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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Tip to stay positive

I think staying positive is really a decision we make. We can enhance that decision by surrounding ourselves with positive people, listening to positive, upbeat music, or thinking about positive things, but ultimately if we are positive it is because we choose to be positive.

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Smile

It makes life easier

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i enjoy reading success stories

I love to go on you tube an watch the before and after photos they inspire me

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You are NOT Your Mistakes, Missteps, or other Going Off-Track Things

I often feel like I AM my mistakes, missteps, and other blunders for my health, my brain knows that it is important to separate my true being & essence from my mistakes. When I do remember this separation, I work harder to forgive myself & move on to do something or eat something that is healthy for...

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Defining You

Never let any one define who you are with negative comments. It will only temporarily derail your journey.

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The mind is a powerful tool.

You try so hard to reach goals and turn your life completely around to achieve them. You worry about not making it or complaining how stressful it is to reach your goals. Focus on the goal not everything you have to do to get there. its the idea of keeping your eye on the prize. If you think you wil...

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Redefine your goals

I try to stay focused on my ultimate goal which is to go to my high school reunion next year looking better than I hav in the last ten years so whenever I feel overwhelmed with my program I just sit back and redifine my goals to see if I am doing too much. This helps me to stay on track even if I h...

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Feeling as though you have to give up all the things you really like?

Dont cut it out just have small portions. I have a tiny halloween portion of chocolate because I dont want to say I am on a diet and cant have that. This way I am not depriving myself, I am just being sensible about it.

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THE WORD NO

While reading blogs, post and secrets you learn a little about people and you can see that people on Spark have a hard time saying NO. While visiting my Spark friends I see they cannot say NO and keep taking on more. Today a girl called and asked if I would sub for her at 12 tomorrow. I said yes but...

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Life is about more than just food

I had to say this out loud to myself because not even that long ago I was a binge eater, only thinking about food literally all day long! Now that I don't think about that anymore, it is amazing how I have bettered myself by thinking of other things that are more important and actually dealing with ...

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