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I Am Always Improving Myself

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    Selfawareness A Journey Of Learning

    I know people who have no awareness of their attitude and how their behavior effects others. This is a sad thing as they get stuck in a loop of using the same method for dealing with similar situations. If they find one point of similarity in the current experience they repeat...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 4 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Me

    I'm trying to make things right.Some mistakes can`t be repeated again.People should live their lives without making stupidities.Improvement is good.I'm improving myself every day by doing good things.
    foxstormfactor foxstormfactor 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    My Weight Loss Story, It Can Be Yours Too.

    Hi, I am Vicki. I began my journey at one of the lowest points in my life. My company took a group photo and it took me 5 minutes to locate myself in the photo! I had gotten incredibly overweight, depressed, had begun to have health issues such as severe indigestion, acid reflux...
    satxvicki satxvicki 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    Dec. 7. When the Time is Right.

    There are times when we simply do not know what to do, or where to go, next. Sometimes these periods are brief, sometimes lingering. We can get through these times. We can rely on our program and the disciplines of recovery. We can cope by using our faith, other people, and...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    To make life better for my baby girl !

    The more I improve the better our life will be
    kaaigee kaaigee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    kaaigee kaaigee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    A few years ago, I virtually stopped doing so,

    which I massively regret. But I'm trying to improve more and more intellectually and mentally. Maybe it'll help me improve as a person, maybe it'll have a negative effect too, but I refuse to stop. And I have a ton of respect for those people who are like myself, never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9

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    Ash Beckham is awesome.

    She also happens to be gay, and she thinks it's hard for straight people coming out of the closet. At 2:30, she gently confronts a 4-year-old. At 3:30, she explains how hard it is for straight people to come out of the closet. At 7:53, she makes a hard decision. And at 8:56...
    Elysion Elysion 22-25, F Jun 23

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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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    Positive Thoughts

    Whatever you dwell upon in your mind, you give power to. So of course it makes sense to focus on what you want rather than what you don't want. Yet there are many ways in which the things you don't want can sneak into your thinking. Worry and doubt focus your thinking on what you...
    CarlaW CarlaW 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Well I did it -- Friday I put in my two

    week notice at my job at 7-eleven. It was a little bit of an impulse decision but I didn't like what the job was doing to me. Working night shift I dealt with --the worst-- of people in my city. I worked an absolutely crazy schedule, and all for minimum wage. Time to move on...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I've always thought of myself

    as a "work in progress". Sometimes it's one step forwards and two back, but I always seem to catch up eventually. The last 6 months has been a milestone, and I've come on in leaps and bounds. But the future is a whole new ball game, as becoming a wife and mother lies ahead, and...
    princessalison princessalison 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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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    Emotionally..Physically.

    .& Mentally..
    crazyybeautiful90 crazyybeautiful90 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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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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    In 2013, I divorced my ex-wife,

    had to close my company, lost my house, lost three pets, had to sell most everything I own and had to live on the kindness of friends and, in some cases, strangers. I've experienced some massive losses, and this is only the highlight reel. To say I've learned a thing or two...
    rafael1983 rafael1983 31-35, M 7 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I have been trying to improve my confidence

    forever but that is something that is really hard to do. Every time I look in the mirror I wish that wasn't what I looked like.......
    firecancatchme firecancatchme 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I like to learn something

    or do something new every day. I recently did my dream of moving out west from my hometown in Kansas. I am so happy to finally be here but it is much harder than I imagined, mostly from a financial standpoint as the cost of living is 2x as much. I am finding rising to the...
    pumpkinpatch92 pumpkinpatch92 18-21, F Jun 20

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    Misticroses Misticroses 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I read and I go to the gym!

    These two things are among so few which define me.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I never feel good enough in my own skin.

    On a rare occasion I will wake up and feel amazing and I will love myself but usually I wake up and just get furious at my reflection and how nothing goes right.
    jessicanorth jessicanorth 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    My sophomore year in college has shown me

    that I needed to change. I have multiples stories from this year but that requires a book. So, I would only like to write about love. I grew up in a very unstable home and at many times uncaring. This affected me drastically and caused me to seek love in unstable places during...
    diania234 diania234 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    Excersize and my daily healthy shakes with

    snacks in between healthy better lifestyle what's next 👍
    kaaigee kaaigee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm a Life-Long Work in Progress.

    ....and it's not over till the fat lady sings...and she's not even warming up yet...:) Good day, folks! David
    Davido57 Davido57 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 21

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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 6 Responses Jul 7

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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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    Buuuuuut...why did I eat like 3 cups of cookies

    and cream frozen yogurt?! Although it still fit into my macros (yes, I obsess with that), I did it while bored and feel like it's a step back in the food part of my day. Ahh....
    Lovelywildflower Lovelywildflower 36-40, F Jul 6

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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 7 Responses May 20, 2013

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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 love helping friends,

    I am staying with a friend while I get on my feet, so I'm making dinner...and looking for a job. I am learning about tia chi and I really like it, I am also learning yoga.
    Kaylalu Kaylalu 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    There is NOTHING I cannot do

    when I put my mind to it. I've proven that time and time again. I am self-taught, self-motivated, and a naturally born go getter!
    Royced45 Royced45 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    "I am always improving myself.

    " I hope so. The least I try. I study, exercise, observe as much as possible and most important, search for answers to my wonders. I try to do new things as often as possible. Learning how to challenge me myself. I connect and try to feel different. Wish my memory would be...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    It's hard, but every morning I pray

    for help to make each day a good one. And I try to stay upbeat and support my friends as much as I can! Sometimes I slip up and inadvertently mutter a judgment against someone I don't particularly like, but I've done it less and less. I want to be a person that I would admire...
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I used to be a heavy smoker

    for about 10 years....anyways, today was my first day of being a non-smoker for the rest of my life. My plan is to take it one day at a time. (Strategy of Divide and Conquer) My next goal is to turn my body into an inspiration. I have a lot of energy and I plan on putting it to...
    1111Lina1111 1111Lina1111 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 14

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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 33 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    There is nothing more satisfying

    than looking back and seeing how much you've grown & improved!
    greymonster greymonster 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    I am always improving myself,

    I'm in a new school, my grades are getting better, I behave better, I don't have temper as much as I did, I get on with my brother, I go to school everyday never did when I was in mainstream school! I need luck! I have stopped cutting, trying to sucide so I'm changing I love...
    alanayolo alanayolo 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Trying to,it's not a walk in the park,

    it seems like it's gonna have to be a life time commitment thing but I know I need change.I hope I can find what im looking for..
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Because of my boyfriend.

    He does not want a tough girlfriend that is smoking, drinking, cursing and bad in school. He won't ask me to see him when I have not finished my homework, he wants me to do my best and be successful with whatever I do. I love him.
    onlyhisforever onlyhisforever 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 8

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    I am a tapestry, filled with pictures of my

    past. I am a painting, each stroke never ceasing to be opposing. I am a sketch, only a rough draft. I am a blueprint, constructed by myself and the world around me. I am a sculpture, frozen, I take my stand. I am a print, forever myself I will be. I am a song, lyrics...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I battled with anxiety,

    you know it's all in our mind. I won because I realized that the things that I was worried about never really happen and that the unexpected things are the best :) , life's too short for being anxious and depressed. I just ate that cake and I ain't feel guilty !
    Mintyberries Mintyberries 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dec. 26. Growth.Just

    as when we were children and grew out of favorite toys and clothes, we sometimes grow out of things as adults - people, jobs, and homes. This can be confusing. We may wonder why someone or something that was so special and important to us last year doesn't fit the same way in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    Gratitude - August 1

    We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more. —Codependent No More Say thank you, until we mean it. Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    I have been working on completely changing the

    way I view things the last couple of weeks. Every time I have a negative thought - I change the thought to be positive which feels amazing because I'm becoming less judgemental 😊
    deepvisionss deepvisionss 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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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 5 Responses Apr 30, 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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    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 13 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I always try to live up to others' expectation of me. It has now come to the point where I want to breathe and live for myself. Still, 22 years of habit is not that easy to break...
    northsky northsky 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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