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When I bike on my indoor cycle I listen to super upbeat music. When my momentum really gets going and I am in the zone I yell out positive affirmations, such as: "I am good enough." "I deserve great health." "I love myself." "I can do this." "I love to sweat." It really pumps me up and I feel great. My dogs must think I am crazy. LOL, LOL
Just as toxins in food are bad for you, so are toxic (negative and unkind) people. My daughter recently said it best on her FB page before unfriending some very unkind people: "I'm making some changes in my live, and if you don't hear from me, one of those changes might be you." To become and stay positive, make a conscious effort to seek out positive people and things that will make you feel good and put a smile on your face. Be kind to others and be kind yourself.
When people around me start to emphasize the negative, especially about things they can do nothing about, I'll stop the cycle by saying "I'll put that on my list of things to worry about." It helps put whatever it is into perspective, and lets me focus on whatever is more important to me.
Just like the importance of our bodies being flexible in order to deal with the day to day movements, it's also important to be flexible with plans and tasks. Life happens. You need to look at everything that comes up and decide that nothing that happens is good or bad. It just is.
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