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I Really Try to Think Positive

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    I Suffer From Depression and F...

    I suffer from depression and feeling so down all the time is really draining.  What I wouldn't give to feel naturally happy and positive about life.  I really do put in a great deal of effort into being which can be very draining in of itself.  Eventually I get to...
    Danika Danika 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2008

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    A Matter of Perspective

    A Matter of Perspective Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.  Khalil Gibran It's not you look at that matters, it is what you see.  Henry David Thoreau...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2008

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    Stifled...

    I am frustrated with everything right now, and I wish that my efforts to be positive weren’t constantly stifled. It’s such a tempting notion to throw in the towel and say ‘**** it’. However, there’s nowhere to go from there, and so the harsh light of reality reminds...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Dec 22, 2012

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    I'm doing some work on this

    but thinking positively doesn't come naturally to me I find it really hard, trying to suppress negative thinking..
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F Jul 28

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    I Am Trying to Be a Positive Person.

    To think positively is very important in this world. I read lots of texts about how thinking can influence not only our minds but also your physical condition. You can program yourself e.g. before though exam... You must talking to yourself in mind... "I will do it, I will...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    I'm in a low point in my life,

    but I'm not drowning yet. Its a shame to float alone; at least I have my negative thoughts bubbling close by right? With bodily grime left why chose such evil soap? A foolish bather I am. I guess. I try to I improve my life and ''clean'' myself from grime with good habits and...
    jjboy555 jjboy555 18-21, M Mar 25

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    The Obey Brand.

    Yesterday I bought a shirt made by the brand OBEY. I always thought of it as just a fashion fad that was getting really popular this year. I actually visited the site and watched the creator's video explaining what the inspiration behind the brand is and learned that it is a lot...
    Leah1094 Leah1094 18-21 Sep 7, 2012

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    It's a horrible weather day

    and my emotion's are taking their toll on me. I usually wake up at 7 to 8 am and didn't roll out of bed until 11:30. I'm being such a lazy ars today. What happend to the motivated me that was going to annihilate this horrid experience and out it way behind me. At least this bad...
    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    It Works Usually.

    Sadly, my life comes down around me sometimes.. I remember the last time I was really upset I could only think "I try to live my life so positively..." And I was able to remind myself that things like that happen, and that being negative hasn't really solved...
    senmetsu senmetsu 22-25, M Nov 24, 2009

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    Trying to suppress negative thoughts is

    difficult, but trying my best!
    bcali bcali 36-40, F Aug 24

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    I've Long Practiced the Po...

    I've long practiced the power of positive thinking, though sometimes daily occurances will make the practice harder, as people I have to deal with sometimes radiate negative energy or viewpoints.
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2008

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    I Do Try To Think Positive.

    Frankly sometimes I think too negatively. I need more positive power in me.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Nov 27, 2011

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    Question.

    is the glass half full or half empty? it's not a trick question. it's all about perseption. so is it half full or half empty? the new perspective: the glass is half.
    raeofdeath raeofdeath 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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    I Live In My Own Little World

    I live in my own little world!Whenever I feel depressed or down and feel negative all I do is to go into a room close the door and put on the music.  then i imagine myself in another world with people whom i dont know and i talk and imagine all kinds of stuff.I have luckily...
    sillyh sillyh 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    My Thoughts On Being Postive

      I just wanted to share a great book that others will find very helpful.   Although this following group is for abuse survivors, they have a book titled;  Negatives into Positive.  A fantastic book that can be...
    sherry123456789 sherry123456789 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I Need Someone To Hold Me And Tell Me It Will All Be Okay.

      I don't like to dwell in pessimism and always try to stay positive. But, when you have no safe place to fall, it's hard to keep going on day by day with a spring in your step and a smile on your face. I miss being held, and caressed and being able to just lay in bed and cuddle...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    Key word in post title

    for me is try.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    I Really Try

    I was so down for the longest time and started to think more positive and things got much better and good things were happening. Than I kind of forgot about it and let it go and things started to get bad again. I'm trying so hard to think and be positive, but I'm having some...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 27, 2008

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    Choose

    We can choose to think positively or negatively. Neither is "wrong thinking". But one is far more pleasurable than the other. Why not choose the one that's more pleasurable? Either way, we're going to end up where we're going. It is what it is. I choose the more pleasing path.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 1, 2010

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    Find What You Look For

    Life is really challenging for me - especially over the past three years. Up to the present day it's become probably the most challenging of all. Due to MS related health problems, trying to work full time still, taking full custody of my young daughter as her dad suddenly...
    9Dragonz 9Dragonz 36-40, F Mar 11, 2010

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    I Like Mast****B*Tion

    In fact I love it when I ooze out the sem*n dreaming of a sexy woman. Besides, enjoying this act, I forgot the fact of consequences that is acting upon me. It affected my concentration, focus, memory power and dizziness. Every night, I mas**t**te once before go to sleep. I'm...
    beingpositive beingpositive 18-21, M Sep 28, 2013

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    I'm Back

    I really am usually a very positive guy, but somewhere before the new year my attitude went into the toilet.  I wasn't having much fun in life, I was fighting some very high blood pressure and EP became boring.  I don't remember the exact why or when, but I thought I...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2010

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    The Never Ending Troubles

    I have only been alive for a measly 21 years. Given my circumstances, I should have been a high school dropout and criminal. No matter how hard I try, I can never have a truly happy day. However, I am eternally grateful for what I currently have. I just wish god would turn down...
    stocktonundergrad21 stocktonundergrad21 18-21, M Nov 5, 2011

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    Need To Become More Positive

    It can be really difficult to stay positive all the time with all the problems that are going on in my life. I will try to become more positive by trying to listen in on the people that care about me. I used to be more cheerful during my youth. But I wish to change this and at...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I Wish..i Wish.. I Wish I Could Stay That Way...

    i would so love to stay positive... being grateful helps but then theres always these niggly little bits of doubt that keep creeping in...like when the bills keep rolling in..and my pay disappears into nothingness every week...and i have to get up for work at 11pm and then keep...
    truthseekr truthseekr 51-55, F Mar 18, 2010

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    I Want the Best Out of Everything

    My life has been horrible at times. But yet it I allways try to look on the bright side.x
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 6 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Something Called Life!

    Its hard to explain how i feel right now.  sometimes i wish theres someone tht would actually understand me instead of saying "oh i understand" but to help me.. im mad at myself. i hate this right now..i wanna cry and cry i guess thats the only medicine tht would heal me right...
    mayehmathers mayehmathers 16-17 Jul 22, 2011

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    I Want To Try Thinking Positively...

    ...but I don't know how. Negative thoughts protect me. If I expect the worst, I'm less upset when it happens. I've followed this in nearly every aspect of my life - if I apply for a promotion, I assume I won't get it. I don't make New Year's Resolutions because I will fail...
    Shyface Shyface 31-35, F Aug 27, 2012

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    I've been on a positive binge all day.

    .. Positive thoughts, positive encouragement for others and it has truly made my day... Less stress and an overall well feeling altogether... I'm like this most of the time... But everyone has their days... I'm trying to focus more on making a Conscious Effort to being like this...
    Jaded4j Jaded4j 36-40, F May 28

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    It's What Gets Me Through the Day

    No matter how tough it is, it is important to keep even the littlest spark of optimism in you. Life's not a bed of roses, but it's definitely not a bed of nails either. You gotta learn how to be tough, and know the value of resilience.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    So today was my last day of being a normal

    working man. I met my new crew today, and for the first time I was the one giving rules and introductions.... It was weird...... But for now I hope I did ok. Now this coming Monday, my skills, knowledge, and leadership skills will be tested for the first time. I feel like I'm...
    pewpew6488 pewpew6488 22-25, M May 30

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    I Need a Little Help These Days

    I used to be the most positive person ever.  I always saw everything as clean cut.  I always said to myself, "Oh, it will work out..."  and that was the end of it.  I never stressed about anything, worried about things, I really didn't even care...
    sexypink18 sexypink18 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    Positive

    Positive,The way,I try to be,Try to think,Gives a lift,When all's down,Positiveness,Never harmed anyone.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 5, 2011

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    Smile!

    I really try to stay positive, despite the curve-balls that are thrown to me in my life. And there have been one really HUGE one thrown at me lately. But still... I have to push through it, decide who are really my friends or not, and stay away from negative people and their...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2008

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    I went through so much **** in my life,

    , I found out that negative thinking was the reason I failed in high school.. In social life. I actually deleted my stories on here, I just wanna start fresh. I don't wanna remember my past. SMILING, POSITIVE THINKING, EVEN A NEW CLOTHING STYLE.... IS THE CURE !!! SO PLEASE STAY...
    smileyCreature smileyCreature 18-21, M Oct 26

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    So I'm down and out But

    so are many others So I feel like tryin to hide My head neath these covers Life is like the seasons After winter comes the spring So I'll keep this smile awhile And see what tomorrow brings
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Nov 8

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    Today I got hit with the news

    that the college I applied for will no longer be running. Bare in mind I have been at this place for a while and have met so many amazing people! I really don't want to move on to anywhere els I feel like all confidence I have gathered over the last year has been taken away...
    BulletproofLoneliness BulletproofLoneliness 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Change Your Thoughts And You Change The World

    I do try to think positive. The human mind is an incredibly powerful thing, and the power of thought, of will is as strong a force as there ever will be. Life comes down to mindet, of how you are willing to percieve the world.A favourite quote of mine is this; 'Positive thinking...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 1, 2012

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    No Matter What Happens

    Whatever the situation, I try to find positive in it, even if at first glance its bad. I succeed 90% of the time. And I became so good at it that whenever I wait for a decision or I need to make a decision on something, I find positive in all possible outcomes that in the end its...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F Jul 10, 2010

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    Please Help!?!?!?

    I have been suffering for a really long time now, with what I suspect is PMDD. Please tell me that this can be fixed or better controlled so I can be happy again one day :)... Has anyone had good experiences with treatment?
    HopeInFeelingBetter HopeInFeelingBetter 26-30 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Candle In The Dark

    Every time I get on facebook I can't help but notice all the negativity! It's almost overwhelming for me. I feel like there aren't enough pages focusing on the positivity and beauty surrounding us in our every day life that aren't specifically focused on a particular religious...
    OliviaSaunders OliviaSaunders 22-25, F Sep 19, 2013

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    I Do Try

    well if anyone here knows me or has read my other posts you know that i suffer from depression. Its not always easy to think about positive things but it is also the only thing that keeps me going on those really difficult days. Thinking positive was always so hard for me only...
    Tayuya Tayuya 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    Never Give Up

     http://www.georgestratford.com‘What would my mother say?’At 52 years of age George Stratford was sleeping rough on a park bench, jobless, penniless andfeeling too old to make a new life. Then one morning he woke with a start, haunted by thethought, ‘What would my mother...
    bruxby bruxby 26-30, M Feb 17, 2012

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    Sometimes it can hurt to find out what people really think of you, but I'm still curious. :)
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    I have a friend who used to ALWAYS ask me, "What's something positive that happened today?" It used to irritate me when I was asked that when I was in a funk. Because he wouldn't...
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    I've learned that happiness is what you make it. If you want to be happy, then be happy. Suppress negative thoughts and encourage positive ones. Cut off unhealthy friendships...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Willie Nelson
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Please break me from these chains in my head holding me back always worrying thinking negative. I want to be positive and move forward.
    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    i hate who that think always bad, that give up or blaming others for their failures
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 4 days ago

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