as hard as it is being positive is helping

Posted on: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:15pm
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i've posted here a few times about how hard its been for me lately especially after my dad died. people here have been so supportive and i appreciate it. one of the things that was suggested is being more positive and thinking more positively. at first it was virtually impossible bc i couldn't even get my mind to genuinely think of anything to be positive about but then i went to the basics and thought about how i was lucky to be healthy overall, lucky to have a roof over my head, lucky to have food to eat, lucky to have good friends and family. i kept going over all of the stuff that i was lucky to have and that made a massive difference. i've been doing this every day and its helping my mood and outlook on life. i am seeing a bit of hope on the horizon.

Posted on: Mon, 08/26/2019 - 9:49am
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thanks for this important reminder digby. when my anxiety is bad like its been over the past few days i start to feel sorry for myself and get really negative. i was so negative on friday night bc it was pretty bad. being positive snaps you out of that mindset and makes you feel so much better. i am going to think of everything that i am lucky to have more frequently. i like that idea.

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:54pm
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it's not easy all of the time but i'm trying to do it more and more and i notice that it helps. sometimes when my anxiety is really bad it's hard to get into a positive head space. it's almost like negative and fearful thoughts take over. but once i shake them and think about what i'm lucky for, it helps.

Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 9:04am
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This is a good tip Digby and one that I need going into this weekend. I'm having a hard time appreciating the thought of spending time with family and friends but instead dreading it. I'm going to try positive thinking and maybe it'll help get me through it all.

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:08pm
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i hope it helped pixie and hope you had a good weekend with your family and friends.

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