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I Am Trying to Change My Outlook On Life

Are you trying to change your outlook as well? 94 People

    Too Many Years Being Negative

    I want to start all over. I've been a single parent for over 16 years, struggled severely financially, been alone, been criticized, divorced, disappointed, broken hearted, rejected, clinically depressed, really anxious, medicated..blah blah blah But, here I am at work.  I...
    thoughts thoughts 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    New Vision

    i am trying to change my outlook on life because  I used to be a very negative person and had this delusion that everyone was trying to get one over on me. i always blamed all my troubles on everyone but the one who was really at fault, me.
    youngbuddha youngbuddha 31-35, M Dec 5, 2009

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    I keep crying. It's truly sucks to know

    that at any point, I could just fall apart and let the feelings ripple out into my surroundings. I guess it's my brain trying to tell me that I can't always hide my feelings and that I need to let go of things. But if that was so easy then why can't any of us do that? The answer...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 18-21, F Jan 19, 2014

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    Well, as many of my EP friends know,

    I have been struggling a lot with PTSD, depression, triggers, etc. That is no longer the case though! Lately, I have been so happy and at peace, it's unbelievable. I began meditating through a guided meditation app on my phone, and it has brought so much peace inside of myself...
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    After a While

    I am trying my best to be a good person. I don't think I have been bad or anything but just trying to better myself. I am so sick of having the weight of my husbands family on my shoulders and want to look at it from a different angle just to feel better. I don't know if it can...
    PrettyFlowerbythesea PrettyFlowerbythesea 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    Compaining And Negativity

    I am a morose person by nature. There have been numerous times where I have been so disgusted by the way I think and the way I treat people. I want to change. Looking on my experiences, I have realised how much I complain. I don't even realise it. I want to stop because I don't...
    startnewnow startnewnow 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2012

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    NeverDespair NeverDespair 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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