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I have never been accused of being grumpy or in a bad mood.
There are things in life that we can change and things that we can't. Change those that can and don't let the others get you down. You can only do what you can do - no more and no less. Just make sure you do the best that you can. :)
Be patient with yourself. Changing the way you live your life takes time and energy. It won't happen overnight. Give your self some time to make tiny adjustments first and celebrate each success while keeping your eyes on the goals you have set for yourself.
When. I'm. Stressed I tend to feel overwhelmed and helpless. However when I. Take time to think how I'm not alone. I am love. I'm here for a reason. To complete a purpose. I know that eventually my feelings will pass. Somehow the truth helps me stay grounded in temporary situations.
Every day is a NEW day! The best proverb is "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8." Remember that no matter what each day brings, success, or failure, the next day is a new opportunity to begin again! Don't beat yourself, but celebrate new beginnings!
When feeling discouraged, I always look at how far I've come. For example, "No, I can't run a 5k yet, but I ran 1/4 of a mile without stop the other day!" No matter how small the accomplishment is, it still makes you better than you were yesterday.
Many if not all of us have a a set of beliefs or thoughts about ourselves or a situation. You may even be consciously aware of a few of them but the truly scary thing is that many of us tell ourselves these thoughts over and over so often they become unconscious. So, pay attention to those "tapes" you are replaying to yourself and when you catch a negative one, actively and consciously replace it with a more positive statement. You may even have to say it out loud to yourself in the beginning.
The only thing I enjoy more than looking at my pictures of the family is sharing them! After a weekend with the grandkids I like to send a quick note to my hubby and kids with a picture attached to pick up their Monday at work. They love it. The subject line is always "Monday picture picker upper"