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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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read inspirational material

reading my daily word, starting your day right , bible and before anyone gets up in the morning, i pray. the calm and quiet of the morning allows me to breathe and focus without interruption.

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It's Only Temporary

Keeping in mind that I can help to change the condition of my body even a little bit, helps me keep my mind in a much happier and better frame of mind.

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Sing In the Car

I sing in the car, all by myself, along with the radio. I use the steering wheel as a drum at stop lights. I can only imagine how i look to other drivers..but i really dont care, and figure they probably get a smile out of my silliness too. This usually puts me in a good mood as I drive to work.

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Got behind

I fell behind in my blogs and tonight I did 3 parts on one so I am caught up to Tuesday. I always am writing on the wee hours of the next day so be patient. I try hard to keep up on my spark point page but sometimes it is hard as I am sure others have that problem too. I'm busy during warm weather.

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Create your own worry time

Instead of worrying all day about things I can't fix right away, I set a specific time of day to do nothing but worry over those items. I take 10-15 mins a day to just worry. Then I push it away. My mood stays positive by knowing I can worry later.

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I'm not going to quit

I may have a bad weigh in or a day of bad eating but I still jump back on track. Instead of completely backsliding and constantly feeling sorry for myself, I look at how much weight I've lost so far; why go backwards now? So if you fall down, get back up, brush yourself off and keep it moving.

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Getting started

I keep making promises not to eat out so much and it never works. So today, I stop making promises and just focus on not doing it.

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good morning

My day is much better if I wake up before 9, eat a healthy breakfast, and then go to the gym. On the days when I get all of this done by 11 am, I feel noticeably happier.

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Believe yourself

Someone I know was going through very tough times but never seemed down. She told me that she told herself so many times that she was happy, she was beginning to believe herself!! Tell yourself what your really WANT to believe!

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a smile

A smile on YOUR face is going to spread to at least one other person's face when you share it!

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