Staying motivated and positive

With a particularly stressful weekend now behind me, I need to try and stay motivated and positive.

I have had so much going on around my health, which I am still dealing with that is making things more difficult. I wrote a blog a few days ago about my negative thoughts and thankfully it’s not as bad as it was.

I am  keeping myself busy and that is helping me shift any negative thoughts. I’m not a negative person by nature and do tend to stay upbeat and positive, so I am choosing to see these times as a minor blip. I tend to look at what I have and write down what I feel I have in my life and I know I have a lot to be grateful for.

I tend to keep my goals small and more manageable. Keeping them small dissipates any challenges I have and cuts them down to size so that I am able to cope. I work through one challenge at a time, so that I don’t have a complete mental block on everything I deal with.

When I was a child my mother used to try to get me to think about other things when I had bad thoughts. None of it worked. My mum always told me to think about other things, but that never worked either. Having my own independence and my own life has helped that paradox.

My viewpoint is constantly changing. I see I have much to be grateful for. That helps me focus on staying positive and that helps take away the negative thoughts.

2 Aug, 2011

4 thoughts on “Staying motivated and positive

  1. Glad you’re doing better. I too have a lot to be thankful for. More than a lot of people have. Things could be worse for me but they’re not.

    I just have to remind myself of this occasionally so I don’t get negative about things.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I believe you speak for many people Lisa. We do have to remind ourselves occasionally that we have much to be thankful for.

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