read the completed list clink on the link below:

1. 'To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it's society who’s ugly.' M...

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Help in Finding Your Purpose

JUNE 18, 2015
There are no billboards or flashing neon that light the way toward finding your calling or purpose.

Very few people instinctively know what they want to do with their life.

For many years I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but I didn't know exactly what I wanted th...

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My dirty little secret...

I'm working on staying positive most of the day, most days of the week. I've lost a modest amount of weight thus far and find tracking food, moving my body more every day and making healthier choices all day long is easier when I stay positive. I find myself posting positive things her at Sparkpeopl...

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How I Stay Positive

There are no big secrets to staying positive. I believe it’s a mind over matter thing. To stay positive one just have to think positive things. If you begin to think negative, just think about something that you saw or did or someone said about you that brought a smile to your face. I guarantee ...

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