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I Am Trying to Become Positive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 170 People

    Trying Is The Operative Word

    I have had a rough road to travel for about 3 years now. I won't go into detail, but due to things beyond my control, I have become trapped in a town I hate, with no prospects for work or friendships. I have no family, and the one person in the world who cares about me is doing...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    Is It Worth It?

    I have always tried to think the best of everyone and everything. However, when I do think positive, it seems nothing ever turns out, so tell me, why even bother? I feel like I might as well be smashing my head against a wall, in expecting anything to turn out a good way. If...
    snowlady snowlady 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    I have to try and feel better

    and look and things in a new way. Here's hoping!
    Idekw Idekw 18-21, F 5 Responses May 26, 2014

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    Take A Sad Song and Make It Better

    Well, I'm not going to lie... A lot of the choices I have made in my life have not exactly been the best; they've cost me things like my dignity, my pride, my sense of self worth & unfortunately, have altered the very way I see myself when I look into the mirror every morning...
    LieutenantSnuggles LieutenantSnuggles 18-21, F Feb 9, 2013

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    Positive

    Positive, I try to be, Not always easy, Still, I try, Doesn't always work.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Almost There?

    When I first signed up with EP I was depressed,full of anxiety,but I see the horizon.  My mind still races,but i go with flow. I dont beat myself up. Im learning to accept,love,and be confident, not just for me,but my 5 beautiful children.  I look in the mirror,and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 17, 2010

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    After All The Rain U See The Sun Come Out Again

    i cant believe i believed everything we had would last, i was so in love and innocent i thought she was from u past. it was silly of me to think of one day having u kids, i cried a lot when you family said u was fake, was hard very hard i cried a lot but now im strong and i...
    thenewmisslunallena thenewmisslunallena 22-25, F Nov 16, 2010

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    One Step At A Time

    I used to not be positive at all. I have been praying and working on changes within me. That is where it starts. I don't want my inside to be ugly because then it will relflect my outside. But for sometime I have been postive. But I have been balanced. My husband says that I am...
    iamchanging iamchanging 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    Lol I'm trying to change my life away from this

    hole I've dug myself into... But I can't do it all at once. I've never been good at organizing, so I'd like it if someone could help me! If you message me I'd gladly give the list of things I'm trying to improve in my life and you could give opinions... Thanks... XD By the way...
    MonkeyGirl0909 MonkeyGirl0909 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

    I am going to remember the happy good positive person I was before I met him and I am no longer going to let him drag me Dow to his level. I am better than that. I am good. I have lots of love to offer and I am not going to let his incapacity to receive love or treat me...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    I Do Try.......

    I have bouts of being positive ...it does help. Trouble occurs when after your best efforts, life goes all wrong again, negativity sets in and its hard to remember to think positively, let alone do it. I may as well try again though, even if I can't have what I want or reach any...
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    I'm doing it right now, seems to be the night for it of sorts. Sitting here alone, played round, got funky, screamed til I was done.......went to the supermarket, got hit by a...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I have a beautiful 3 month old baby boy and he's the reason why I'm fighting to be happy and positive with my married life. I'm having a hard time agreeing and understanding my...
    apolita apolita 31-35, F Feb 1

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    I'm trying to think positive all the time.
    Arya098 Arya098 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I try to stay positive, so many things in life can get you down and I try to stay above it, its not always easy.
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'm trying to do nice things each day and instill better habits for a more positive mind and so that ican manifest the life I want I think that achieving this will lead to a...
    zeitgeist211 zeitgeist211 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I started of eating a lot like eating half a pizza and I was constantly eating even mid night when I visited my friend in another Country and than I started eating mc Donald's and...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Feb 11

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    In this world we all have choices. The choices we make can dictate how our lives will play out in the future. I believe one of the most important choices we all make is whether...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M Feb 16

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    I am transgender and I am trying to become he woman i was meant to be I am raising money for my srs and more clothing I have a fundme.com account on line I am working so hard to.
    Sacgirl22 Sacgirl22 26-30, T Jan 29

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    My fiancé D and I have been trying to get pregnant. We hope to get that positive on Thursday... We are ready for our baby to be here. We have a unisex nursery already set up..
    NotSoAngelic NotSoAngelic 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I'm not positive, I'm waiting for test results. I'm also not normally one of those people who freaks out about these things, but the more I think about, the more I have to worry...
    startingover87 startingover87 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Darling it's not easy, but it's good if you let it be. Do your best, be your best, and bounce back up ! Now get your motivation and just watch how amazing you are and will...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    The life is all about that, right? Being at least a step further now as you was yesterday. Improving yourself by sensing, experiencing and doing things you've never done before...
    rolandback rolandback 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I don't like that I shut down but I do. When I feel like I can't put things in perspective and in a context that feels right to me, then I have a tendency to shut down. It's not a...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 8

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    I was asked this great question and wanted to share this with all of you: I was wondering. One of my friends on here says "why not choose to be happy?" I totally get that. Because...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    I don't understand how it's only Tuesday. I feel so worn out and mentally exhausted. I came home from work and cried. I feel like the people closest to me, do not take me seriously...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm going to work to make everything better for myself and to take better care of myself. I'm going to stop trying to care for others and their problems more then my own. In the...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    She has never felt so far away and I have never felt more alone, than tonight. I wish that I could find hope in something else, but I never have been able to. The loneliness is...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I try to look for something positive in each day, even if some days i have to look a little harder.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 16

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    The sheer stupidity of psychobabble and useless mind games that people work up to try to explain how to have peace of mind, happiness, or self worth. I still see it daily online...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    As hard as it can be darling. You just need to think positive, do good, be strong and you will be fine! We never know what great/amazing/good things are just around the corner...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F Jan 29

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    an excerpt from a long blog post I wrote:One observation I have made from reading many countless stories from others who have experienced profound growth, is the initial event or...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M Feb 3

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    Focus on the positive! Build yourself up and see just how amazing you can be :) Stay positive now, things are going to get better. :) Good vibes now !
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F Feb 4

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    Fill the world with positive, good things. Let the world know that you are here to make a good and beautiful, amazing difference. Your radiance is undeniable darling so be...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Atleast 2-3. I am a very positive perosn but sometimes I think I too need someone to affirm my positive thoughts. I like to be around people who genuine with me. Most people with...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M Feb 12

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    I positively adore leather. Black leather is my favourite but the more I wear the better I feel. This amount of leather   makes me feel positively empowered. I love the long...
    rockerlinda15 rockerlinda15 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    Less than 12 hours before I got blocked by my friend 1lonelydaisy for not knowing the reason at all By far she is one among the few whos stories I love to read As far as I know I...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 19

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    I'm down in San Diego until Saturday because im doing my HIV screening for the navy. Let's just say that I'm not the only one here that's recently positive. I met a muscle bound...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Positive attitude now :) you can do it ! The bee always returns to the flower the way the sun always shines again, you know. That is part of the beauty of it all. Be calm...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Do you think life is fair? “One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    No matter how bad things get, I always try to stay positive about lofe. There's enough negativity in the world, I don't need to suck myself into it as well
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