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I Have Better Things to Do Than Focus On Negativity

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    How To Counteract The Poisonous Effects Of Negative Self-talk ...

    It’s not just what you are saying internally to yourself. You also need to become more aware of what you are saying audibly ... to you and about you. Sometimes we speak negative thoughts aloud, not just internally. Becoming more aware of what you are saying about you in the...
    author2 author2 36-40, F Mar 21, 2012

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    Manual For The Human Experience, Michael Dean

    I recently finished a Podiobook (entitled as above).  I really connected with the authors views on people that are negative, those that are high maintenance, etc. There have  been many instances in my professional life where emails, or other correspondence are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27, 2010

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    Something I Learnt Today ....

    dont respect the elders....respect their behaviors if they are right. not all elders are worthy of respect.
    wingsgirl wingsgirl 22-25, F 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    Some Times You Have To Try

    I am not an optimist...far from it.  Sometimes I am as crabby as can be and embrace the "whoa is me" attitude.  I am not proud of it.  But, I am aware that I am allowing myself to drown in my own sorrow and then I pick back up and proceed.  I don't let negativity dictate my...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M Mar 3, 2011

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    I'm tired of your negativity.

    From now on i will focus on the positive, and leave you to your negativity. Life is too short to always be frowning, and getting angry all the time. You may be older and my mother, but that doesn't mean you're wiser. No disrespect.
    defiantheart defiantheart 26-30, F Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm Not Even Sure What That Means.

    Negative thoughts? Negative deeds? People who treat us badly?Whatever it means, I choose to look for the good, instead of concentrating on the bad. Bad things happen daily; but so do good things.Which do you want to spend your time thinking about?
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 15, 2012

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    How Does That Benefit Me?

    A friend of mine is always so amazed at how fast my emotions like anger, annoyance, upset and disappointment go through me; how I don't linger with negative thoughts and don't really stand up against someone who seems to be negative just to bait someone in. I have better things...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    I Chose Not to Be a Destroyer

    "From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Oct 2, 2008

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    I'm a really positive person.

    I've a really good life & it's unusual when I think about the future or past. I've heard some people try hard to be like this. Sing more. Read more. Exercise more. Stress less.
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Nov 20, 2014

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    My Personality Typo Is Enfp

    The Inspirer You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends. You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority. Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives. You use lots of colorful language and...
    wingsgirl wingsgirl 22-25, F May 5, 2012

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    Five Minutes

    This is the time... I would  allow myself to shed the tears keep falling down for something bad, let my heart do a dance of sad loneliness and accept dark thoughts take place in my mind. Because more than five minutes would make me lose time that I don’t have.  And less than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    Shame On Those That Do

    Life is too short to not see all the beauty around us and to take time out and enjoy a few sunsets or even sunrises. When was the last time you held a baby and felt that all was right with the world at that moment. To see the Rose as it blooms and smell it's fragrance. To enjoy a...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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