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colbtrist

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How do you stay positive?
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:18:50 am »
How do you stay positive even though you have health problems? How do you keep from getting depressed about it? I am struggling right now.

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 06:27:25 am »
How do you stay positive even though you have health problems? How do you keep from getting depressed about it? I am struggling right now.
You have to look at each day as a gift. You are still here for a reason.We may not understand what that is, but we are still here non the less. Stay in faith and believe that your purpose is not over.
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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 06:58:49 am »
Trying to stay positive 24/7 can be draining....if you feel depressed every once in a while it's life, even when I'm depressed I still try hard to be kind to others, I still treat people the way I wanna be treated....we can't feel the same all the time...we not robots.....I hope you feel better soon.....I take it one day at a time.....Feel Better.....

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 07:57:45 am »
Keep your mind stayed on Jesus, because if you don't you will give up.  My sister is dealing with some major health problems and before one thing can get better something else happen so I tell her to don't give up, but she states she is tired and I know she is, but keep calling on the name of Jesus.

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 08:51:52 am »
It can be very hard really. Even feeling the pressure from other people to "stay positive" can be stressful. I think finding small ways to quiet your mind can be helpful though, like walking, meditation, or reading. Sometimes listening to music you enjoy can be helpful too.

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2014, 10:31:17 am »
I absolutely agree with the previous writer who suggested meditation or a time of reflection. Sometimes we busy ourselves with what we want to accomplish in life or achieve what is expected of us. When really, we should reflect on what we are already grateful for. Let me give you an example. My kids are 8 and 10, obviously I love them dearly and can think of nothing more marvelous than seeing them grow up to become confident, independent individuals who are themselves happy with life. Then I reflect on a lady I once knew who died of breast cancer at 28 years of age. She had a baby one year prior and only got to see his first birthday. How lucky am I to get to see my two sons to the ages of 8 and 10, to appreciate their own little personalities and to see a hint or suggestion of what they will ultimately become. Again, as per your previous writer, keep you eyes on Jesus, he will bring you comfort and rest.

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2014, 11:48:38 am »

  It is all in your mind!

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 03:10:47 pm »
By blocking out all negatives and thinking positive.

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2014, 04:17:53 pm »
i look at things like if its something that i can't change,i don't dwell on it..if you do it can bring you do..i try to keep a positive look on things..
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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2014, 04:44:00 pm »
I am in chronic pain daily and have trouble getting around but I remind myself of how blessed I am to be alive and able to walk at all.  I pray a lot and I look for things to get better.  I believe in healing and I continue to ask to be healed and I try my best to focus on the positives in my life and I believe each day is a gift  :present: .  I hope things get better for you. 

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2014, 08:52:59 pm »
For me, I try to busy myself with other things. I also find laughter to be healing, so find a video or program that makes you laugh. That might take your mind off of your health problems.
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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2014, 10:19:14 pm »
The advice of telling yourself or others telling you that other people are worse off doesn't for me anymore. I need to be surrounded by other positive and encouraging people to help keep me uplifted. Luckily I do have to a degree such an outlet.

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2014, 11:30:13 pm »
I know it can be hard.  My Mom has had a lot of health problems the last few years and right now she is in the nursing home.  It can be very depressing because you don't know what the future holds.  You can only hope for the best but some days it is very hard to stay positive. 

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2014, 04:14:11 am »
Since I have had some times when I have had health issues that have greatly limited what I can do I know how hard it is to stay positive but I usually try to think of all the people worse off than I am (there's always someone that is far worse) and then try to keep myself as busy as possible.

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Re: How do you stay positive?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2014, 05:59:32 am »
That's so true, someone somewhere else will always be having a harder time. I guess that's how I see things too.
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