Ways of improving optimism

Anemia (iron-poor blood) can fatigue and make a person feel listless. Hypothyroidism (hormone imbalance) can flatten or even agitate mood. Mood changes may also occur from the psychological stress of coping with a medical condition or may be caused by the illness itself or by the medications used to treat …

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Finding people who want to talk to you

Every mental state has a birth, a growth, and a decay. You should strive to see these stages clearly. This is no easy thing to do, however. As we have already noted, every thought and sensation begins first in the unconscious region of the mind and only later rises to …

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Chance rapport

Confession compels us to acknowledge who we are and to continually seek to improve. What's more, confession puts us in the position to receive God's peace, comfort, and forgiveness. Confess has its origin in "agreement." So beyond the relief from worrying that we might be found out, confession means agreeing …

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Positive thinking and positive action

Twelve-step programs are typified by AA, NA, and related groups for families and teenagers. They are offered for a variety of specific drugs, including alcohol, opioids, cocaine, nicotine, and marijuana, and for behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex, and food. Those who work the program are expected to progress through …

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When someone asks you for something

Don't sit there looking for things to be mindful of. Keep your mindfulness on the breath until something else steps in and pulls your attention away. When you feel that happening, don't fight it. Let your attention flow naturally over to the distraction, and keep it there until the distraction …

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Why giving back to others is essential

How can people manage the complex challenges of addiction if they have blood sugars bouncing around from uncontrolled diabetes, or chest pain from walking up a flight of stairs, or difficulty breathing, or knees or hips burning up with the inflammation and pain of arthritis? Of course, these questions answer …

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Treatment should be recovery oriented

Instead of being imprisoned by all of the rules and boundaries - you're becoming free. You're no longer being imprisoned by your immaturity, bad decisions, and bad habits. You're breaking the shackles and chains you put on yourself. You're opening the door and walking out of the prison you've chosen to …

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Finding shortcuts

They took my pain and made it their pain! They asked, Why are you doing this to yourself? and Being self-employed isn't worth going through this much trouble and completely ruining your life and credit. We could say that when I went against my own advice, by not taking care …

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What can i do about my pain?

Deaths from overdoses from opioid prescription medications have far exceeded those from heroin for over fifteen years, though heroin overdoses have escalated considerably in recent years. As previously noted, by 2013, opioid sales and dependence had exceeded dependence on either alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana, and deaths from opioids now exceed …

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Putting it all to good use

It taps you into a whole new dimension of sensation, and you feel like a blind man whose sight has been restored. Every action you perform is made up of separate components. The simple action of tying your shoelaces is made up of a complex series of subtle motions. Most …

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Do you make decisions easily?

That number was famously set by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar (and the number of meaningful friends we can have has duly been named "Dunbar's number"). He came to this while studying how primates groom one another, extending to humans the hypothesis that the average size of a species' brain reflects …

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How much stress is healthy?

Have more targets than you think you can hit. Be a little more ambitious than you usually are. Seek to accomplish more than you think you can. Les Brown says, Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and …

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Warm up your walls

Buying stuff in excess is not practical because I don't have enough space. Plus, I like to train myself to resist things to improve my self-discipline. Remember: Money is a replaceable resource. When you're out of it, you can earn it back. You can't say the same for time. Don't …

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Nervous habits such as drumming fingers

But trying to control everything is impossible; the difficult is preferable to the impossible. Wait a minute, though. Peace and happiness! Isn't that what civilization is all about? We build skyscrapers and freeways. We have paid vacations, TV sets; we provide free hospitals and sick leaves, Social Security and welfare …

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The burden of avoidance

Are you living in a chaotic household where it's always crazy? Separate yourself from that situation and find somewhere peaceful to live. Are you in a crazy and chaotic relationship? Get it under control, seek counseling, or get away from it. Is your job too crazy and chaotic? Find a …

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Aim to reach flow state when having fun

Exciting new directions cannot help but emerge when we come together in creative spirit. Immersed in creative endeavours, we dip into flow states that, like meditation, expand our awareness and awaken our spirits. Inviting more delightful moments of creative bliss and flow into all our days is a sure way …

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Most people don't succeed, so neither will i

It can be helpful to have a Plan B; an option that you can implement if the original one proves impractical or unsuccessful. Whether it's a journey, a change of career or getting fitter or improving a relationship with a friend or family member, things happen. The weather changes, someone …

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How to overcome a fear of failure

You'll have more fun and "play money" than most and the comfortable life you want will take care of itself. Those who are successful through putting work first live by the motto, "Life is easy when you live it the hard way and hard when you live it the easy …

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Stay in our comfort zone

Rebalancing thoughts likes this creates a shift of emotion and starts you thinking differently long-term and so has a deep-rooted effect on your approach to life. Why it is that we revere our tangible accumulations more than our spiritual growth and development? Why do we judge a person by his …

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What can i do about pain flare-ups?

Next think of bigger events - a job, a project at work, a holiday, a relationship or friendship where things didn't turn out well. What thoughts went through your mind or could have been going through your mind? How did you feel? Write it down. It's useful to remember these four …

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Make friends feel competent

The attachment bond has been a big part of my arrival to these conclusions. I would not be who I am today had I not possessed those feelings of restlessness, wondering what would happen to me and how it would all turn out. View each event as a huge blessing …

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Take a step-by-step approach

They had blocks of harder wood that you had to patiently sand to the precise shape of the hull. Then you had to patiently sand the smaller parts, precisely glue them together according to the directions and then paint the ship. But it was easier than the airplanes. Since I …

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