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#176412 - 08/01/04 01:30 AM What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
Vickie Enkoff Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11
Loc: Fontana, CA
Please share what you do to improve your mood and keep a positive outlook on life!
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#176413 - 09/29/04 09:33 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
Zee Offline
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Registered: 06/02/04
Posts: 57
Some days, of course, I do better than others. But on those that have a bit less sunshine... I have found that going through the motions of a good attitude soon translates into actually having one.

I also remind myself that life is a series of cycles, of ups and downs, and to embrace where I am now, know that it will soon change. Life is about change, about fluctuations, about balance, about harmony, about both the light and the shadows that show it off.

In that vein, there are times that it is most helpful to spend time with loved ones, friends and family, to cheer me. It can be helpful to talk and enjoy the company of others who care. But then there are also times that I long for solitude, and that is my best medicine.

Zee

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#176414 - 09/29/04 10:02 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
babyquacker Offline
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Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 1726
Loc: Maryland
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!

When I'm in a good mood, I try to help others. When I'm in a bad mood, I try to stay away from people. Family always helps bring me around eventually, but they also understand my solitary needs,too.

The absolute, very best way to improve my mood is to get busy and accomplish something...cleaning, planting, shopping. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> girlie things, I know, but they do put things back in perspective!

Trish

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#176415 - 03/07/05 02:09 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
JewelryMall Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 5
I used to be very moody .. so I came up with alot of ways to have my mood be what I want it to be.

Here are several ways I have used to change my mood:

1) Put on favorite music. (It helps if you notice which music makes you "happy" when you ARE feeling well so you know before hand which music "lifts" you up)

2) Try to help someone else (when helping someone else, often the mood softens)

3) Smile (often this is enough to change the sourness)

4) Clean house (getting rid of clutter seems to help - as well as giving a feeling of accomplishment)

5) Walk outside - move around and breathe. Try to notice the birds, flowers, animals or people around you. If you can't get outside, exercise for a few minutes inside.

6) Meditate or Contemplate.

7) Make a list of 30 things you are thankful for

8) Forgive yourself and the person that caused the mood

9) Make sure you have eaten properly recently, if you haven't eat something healthy for you. This may include B vitamins as they are stress reducers.

10) Call a good friend
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#176416 - 05/18/05 12:14 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
Rose_winter Offline
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Registered: 04/01/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Australia
The best thing to get myself in a more positive mood is to put POSITIVE music on. Just good, upbeat, poppy music. Even if that's not your favourite, it's really good music to lift your spirits.
Music's an amazing thing to change the way you feel. Hope that helps. :-)

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#176417 - 05/18/05 08:17 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
LilyDC Offline
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Registered: 02/20/05
Posts: 130
I thank and praise God for this new day -

At that point, I set my human will - every act and thought, emotion, etc, of my day, ... actually whatever happens, ....into God's Will, so that everything I do this day will be to give God Glory, Honor, and my deepest Love and Thanks for who and what I am.

When I get down to the really "little - nitty gritty things" - like my heart pumping - blood circulating - my taking my next breath - being able to see and listen - etc., it doesn't take much to realize how "nothing" I really am - I can't even do wrong without the above.....and God allows the above to happen, we have no control over these, and when time comes, I pray that I am prepared to spend eternity with a God who has given me so so much in this life.

And, when I honestly look at my life in prospective - most of my sufferings are the result of my own nothingness and inclinations toward evil. Kinda...."the bed you make is the bed you sleep in" - at least for me, this is the God's Truth!!

God Bless

lily

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#176418 - 06/19/05 09:13 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
Walking Offline
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Registered: 08/01/04
Posts: 59
Loc: UK
I go outside into the local woods for a long walk with the dogs - the peace and quiet soothes the soul and just makes me thankful to be alive.
I think we need to take time to appreciate where we live and take joy from the smallest things - a butterfly, a flower, a lovely sunny day. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Hellie

Walking & English Garden

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#176419 - 06/19/05 10:22 AM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
fablefan Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Arizona USA
I find some work to do, if I am working hard physically I have to pay attention to what I am doing which then takes my mind off of the "oh me poor me thoughts," I also just tell myself to KNOCK IT OFF and force myself to look at all the good and great that is in my life. Or I just keep looking until I find something to laugh about, things or critters are always around to brighten up the mood. [color:"yellow"] [/color]

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#176420 - 02/21/06 03:07 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
Randa777 Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 4
Yall are awesome! Great advice! Yea I'm a Okie! I totally agree with talking positive things to yourself and doing something for someone else.. I like to mail a card to someone to uplift them or to someone who needs it! The main thing that helps me is to write it out, vent all the bad things <img src="/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> and then write about all the wonderful things that I am blessed with and thankful for! Upbeat music and dancing around the house, <img src="/images/graemlins/beamedup.gif" alt="" /> it makes me feel great to get moving and then I can say I exercised that day!(Hee Hee) One really big thing that I love to do is( well you know those days when you just dont feel pretty and dont want to get out or dress up) well I turn on some good tunes and take a hot bath use some bath suds and light candles and get out and get all gusied up(dressed up)! I try to look my best and I go out any way! Maybe with my family or husband definently someone positive! If your down the last thing you need is to be around any one or any thing negative! & Thats goes for every day! But just dressing up and getting out makes me feel so good and makes me feel good about me, we gotta stop and think of ourselves every now and then and pampher ourselves, even if we dont have alot of means. Save money for a 'YOU'day! I totally agree on B vitamins the are great for that natural and healthy BOOST! <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Supplements is a wonderful foundation and will help our moods! Yall have a fun and joyful week!! Miranda,OkC <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#176421 - 02/22/06 03:39 PM Re: What do you do to get in a more positive mood?
leahmullen Offline

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Registered: 11/03/05
Posts: 852
I agree with the other posts. If something's got me down, I try to just keep on moving forward, going on with my day regardless of how I feel and eventually the mood passes.

Also excercise is preventative medicine. Those endorphins can lift the spirits for hours. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

However, I have to keep in mind that I'm a morning person. I deal with problems better right after a good night's sleep.

Leah
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