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I Have To Encourage Myself Often

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 159 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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    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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    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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    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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    Praying I can sleep some time soon. My head is pounding and my heart is racing.
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    and the tears just keep rolling. praying I don't make a dumb mistake. it's not good to make decisions when you're upset.
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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dartanian Dartanian 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 13

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    English isn't my original language so I hope I'm not boring you with my mistakes!! My family takes a huge part in my life, I've always tried to make them happy and proud. When I...
    AmaniFradi AmaniFradi 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
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