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Come On, Get Happy!

Let Go of Negativity and Increase Your Happiness Set Point


  • Great article! - 10/22/2015 4:33:27 PM
  • Good post and good reminders to see the bright side of life. When I wake up I want to always remember how lucky I am to be awake and raring to go! - 10/22/2015 7:51:13 AM
  • Thank you, good points. I like the way you summed that up.

    I have to wonder though if your client felt heard by you when she complained about not getting anything done and you seemed so determined to focus on the positive? It was not what she wanted to discuss. - 10/22/2015 3:05:30 AM
  • This is such a terrific article. Occasionally I see an article in the media pooh poohing the pursuit of happiness on the grounds that it is selfish. This essay makes it clear of the costs to NOT pursuing it:

    Unchecked negativity leads to a host of emotions such as anger, anxiety and depression. Those feelings can lead to stomach disorders, increased blood pressure, tight muscles, tension headaches, and a multitude of physical sensations most would prefer to avoid. Chronic negativity can make us sick!
    - 11/10/2014 7:57:09 AM
    This article's a definite "keeper"! Thank you, Ms. Goodman, for some creative, constructive, and entirely feasible approaches and steps we can take toward feeling a little better all the time. You obviously put a great deal of time, effort, and reflection - not to mention research! - into your thoughts. - 8/4/2014 7:36:45 PM
  • I usually don't give it much thought. Perhaps I should. - 12/23/2013 5:43:08 AM
  • I am naturally a very positive personm however, I fight depression some days and today I think I need to re read this article.

    Sometimes life just gets you down, depressed, defeated, disillusioned and disappointed.

    Today, I will get up and try again. I will have faith, I will believe and I will hope . , ,
    - 12/15/2013 11:20:04 AM
  • This is a philosophy I believe in and one that I have found to be TRUE in PRACTICE. - 12/14/2013 11:22:34 PM
  • I have always struggled with negative thoughts, there have been months at a time I would suffer with these thoughts, and just loose myself in this depression. Most of these thoughts would be over things I could not control, and never would be able too. It had gotten to the point were I took meds to handle this depression.. I took them for a year, and thought they were helping.. some months past and I felt they weren't really doing anything, I had had some brief days that I felt like I was falling back into that vicious circle, but never went fully back into it. I stopped taking the meds, and have been free of them for a good six months now. I let my thoughts heal me, by staying away from those things that trigger the negative thoughts. Some days are better than others, but like this healthy lifestyle, you always have the next day to get back on track. - 12/14/2013 2:21:04 PM
  • This idea was an AHA!! moment for me several years ago, when I realized that I brooded for days about negative feedback, but when someone praised something I'd done, I negated it and thought to myself they were just being nice... they caught me on a good day.... etc. I still tend to brood about imagined slights, but when I realize what I'm doing, I stop and refocus on the good things in my life.

    Thanks for writing about this. I've trained myself to find the good in others and have a positive outlook; my husband's first reaction to almost anything is negative. We now joke about that. His pessimism is inborn, I believe (for one thing, he's an engineer and trained to look for flaws), but he's easily taken out of that mood. - 10/26/2013 11:13:43 AM
  • Good article! I have recently discovered Steve Backlund's books: Possessing Joy; Let's Just Laugh at That; Declarations; and more. He is the most positive author I have ever run across! - 10/26/2013 9:58:17 AM
    I love this article! So very true! - 10/26/2013 8:33:43 AM
    One of the best articles I have ever read on SP !!
    thank you so much to offer such valuable materials !! - 8/30/2013 11:25:12 AM
  • This is, and has been for a long time, unquestionablly been my philosophy on life; it keeps me happy and healthy. I believe in making the best of every opportunity, never looking back, avoiding nostalgia, sentimentality and living in the past, living without regrets and being content with what you have. - 8/30/2013 2:35:03 AM
  • Thank you for making articles like this available. There is always something amazing to discover on this website, not only for losing weight, but finding happiness in general. Keep up the amazing work!!!!! - 8/29/2013 7:27:15 PM

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