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I 'm Trying to Think Positive

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    I've tried a few things to think positive

    but nothing seems to work probably because I have depression.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    "You have power over your mind - not outside

    events. Realize this, and you will find strength." Marcus Aurelius
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response May 10

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    To warm the heart- I smile,

    because I love you ^_^ You don't have to love me too ^_^' But I'm forever hoping you do ^_~ Because you're so Kawaii cute >_< And I just wanna run over there and squeeze you ~_~ Into a nice warm bear hug :}D I swear I won't crush you like a bug :{P I will give you lotsa my...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 Mar 2

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    Can't say that I understand the picture

    for this experience. Is it a cat snake? A casnak?
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I'm trying to think positive

    but i'm not always get it,bad mood bad thoughts,why not?
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F Mar 14

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    Its Very Difficult, And I Know Exactly Why

    I have a great deal of problems, my social life is in shambles and I cannot see myself ever dating or loving again. Nevertheless, I make attempts at turning things around, and occasionally I have a day here and there which doesn't border entierly on the negative. Unfortunatley...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M Mar 15, 2010

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    Negativity

    - So here I am trying to be ever so positive and feeling lower and lower every day. Sometimes I can barely get up the give-a-damn to get out of bed in the morning. Every day is worse than the last. And then what happens? I finally give up. I make the most negative decision I have...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M Nov 30, 2013

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    I'm trying, I really am.

    But reality's just so much more deeper than my dreams. I try to think positive but when I do, reality hits me and overpowers my dreams and I fail and fall into negativity again. The cycle is ongoing..forever. Nothing seems right anymore.
    MishelLovesYou MishelLovesYou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Good morning :) So just random sharing.

    . Im cleaning the kitchen and im fired up today.. Today My theme is hope.. What the world needs is hope. With hope we get excited.. We feel alive.. We set out for sreams.. We over exceed goals we change continents. And we reach for the stars. Without hope we dont want to get out...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Just like the title says I trying to say

    positive. So my disabilities get into the way and ruin my happy thinking. This morning I developed a strong liking to another person on EP. It's a feeling that hard to describe. The first people I grew a strong liking to was everything I thought I was looking for. She sweet...
    Ali37sBrattyAngel Ali37sBrattyAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    Trying being the operative word.

    It's not easy to change what has become a habit of mine a habit built up over years, negativity it comes easy to me. It's easier to believe, easier to buy into but I'm working on changing those negative thoughts and switching them out with positive ones. It's still a work in...
    acquiredtaste acquiredtaste 26-30, F Apr 1

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    But some people are just to stupid.

    Anyways unicorns, rainbows and butterflies!
    BananaAna BananaAna 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I've got a lot at hand right now.

    .....seems like nothing is actually working as planned, sometimes I just want to lose it and just forget it all, but then I try to take a pause and think...of how better I am than some out there and How (positive thinking) is the only way out. 🙏
    mzdoiyen mzdoiyen 22-25, F Mar 4

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    I'm trying soo hard..

    .At the moment not everything is working out for me. I am forced to stay with my Grandmother,Aunt, and older cousin. And its honestly driving me up the wall. My house is 10 minutes away. And there I have my own bed, my own room, and all my possessions. I also have my adorable...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    But the friend requests

    and the abusive messages I am receiving is making me sad as I have to block so many people.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    And trying. Daily.

    Hourly. When possible.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Ok Soo.Something's just clicked tonight,

    I have so much I want to do and achieve and to do that and to keep focused I thought the best idea were to cut everyone off that were nothing but bad influences. I'm now currently sat watching tv (which isn't something I'd normally do) I'm normally out on it or at the gym or...
    sarajayne55555 sarajayne55555 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Suffering with depression I have self

    confidence issues and have currently hit my all time low, and the nurse when I was in hospital kept telling me to think positive, but how do you think positive when you dont like anything about yourself?
    klxo klxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    A Promise To Myself

    I am making a promise to myself to think more positive. Its hard for me to look at the good in any type of situation, because I have always looked at the negative so that in the end it wouldnt surprise me when I got hurt. I need to change though, living life focusing on the...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    Its awfully hard with no much negativity on

    this site. Plus look around the world negative **** all over. Its hard to tell myself its going to be OK when I see all these people wanting to commit suicide. I think we have all been in that position at least once. But all the negativity aside life beautiful thing. You just...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F Feb 8

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    Finally Feeling Better!

    I was raised by a father who'd had (and still has) a rough life. He has focused alot of his energy into teaching me about the mistakes he made and all things bad in the world...In some way i am happy about this because its given me alot of common sense. however I have depression...
    littlelee littlelee 19-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    I`m 20 years old, usually around people my age

    and in doing so I end up hearing thoughts and Ideas from my age group. Before I start to explain this post, I mean this as in general thoughts and not saying this is how people around my age think or see the world. I live the in the UK, Scotland. I`m 20 years old and allot of...
    MayWeLove MayWeLove 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    In A Strange Way

    When I stop believing that everything is about me, a lot less affects me and I become a more positive person. Because a lot of the things that happen to you, have nothing to do with you. I saw a quote somewhere that went we have no right to ask: "why did this happen to me?" when...
    MrsRight MrsRight 18-21, F Nov 14, 2010

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    Any advice? I don't want to be an overly

    positive person to the point ppl hate me I'd just like to go to bed knowing I had a good day and tomorrow will be another good day.
    Extraminty365 Extraminty365 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Trying to stay positive today.

    Ill admit it has not been easy at all. Nothing is going right.. And im getting worn down and feeling alone.. But i keep trying.. I am hanging on to my smile.. I keep helping others and listening.. Looking for the things that make me happy...little things.. My head is starting to...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm really trying to think positive

    but every time I do I get set back... Like wtf. I want to be happy but it's seriously getting harder each and every day..😦
    jakesprincess1106 jakesprincess1106 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    To think positive way is the best thing what I

    have ever done :) Its amazing to wake up with smile and feel the energy.. I used to be very pesimistic person and everything was bad and against to me... But now its much more better :) People try to think positive, and everything will be much easier in your lifes :)
    trulywords trulywords 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I believe thinking positive is almost like a a

    fuel, your the car and positivity is your fuel. Being positive is huge for me personally, I need positivity to keep me going, it's like a tool for me to use in life. I feel like it really boosts my confidence,abilities and most of all my drive, my drive to go forward in life...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F May 25

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    A Few Times a Week

    ~ I try to think positive.... Try not to think bout the heartache I am going thru... Try not to remember 'what was'...  Try to move on even though I will never get the truth on why we can never be together.
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Trying Hard

    It's hard work but you've just gotta keep going, and accepting that you're going to have down days too helps. No one can be up all the time but mind you I have a friend that does a pretty good job of it. So I take a leaf out of her book and try to put a bit of positivity into...
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F Jul 15, 2011

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    I have been with this guy

    for most of my life. 2012 he cheated on me in dec. then in aug of 2013 our friends got us to go on a trip together and I ended up pregnant by him. He hasn't been the greatest father yet but I'm trying to stay positive to see if he will change.. Ppl thinks that stupid to believe...
    themoonflower themoonflower 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Life is either a daring adventure

    or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. Helen Keller
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 3 Responses May 6

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    i always try to think in a positive manner

    but i am addicted to see the negative outcomes of everything in a situation...wanna get over this....
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I want something good

    and positive to happen to me this week.
    cimema cimema 31-35, F 2 Responses May 21

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    ...seeing the darkness fade to lightfeeling

    that maybe everything will turn out alright...."i truly hope so".lilreddressxxx 
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Okay so, yesterday was a bit of a downfall

    but I want to believe that today is going to be better.. No classes today so I picked up an extra shift at work and I'm excited to work with my friends. On another note I can fit into my favourite pair of blue jeans again, and the lighting at home was so nice this morning I had...
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F Aug 15

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    its a new day.. today i am trying to pick

    myself back up. i am trying to crawl up out of the rubble i fell into...looking to find my sunshine...looking in the mirror and trying to find that beautiful smile i know is in there..trying to remember the things that make me special..the things that make other people smile..i...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Its been 2 weeks now since I started on medication...today after 2 weeks I feel better..first week was not easy I take 2x a day a lamivudine/zidovudine at 7 am and 12 hours later...
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    Day 1. 1. I had so much energy by the second half of the day and used it by pleasing others. 2. Pushed away things I wanted but don't need because if I had of kept them in my...
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    Sure why not. I like to hear what other people think. Positive or negative.
    Hotmix3325 Hotmix3325 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am trying to keep a positive outlook on things. I should really be pretty happy. My life is not a bad one. I have all of my limbs, and they all work pretty well. I still...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm trying to diet to lose a few pounds but i find myself eating everything i cook for family. I feel every time i say I'm going on a diet, my father buys a bunch of meat for me to...
    Storyboard0241 Storyboard0241 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    Just trying this out..😋 (not trying to seek attention or anything) <3
    BreannahNicole BreannahNicole 16-17, F 20 Responses 1 hr ago

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    A Face Men never looked twice at you and women never think too much of you. But to me, you are the sight that holds me straight on my ground, that keeps this humble boy whole...
    garrix garrix 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    You don't find happiness.. You have to create it!!! Stop looking for that ****.. The more time you spend thinking about it the further away you will be from feeling it.. Iv only...
    lettalkaboutit93 lettalkaboutit93 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Very depressed for the last 2 days. I lost a bunch of weight and stayed at a steady weight for about 4 years. I still wanted to lose more, but wasn't motivated to do anything...
    AnonymousDabbler AnonymousDabbler 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Driving. Watering plants for mentor. Eating. Drinking. Helping others. Or trying to. Lol. Lmao. Hunting positives while tormented. Forgiving mom. Or being...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I Am A Very Deep Thinker. Whatever I'm doing, I've strived in goodness in me, to my best abilities to do good things in life. Make amends to be positive attitudes toward my work...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Aug 26

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    Today if has been a very difficult day. Rather than vent to the world my troubles , I would love to hear one or two lines about something wonderful or happy. Then I would feed on...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 29

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    A lot of people who suffer depression and anxiety who hit a suicidal level don't understand it's not them at all. Life is one basic level and our body determines it's difficulty...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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