Trying to be positive

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Recently I have been feeling quite low, nothing major, just life getting me down. It could be the cold, I don’t like cold, it might be the dark evenings. It could be because I’m cutting back on alcohol. Not wishing to be in the doldrums I came up with a plan to think of one positive thing each day to cheer me up. The problem I had for the first few days I simply couldn’t think of anything! This didn’t help my mood.

At this point I know I should state although I have my share of problems I know I have it pretty good, I have family, a job, a home and relatively good health. I don’t worry about my next meal and I don’t have western governments dropping bombs on me to liberate me. These are the sort of thinks I have to keep reminding myself to lift my spirits. Telling myself this has improved my mood, that and there is a new Harry Potter film due!

What have you got to look forward too, please share it might cheer someone up.

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28 thoughts on “Trying to be positive

  1. It happens to the best of us and it is certainly the time of year for feeling less sprightly than one might. Having it good doesn’t seem to help, either. I have some home made burgers in my frisge. I am really looking forward to them. Hope this cheers someone up!

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  2. I’m looking forward to my 10 year old grandaughter staying with us again tonight, she lights every place she is with her naïve innocence and unexpected observations of life! She has had one of her poems nominated for publication this year, looks like she’ll beat grandad to being an author…and I’m thrilled and excited about that. And when I’m low I just lay still eyes wide open taking in the sky the stars through the Velux windows of the gabled ceiling and just let my mind go…it so often comes back to a better place than I last standing.

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  3. Hey Eric! Sorry you were down, and glad you’re feeling better. 🙂 I don’t know if I believe this or not, but a few people told me that Mercury was in retrograde, making people feel stuck and out of sorts… Hmm. Anyway, as of
    yesterday it’s in retrograde no longer! A more solid explanation is just that winter gets to some people. I love it, but I am in a definite minority!

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  4. I’ve started a regime of ‘noticing’. I’m not looking for positive things per say but just engaging with the stuff around me. I watched a flock of geese flying in wobbly V’s from my car when crossing the Taw bridge and just kind of waved them off (hoping no one was looking at me). Sometimes I notice poignant things or just recognise the juxtapositions of joy and sadness that are all around me. It doesn’t always lift my spirits but it’s a reminder that I’m living, im noticing, im part of this tapestry. (I think the mod-psych line would be mindfulness but I prefer more words than one!) happy noticing Eric!

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  5. I was hit with the winter blues as well, but that’s fairly normal for me this time of year. I am just excited that the ice on my driveway is melting, there were no school delays today, and that the low tire pressure indicator in my car finally turned off.

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  6. I am known as the lady full of laughs and smiles at work,so I often look forward to going to work when I’m down. I live alone though so maybe it’s the presence of other people that helps. Glad you are doing better. Thanks for the follow.

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  7. Sometimes it can be very difficult to stay positive, but what I find helps is thinking about what you have instead of what you don’t have.

    Think of all the things you are able to do, and could choose to do.

    I hope you are feeling much better. ❤

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