Positively Positive

@nonersays (2660)
United States
October 16, 2017 2:35pm CST
Since I found out I really WAS going to lose my position, I've been in a deep blue funk. Going from 40 hours a week to less than 20, with a pay cut, puts a big hurting on us since we already are way in debt and the household depended on MY income to stay afloat. I've spent sleepless nights worrying, and when I do sleep I often have nightmares that include my family living in the streets. Today I've tried to put on a happy face. The Power of Positive Thinking is supposed to bring good things your way, so I'm putting on my happy face and not letting any (much) negativity out into the universe. While I've never believed that just "trying to be happy" can defeat clinical depression (of which I suffer) I figure it can't hurt to give it a good college try, right? Do you try to think positive, or are you a glass half empty type of person? Any tips or tricks on how to stay upbeat in trying times?
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@MALUSE (31771)
• Denmark
16 Oct
I'm neither extremely positive or negative. I consider myself a realist.
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@nonersays (2660)
• United States
16 Oct
I usually call myself a realist too, but most of my friends call what I consider realism to be pessimism. I've developed a rather dark view of the world in my old age. lol
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@JohnRoberts (39016)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Oct
Definitely glass is half empty person. I have lived through being laid off from a long term position.
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@andriaperry (31138)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Oct
I am a glass is half full, I am positive. I know things get bad but sometimes it is Gods way to push you out to a better life.
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@nonersays (2660)
• United States
17 Oct
Since I had to have my gall bladder removed september of last year feel like God has dunked me for a baptisim and forgot to let me up to breathe again.
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@JESSY3236 (4901)
• United States
17 Oct
My mother says I'm a negative person that I need to think positively. But sometimes it's really hard.
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@nonersays (2660)
• United States
17 Oct
My dad used to call me morbid. My husband is one of the "Have you just TRIED being happy?" people. It is annoying because it IS hard.
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@jstory07 (57174)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Oct
Maybe you can make some money online in your spare time.
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@nonersays (2660)
• United States
17 Oct
I'm trying, but it's not going well. Nobody is buying anything I list to sell. Nobody reads my blogs or buys from my affiliates. Survey sites dont' pay enough to reach cash out. Its all very stressful.
@LadyDuck (118647)
• Switzerland
17 Oct
I was saying exactly the same thing that @MALUSE said, I am a realist. I cannot feel positive when there are problems, but I try to find a solution instead of being pessimist.
@MALUSE (31771)
• Denmark
17 Oct
Constant positivity accompanied by constant smiling - which so many members on this site advocate - get on my nerves. Such behaviour can't be genuine.
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@LadyDuck (118647)
• Switzerland
17 Oct
@MALUSE It cannot be genuine and to be too positive brings nowhere. You need to be realist and do what you need to do.
@nonersays (2660)
• United States
17 Oct
@MALUSE I know exactly ONE person in real life who is like that. Her nickname is Sunshine. Even in horrible pain (she's had 2 back surgeries) she is still always smiling and encouraging others.