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I Am Always Improving Myself

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    The mornings for me can be the hardest.

    I have been working on repeating affirmations each morning and although it isn't instant, it really helps. Today my mantra will be: I trust that everything will come to me at the right time and right place. I am being guided by the universe in ways I may not understand but I...
    mylove77 mylove77 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I read many books. I teach myself many things.

    I go to places like cathedrals and chateaux to see the history of France.
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F Jun 14

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    Embrace The Change...

    This is what I keep trying to tell myself, despite the fact that I worry about stupid things. I worry what people will think when I do certain things. I worry about the outcomes of things that haven't even happened yet.A little bit of nervous energy is sometimes a good thing. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    When I feel incredibly down,

    and when I feel like I've lost my direction I have to talk to myself in the mirror. Sounds weird! But it helps cement-in what I need to tell myself. I wasn't shown the way when I was younger so I had to learn how to parent and coach, ME. That didn't come easy and I struggled for...
    FreezerDog1 FreezerDog1 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 20

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    5 Things To Tell Yourself Everyday

    1. Today will be my day.2. I have value.3. I know that I am a winner.4. I can do it, I can handle it. I know I can5. God will always be with me.Be positive and believe in yourself.
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I lost my grandfather 2 years ago

    and I've thought about him everyday since. I'm not a very religious person, actually I'm not religious at all, but I strive everyday to make him proud. Since his death I have devoted most of my time to education (something he held as a high virtue) and I have quit smoking pot...
    SheaM5 SheaM5 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Floating

    I awoke this morning and felt the absence of my usual sense of wonder. I missed it.   In fact, I felt like crying.   Well, I don’t have anything against crying… but … the day was beautiful… did I really want to fill it with my tears?   And where were these tears coming...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Taking Responsibility

    I read a story in this group today that made me really sad. I thought about it for a while and I realize so many people don't realize what is causing their repeated problems is themselves. Long ago I realized I am an adult. I can not let other people dictate how I behave. They...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 6 Responses May 20, 2013

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    It's been about two years

    now since I first realized I had a problem. It was my 2nd year in college and I was talking to a professor about my idea for my independent study. She had started making a few corrections and I started to cry and quickly excused myself from her office. I sat in my car crying...
    MissJazz MissJazz 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    You can't see anything emotional in my story.

    All are nonsense or just for fun. But deep inside my heart, I have a lot of worries also, I am trying to improve my self always and not showing my weakness to everyone. I always say positive things in order to cheer up myself also. I don't tell it to random people and I don't...
    onionheart16 onionheart16 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I go to the gym. I read books.

    I design, and get a new tattoo. I think of a piercing to have.... Improvement and revision renewal, it is a cause!
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F Jul 30

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    Please take some time

    and do something you love today.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Trying to eat more protein,

    grow four inches taller. Then all the girls will like me ;). [UPDATE: I meant this as a parody of over-simplified, superficial memetic ideology but it seems from comments that some people took it seriously. Sorry about that, I thought the wink at the end would show it was...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Time For A Major Overhaul!

    I don't like myself much right now, I'm really not happy with anything, I just feel like I want to runaway and not deal with any of it, snag is you can't runaway from yourself. Everything feels wrong and I don't know how to make it right, I know it's partly about perception, when...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 12 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Gym ! Omg I love the pain

    and how it dissolves negativity
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    The time has come where I need to take time

    for me. The mousy, shy and self-deprecating people needs to take a back seat to the person I want to be. I need to stop making lists and and start taking action.
    BarefootBliss BarefootBliss 36-40, F 11 Responses Apr 26

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    A Work In Progress...

    I consider myself a constant work in progress.  Ever changing, growing, stretching, reaching, learning.  Each day transforms me a bit more.  I am ever striving to be a better human being.  Some days I fall short of the mark, but I pick myself up, dust myself...
    Vignette Vignette 51-55, F 32 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Okay, so, in a few hours I'll be 61 years old.

    (STILL old enough to be my own grandfather.) In dog years I'd be dead by now. (In mayfly years I'd be REALLY dead!) I see myself as one year into my "final third". I don't see that as a sad or negative thing. I love my life. Even the yucky parts. The way I see it, the person...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I try to be the best I can,

    and improve what I can about me. One of the great hardships with this is if you are in a companion relationship or marriage, is the gap that widens when the other has no interest in changing for an improved life/lifestyle. You have to tread lightly and accept that they are...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T 3 Responses Sep 30

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    THE TURQUOISE ARROWHEAD During the first few

    months after moving to New Mexico, while visiting the Santo Domingo pueblo I met a pueblo Indian named Robert, who made and sold jewelry. He also teaches native folklore and traditions. We talked about our move to Santa Fe and about my drum circles and the differences between...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 14

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    mspokwang mspokwang 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Everyday I'm taking one step closer to

    who I want to be , a better brighter future lies ahead.
    Highonlife95 Highonlife95 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 20

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    I am in a relationship💜 I'm a photographer.

    N I'm the happiest I could ever be right now in my life.
    destinyhaleyrose destinyhaleyrose 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    Make sure you have done something today that's

    helps you get to the person you want to be tomorrow.
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    On My Road to Victory

    For the past 7 years, my life had been mostly a struggle, more so psychologically, as I had acquired a lot of fears which at the time I could not understand, let alone deal with. I was shy, anxious in just about any social situation, and eventually got depressed. I realise now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 19 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    There was a time when I used to be pretty

    critical and judgemental. These past few years though there's a different way I've taken. It's this: whenever I see something in someone that I don't like, the first thing I do, rather than judge that person, or criticise them, or harbour ill-feeling towards them, is I question...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    well currently waiting

    for an interview & the guy is grilling into his workers! twenty minutes & still waiting!
    carlingisthelager carlingisthelager 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    3 gym classes tomorrow!

    ! Body combat! Body pump and! Aqua aerobics ! Hearing my ex tell me I've slimmed down makes the burn feel good!!!!!! Bring on waddle walk Wednesday!
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Be quick to listen , slow to speak.

    ...slow to become angry James 1:19 I am learning to validate more...listen well not comment. I get frustrated and angry at times when I can't make the whole conversation about me. It has been real soul work to shut the hell up and be attentive but I am a lot more peaceful and...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 14

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    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to have a popular tv show

    and life was great! I played the father of a large family. The only problem is that I love to molest little kids. At first the cast that played my children were very young and I loved to molest them. It was easy to keep them quiet and manipulate them while I molested them. But...
    2gnillort 2gnillort 70+, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    You should always be trying to improve yourself

    for a better life. Weather it's mentally of physically, you feel really good in the end!
    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I never know what to say to someone

    who is hurting. In your experience, what is the best thing to say to someone who is going through something difficult?
    ismalbergher ismalbergher 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not perfect, and I can't change the past.

    All I can hope for is that from now on, the most important thing I do in life, is find the peace in every eye...
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 14

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    What is happiness? What does it mean to be

    happy? How do you obtain it?
    micaconamor micaconamor 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 15

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    I've already tried so many diets to lose weight,

    but none of them helped. Does someone have something good which works in 1 month or less?
    lottiemendler lottiemendler 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    Is it bad that I never relax,

    like I make 100 plans over the weekend and I can't sit still in my house for 1 min. And if I do I feel like I'm wasting my day¿
    livinliferight6 livinliferight6 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Some Rules I Try To Live By...

    1. Don't panic. don't take anything, not even these words (and especially not yourself), too seriously. 2. Never stop thinking.. if someone ever says to you ‘you need to stop thinking so much' just ignore them and keep thinking deeper... your mind is the most important tool...
    Sagata Sagata 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    I had Anger for 35 years,

    I was addicted to alcohol, drugs and gambling. I've been to jail 3 times, lost my drivers licence 14 times, owned 15 cars and 4 motorbikes. Spent at least 3 days of every month in lock up for a period of 7 years. Was involved in gang culture, sold illegal parfenalia. I simply...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This week has been a wild roller coaster of

    mixed emotions. I truly believed that right now I am being taught(more like forced) to stop trying to have control over everything in my life and learn to live in the moment. I've realized that I have been so afraid of the moment being affected by past or possible future events...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M Sep 20

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Learning some life lessons.

    I'm open to change.
    Toyies Toyies 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I want to improve my English skill,

    and I hope you guys can also go on to improve something you want and then you will become the better ones. Keep fighting. :D
    ChenWeiZheng ChenWeiZheng 22-25, M Jul 28

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    hi guys, I installed this app

    because I need to practice my English, if someone is willing to correct my mistakes I say Thank you😃
    Lidja Lidja 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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    I did terrible things in the Great War.

    While I was there I took it upon myself to be like Kangas Kahn and have my way with every woman and child I encountered as I made my way through Germany. I felt that if everyone had my child then I could stop another war. I still think about ww1 and my actions there. How do...
    2gnillort 2gnillort 70+, M 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Only think of what you want .

    .. Energy flows where the mind goes ... Where the mind goes reality is waiting
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I don't know how to categorise this experience.

    My friend sent me a picture of the painting. So I look at it, and I come up with a profound interpretation of his work- about how it is about the body vs the soul and them both being alter egos of one another. The painting was just of some man singing! I felt like a fool...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Using dry markers to write on my mirrors to

    look at every morning with any kind of positive affirmation even if it doesn't exist at this very moment. I only want to send out the positive thoughts to the universe so I can believe the positive will come back.
    Rainey14 Rainey14 61-65, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    It's a hard thing to do improving yourself.

    I try to be a very open minded person. I think that's why I'm easy to get along with most of the time. I do have my faults though. I'm very set in my opinions though I will listen to anyone and respect their choices I can judge rather harshly. I need to work on that. I also can...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy

    eating. Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy wearing. Stop apologizing for how you prefer to spend your day. Stop apologizing for the things that make you happy.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm a convicted sexy offender,

    I got tired of being judged by society. To prove I'm rehabilitated and can be around young adults I entered a program to teach kids English in other countries, fortunately they don't do extensive background checks. Well now that I'm in Asia and surrounded by beautiful 13 year...
    2gnillort 2gnillort 70+, M 5 Responses Sep 16

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