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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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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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Positive friends

Do not let "toxic friends" detour you. Unfortunately, not everyone wants to see you succeed. Surround yourself with positive friends. Whether it be online, or a friend to email daily with progress/positivity/concerns/activities/pointers- just pick a positive reinforcement to be on your side. :)

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Make a List

Add one positive thing you did to it each day. On days when you are feeling down and ready to give up, get the list out and remind yourself how far you have come.

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Never Listen & Smile

When someone who is bugging me, I just smile and nod, and let their bad words go in one ear and out the other! And to just have a smile on your face drives the people who are putting you down completely insane. I have done this and it works. It keeps them guessing what you are thinking of!

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Spend time with your happiest friends

The best way to stay out of a funk is to spend time with people with whom you can share a few laughs.
Joy banishes sorrow.

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