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Staying Positive

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Sometimes, being a creature of night and day, my darkness outweighs my sunshine. I hang out in the fog of my mind and mope about all the things that have not gone right. However, being a instinctively optimist person, my mind does not allow me to stay in this state of mind for too long and here are five things that I do to stay positive and get back into the sunrays of my day.

1.) Listen to Music. It usually starts out with sad songs that reflects my mood but slowly I find myself going on to the happy ones on my playlist. The transition of my moods can make a song in itself.

2.) Think about all the things that have gone right. I know when one is in a ‘sad state of mind’ this is hard, but I force myself to do it and at once I feel grateful. Writing out abstract thoughts usually happens in this phase and usually this time is the poetry hub of my mind.

3.) Take a walk. Nature can be the biggest healer when you are feeling down. The beauty and magnificence can make you feel humbled no matter what. I think about how little my worries are compared to this huge universe. I do not dismiss them as insignificant but I definitely gain perspective from the cosmos.

4.) Think about individuals who are far worse than I am and have no time to reflect on their sorrow. They worry about what to eat for the next day, or whether or not they will live. Again, I feel grateful for my health and mind, and that I am living to see today, and I feel everything else will be just fine.

5.) Count my blessings, talk to my loved ones and cuddle with my fur brother and hug my better half.

I feel light in my heart and the sky is clear in my mind. Staying positive.

Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

11 thoughts on “Staying Positive

  1. Beautiful view, great shot!

  2. I know that it is sometimes hard to stay positive,, nature helps me a lot.

  3. Reblogged this on forgottenmeadows and commented:

    I stumbled upon an old post…and wanted to ask my readers and friends …what do you do to stay positive? Do share!

    • Expanding upon what you said in regards to thinking about what has gone right, I like to think about what went right even when I thought everything would go wrong. That and sometimes something great happened because everything went wrong.

  4. 1. Curl up and Read a good book
    2. Make brownies with gooey chocolate
    3. Call my sister
    4. Take a walk outside
    5. Enumerate and feel thanks for blessings in my life
    6. Ask husband for one of his great hugs
    7. Work on writing project
    8. Visit from one of my children
    9. Lunch with friend Barbara
    10. Listen, sing , dance to Music!
    An interesting exercise. Sue
    Womenlivinglifeafter50.com

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