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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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The Pen is Mightier than the Fork

I hope you find the title to this blog funny as I do not actually use a pen – we use the computer.
Here is the secret to my success with losing weight this time is - I am brutally honest when I track my food. If it crosses the lips, I write it down. This Spark People program has helped a lot wi...

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Don't give up, stay positive!

Staying positive can mean a lot of things but to me it literally means surrounding myself with positive people, uplifting t.v., radio, music, friends. We can all have bad days, but it's how we react, or not, that makes a difference :). It can be too easy to become sad or even depressed when someone ...

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How to Get Happy or Turning that Frown Upside Down

William James said, "Things are not as they are, but as we are." We really do see through the eyes of our own experience and each of our experiences is different, so in every moment, we see everything from the perspective of the mood we're in. It’s almost like we put on different glasses from moment...

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Change - Reinventing Yourself!

We all have phases in our lives which require change, a reinvention of ourselves. . . (you know . . . major life changes that happen . . . diagnosis w/a chronic illness, marriage, divorce, loss of a loved one, job loss or change . . . the list goes on).

So, there’s that word again . . . ...

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Stop Letting Your To Do List De-motivate You

I do keep a To Do list, but I never get it all done. It usually demotivates me to see all those things unchecked at the end of the day. Recently, though, I learned I can turn it around by keeping a Done List.

I keep a master list in Trello. This is a completely free, easy to learn way of keep...

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Keep In Mind !

We always need to look on the bright side of things.Make the best of our situation as we move through our journey. I live in an urban inner city area, there are a lot of folks that have far more problems than I do. I "keep in mind" that I am blessed to have a roof over my head and food to prepare to...

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Positive Approach Today

This is a mixture of feelings and approaches that i take or try to take with me throughout the day.
Just like everyone else i know no one is perfect, but its the thought that counts. The whole principle of the fact. I use to struggle with the whole idea. My favorite color is black so i have blac...

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Less News is Good News

If you're a news junkie reduce stress by cutting back on your news consumption. Unless your day job is activism or politics, chances are you already have enough on your plate to worry about. Avoid news commentary shows and opinion articles--those are just designed to get you riled up--and stick to...

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Reaffirm YOURSELF!

Every. Single. Day. Tell yourself outloud, one thing you love about yourself.

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Progress, not perfection

Remember, two steps forward and one step back is still one step forward. As long as you keep moving forward, you're winning. No one is perfect -- forgive yourself, learn from your experience, and soldier onward.
Progress, not perfection!

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