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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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One ....

Just do ONE thing at a time. Set a goal, to do one thing, and either master it or incorporate it into your routine.
When that ONE thing is done, move onto the next. That way you are not overwhelmed, and you can celebrate your success for doing that ONE thing! Wooohooo!

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Fighting Negative thoughts and feelings

when i feel that way I take a journal and write on one page and answer the negative ideas on the opposite page after taking a break. Often then I can respond as I would if answering a friend or colleague and listen to the positive side of myself.

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TV Choices!

I'm the kind of person that likes to have something on TV when I'm doing chores around the house. Not that I'm paying attention and watching all of the time, but just something to listen to while I'm folding laundry, paying bills, etc.

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DELIGHTED

BOWLED TONIGHT AND UP AGAINST HEAVY BOWLERS BUT WE TOOK 2 GAMES AND TOTAL PINS. NOT BAD FOR AN OLD GAL, NOT QUITE YET. JOIN A BOWLING LEAGUE GOOD EXERCISE AND A WHOLE LOT OF FAMILY FUN. SMILE AND BE HAPPY.

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Jesus loves me

I know that Jesus loves me and that helps me be who I am. I also love my family and friends so when I am down they are too and that is not helping anyone so when I am really loving them I want to stay positive and I can love them more

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Don't blow the whole day!

In the past, if I was "bad" at a meal I would often blow the remainder of the day or get into the "I'll start Monday" thinking. I let many pounds creep back in doing that bad behavior. Forgive yourself and get right back to being good! Get rid of the negative self talk! We can do this!

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Tomorrow...

Remember that tomorrow will come...and it will be a better day...

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Give Thanks

Sometimes we focus on what we're lacking so much that we fail to realize just all we have been given. Challenge yourself to list things you are grateful for regularly. This can be especially helpful when you are feeling really down or sorry for yourself.

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Remember every day is a NEW day!

Don't beat yourself up over yesterday's mistakes. Learn from them, then move on. Every day is a brand new beginning and you can make of it whatever you want!!

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Networking is crucial

Find other people with your same goals and make a real effort to stay in contact with them. Share every bit of success and motivate each other. If you isolate yourself you'll be more likely to quit.

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