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I Have To Encourage Myself Often

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    Every Day, All The Time

    I'm trying to break free from the negativity and depression that has plagued me for 30 years.I've been focusing on only positive things, and giving myself a break when I mess up or do something not very positive. I have to remind myself that I'm human, and I have a right to...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2011

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    It Isn't Always Easy

    To encourage yourself takes a determine to make it mind I often have to remind myself of positiveness to reinforce what I know I already know It has been so many times I felt like I just had to have another humans approval that I should not allow situations and delimma's to get...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jan 17, 2013

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    Everything Will Be Ok... God Is Working Things Out

    As things move and change, making most of us uncomfortable, and uncertain of what may happen next, please hear that "Everything will be OK. God is working things out." As I write this hub, I think about Paul - who sets an excellent example that reminds us to encourage...
    sroberts9 sroberts9 46-50, F Mar 1, 2011

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    Self Motivation

    Seriously, I have to tell myself  "I can do this"..I do so much in school, lesson plans, my personal  studies and meetings..I spent a 12 hour day .doing my class & evening classes. I often say, " Just 2 more hours, you can  rest then. After a tough day I pat...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 2 Responses May 20, 2010

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    I strive to rise above all difficulties in life.

    If I encourage myself successfully it leaves no room for others to take glory in what God is doing in my life.
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 24

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    Only 2 types of people in the world,people that so this and liars ;p
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    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    The plane experience. I went to America last year and on the plane I really felt horn* so when everyone was asleep I went to the toilet and pleasured myself for a good 15minutes...
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    I'm sitting here on the couch next to my husband. He's watching Netflix and I am trying to watch with him. Somehow, I have gotten myself embroiled in a text-based war of some kind...
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    In every phase of life one needs those powerful words of encouragement because 'Human Nature Swims on, "You Can" and Drowns on, "You Can't!"
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F Aug 18

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