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#176422 - 02/22/06 06:25 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
franny Offline
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I will go out get some fresh air, go shopping (that always does it for me)...watch a funny movie and have pizza...

I don't this everyday, but it always relaxes me and I enjoy myself and that's what matters...

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#176423 - 02/23/06 05:23 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
1Candle Offline
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For me, hanging out with positive people helps. If for some reason I can't do that, random acts of kindness never fail to lift my spirits.

It doesn't need to be anything big. I might offer to return someone elses shopping cart for them, or help someone who's struggling to reach something that I could reach with no problem. Just seeing the smiles on people's faces when I do stuff like that is enough to brighten my day.

When I have time I try to spend some time doing volunteer work. There are lots of opportunities in your local area. Call City Hall or the local library and ask who needs help.

Even just putting a quarter in someone else's expired parking meter can make you feel pretty good. You can spend the rest of the day thinking about how you saved someone from a parking ticket.

My mom always said the best thing to take your mind off your troubles is to help someone else get over theirs. I think she was right.
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#176424 - 02/24/06 07:35 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
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Jewelry Mall,

You have really got it down! Everything you said is perfect - are you by chance a counselor in real life? LOL <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

The other thing I do; is to look at all I have been through - made it through, the really hard times that I thought I would not be able to handle. And God pulled me out. Sometimes it was by my teeth, kicking and screaming, but I was never alone. I always had God, and I often had loved ones with me as well. And if i can make it through those, I can make it through others.

And I realize now - that some of those experiences were to help others out. Because I can say to people "I've been there, I survived, you will, too. It hurts, I know. But you will get through it. let me help." And that may have been the only reason I went through some of my trials, but if that's the case, then that's enough. <img src="/images/graemlins/heart.gif" alt="" />
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#176425 - 03/16/06 03:19 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
FashionFiend Offline
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Registered: 03/14/06
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Loc: US
[quote]I agree that life is a series of ups and downs. I also believe that a person should try to have a good attitude even though there are so many clouds hanging in the sky and in our hearts and souls.

The best way to do that is to stay away from negative people on my really bad days. Otherwise, I tend to get overwhelmed and find that I am falling into THEIR funk!
/quote]

Mostly heartily agree. Unfortunately, I find negative people seem to come in groups into my life. Fortunately I am not in one of those periods and I've learned to walk away from budding friendships that seem to be nothing but downer moods on the friends part.
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#176426 - 03/17/06 12:33 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
babyquacker Offline
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Registered: 04/27/04
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Loc: Maryland
Fashion Fiend, you are fortunate to have learned how to walk away from negative people, while others seem drawn toward them. I totally agree that people should try to have a good attitude and the suggestions that people have made here are awesome! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Angelfire, you have touched upon my complete attitude at this point in my life and I completely agree with everything that you said. Positive people, positive actions, simple helping, and yes, indeed, even Oprah's Random Acts of Kindness are excellent ways to make other people smile, which can make us smile, too. Helping other people actually DOES take our minds off our own troubles.

Psychological testing has shown that smiling actually makes your body produce happiness (endorphins). Try it. You might feel a little silly going down the road with your favorite music playing and a smile on your face, but watch what happens when you pull up to a light and someone looks over at you in your car smiling at them. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> They will nod, smile back and then you've made their day! It's like spreading sunshine! <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Trish

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#176427 - 06/17/06 02:16 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
MomDefrazzler Offline
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 19
Loc: Calgary, AB
I like to make myself laugh. Watch a funny movie, read a funny book (Erma Bombeck makes me laugh right out loud) and I practice gratitude.
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#176428 - 06/24/06 02:10 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
toetapping Offline
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Registered: 06/06/06
Posts: 311
Loc: Gold Coast. Australia.
The best thing for me is music and dancing. I am a linedancer and most of our music is of the 60's and at least I can understand the words and know the words to sing along with them.

Have a Nice Day.
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#176429 - 10/01/06 04:10 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
voiceovergal Offline
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Registered: 09/17/06
Posts: 169
Loc: Hertfordshire, UK
I like to read books, or go window shopping. By the time I've looked at all the lovely things, I've fogotten about whatever was bringing me down.

Sometimes I like to play games on my computer as well.

And I just discovered a site that is very inspiring, it's

www.takingabreather.com

it's absolutely beautiful with lovely music, positive words and great photos.

[color:"purple"]Health, Good Luck and Happy Days to all! [/color] <img src="/images/graemlins/heart.gif" alt="" />
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#176430 - 10/01/06 03:08 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
squarepegperson Offline
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Registered: 08/30/06
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Loc: PA
Music! I listen to music - when I remember...

the url for the "take a breather" site - wow! -

gorgeous pictures - the messages really touched my heart..
thanks for sharing that link!
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#176431 - 11/08/06 07:06 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
Deanna - New Age Offline
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Registered: 02/18/06
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Loc: Southern California
I pop in "What the Bleep" or "The Secret" dvds.
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