Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret

Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

See Another Category:
go
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.

20

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Every Single Moment

Every single moment is another chance to start fresh.
You don't have to wait until the morning, or Monday, or the first of the month. If you've strayed, right this moment is the perfect time to get back on track. It keeps me optimistic that even if I mess up, I can ALWAYS start over. Always.

- Submitted by ADKGIRL518 1/7/2014 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments

6

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Write down what you are grateful for

Write down a list of things you're grateful for and keep it someplace where you'll see it often. When you focus on the things you're thankful for, you'll have less time to focus on the negatives.

- Submitted by DANIELLE2013 1/5/2014 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

4

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Completely relax in the bath with deep breathing and a book

Simple breathing exercises in the bath helps me to unwind after a long day. I draw a nice warm bath, light some candles, add some epsom salts for my exercised muscles, and just close my eyes and focus on my breath. You could call it meditation if that doesn't stress you out as to whether you are doing it right. My main goal is just to let go of all my thoughts and just "be in the bath." After I feel completely relaxed, I dry my hands off on a washcloth and read a book until I'm ready to get out.

- Submitted by HELIXSPARK 1/4/2014 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment

8

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Go for a walk in sun light and fresh air.

Whenever I feel that I have problems out of control and find myself filled with negative thoughts I go for a walk in sun light and fresh air. Imagine that you are throwing the negative energy you have inside. Raise you head high to feel the sun light in your face and get fresh air in. Then run to break the stress. After that try to think and find solutions for your problems. Even if you didn't find a solution you will find yourself have the power to face it.

- Submitted by AZAOZA2 12/27/2013 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment

13

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Writing emotions

Instead of eating whenever I feel an emotion, I now write about it. It keeps my hands busy of course but I'm now able to handle emotions, good or bad, in a harmless way. It takes some time but not much room as I write on my laptop.

- Submitted by MINIUM 12/22/2013 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

12

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Take Your Time

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.

- Submitted by MOONGLOWSNANA 12/5/2013 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment

11

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Smile (it improves your face value)

I have never been accused of being grumpy or in a bad mood.
One of my favorite sayings growing up was "Smile! It improves your face value" So anytime I'm not feeling very positive I think of that saying and it helps me move through the stage of the day!

- Submitted by BIGMOKI 12/2/2013 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

10

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

focus on Jesus

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.

- Submitted by SPARKVERNICE 11/21/2013 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

13

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Every day is a new opportunity

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!
emoticon

- Submitted by NOVEMBERMUM 11/4/2013 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments

11

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

The Love of a Puppy

I waited 42 years to get my Aussie Labradoodle. He, in my humble opinion, is the perfect dog. Loving, clever, non-shedding...I could go on, and on, and on. Mainly, he is my therapy dog. He is healing me from 35 years of a very stressful, high tech /analytical existence. I thank God, I found him/he found me.

- Submitted by SCOUT03 10/25/2013 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
Page: (263 total)  
           RSS Feed: Staying Positive Secrets RSS Feed