What do you do to feel positive

By Sky
@skysnap (17963)
October 27, 2015 3:30pm CST
I have this struggle staying positive. I mean I just can't figure out what to do and what to tell myself. What do you do in case you feeling low and want to be positive. That's why asking others on mylot and other places on how to be more positive.
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@amadeo (70639)
• United States
27 Oct 15
at my age.I have to be positive on things.
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
I understand. However how do you retain that mindset?
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• United States
29 Oct 15
I think age and experience foster a positive outlook most of the time @skysnap
@skysnap (17963)
30 Oct 15
@enlightenedpsych2 Ah I see. That sounds very reasonable.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
27 Oct 15
I look at how much better off I am than a lot of people and the perspective always helps. You can simplify it as counting your blessings if you want to.
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
I agree some of the time comparisons helps a lot too. Though comparison make me feel bad.
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@Missmwngi (10773)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Oct 15
I get those days as well. I try to focus more on what i want to achieve and try to make it there. Just take a minute at a time and don't think so much of everything
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
Thanks. I have been struggling with overthinking. I don't know how to put an end to overthinking. Even working harder makes it hard. focus is even hardeer.
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@Missmwngi (10773)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Oct 15
@skysnap Overthinking can take you to hell,it does take alot of energy as well. Try as much as possible to take it cool
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
@Missmwngi Yes, thanks a lot. It is hard to step out of that habit but working on it :)
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
27 Oct 15
Just be calm. Calmness makes one positive in thinking as far it is successful with me
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
Thanks will try that too. :)
• India
28 Oct 15
I agree with Rahul. Stop whatever you are doing and take a deep breath. And another. And another. Empty your mind and just concentrate on deep breaths till you find yourself a bit calmed down. Your mind will be constantly talking, piling one problem on another. The trick is to shut it up. It works for me. I still have to practise a lot, though. And for every problem your mind comes up with, order it to think of a blessing you are grateful for. If it can't come up with gratitude, then it has to shut up. ;) A beautiful quote to sum this up "The soul always knows how to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind"
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
28 Oct 15
@SBhargav Hey thanks for those massive tips. I will surely lead my life with those in mind
@birjudanak (7293)
• India
5 Dec 15
i just not think for past and just think that what to do now and next to go ahead and achieve goal,if we do there we are success and reach there where we want.
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@skysnap (17963)
5 Dec 15
That is interesting. I have trouble with that approach. i have to take slowly it seems.
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• India
5 Dec 15
@skysnap yes which i say its not easy because while we are in trouble we cant thing positive but if you keep calm and think deeply then you can go ahead,this thing is very easy in say but very difficult to do.
• Grand Haven, Michigan
28 Oct 15
I think we focus too much on always feeling positive. Our other, less desirable feelings are just as needed as the good ones. When you feel down, let it happen. Feel bad and feel sorry for yourself for a few minutes or hours. Let all the negative out. Then get drunk! Works for me lol
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
Never took drink in my life. But feeling that if life is this bad, I should get drunk too.
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• Grand Haven, Michigan
31 Oct 15
@skysnap Bad decisions are kind of my thing. lol
@sharon6345 (135762)
• United States
27 Oct 15
I think of all I have to be grateful for an that does the trick.
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
Yes gratitude works for most of the people. I do try that too.
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@Hit4Hit (585)
• Hungary
27 Oct 15
Try to thing yes it is possible, i can do this
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@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
Yes positive thinking of "I can do this'.
• United States
6 Nov 15
I struggle also and heck I even went to school for many years of trying to understand psychology against the human mind and I still cannot 'always' have the perfect day or flow positive all the time', but I figured something wonderful out: When I did not expect a positive attitude 'all the time', realizing things get in the way of messing that up naturally, I could accept a mediocre position with grace instead of grit. In other words I let go of totalitarian thought and chose a middle ground, saying okay I got this but can he or she get it too . . .
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@allknowing (68822)
• India
3 Nov 15
You have to count your blessings one by one.
@skysnap (17963)
3 Nov 15
Agree that is one good way to live the life better. I have learned it the hard way.
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@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
28 Oct 15
Listen to musics that you feels uplifting for you.
@skysnap (17963)
28 Oct 15
Yes that is one way to do things for sure :)
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@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
You need to find love. LOL
@rocky1980 (544)
• Chandigarh, India
7 Dec 15
whenever I feel low I hear Eminem Song "Lose Yourself". it's a very good song. And always works with me.
@marguicha (100403)
• Chile
28 Nov 15
My garden a sunset, a bumblebee, a good book, a grandchild wanting to come for a visit (telling me what they want me to cook). Jeeezzz! The list is endless!
@gudheart (12742)
3 Nov 15
It can be really hard at times, especially with depression and anxiety which is what I have. I just try and imagine how worse it could be and how lucky I have to have some many of the good things in my life.
@GreatMartin (5389)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
31 Oct 15
Sounds very simple but it is true--just waking up in the morning and facing a new day makes me positive! Join my world!
• United States
29 Oct 15
I have to BELIEVE that with each negative thought there really is 2 or 3 positive ones to be found when searching beneath all the fluff and misinformation