I can be quite cynical but I think I'm fairly positive in my outlook, just gotta get up and keep going. I'm also really aware of the wonderful things in my life and that gets me through.
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09-11-2013 19:45 #21Senior Member
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09-11-2013 20:53 #23
I used to be empty but since I've had children I'm a half full kind of person. I want my children to be positive happy people and I need to model that.
I take time everyday to appreciate what I have. I don't sweat the small stuff and I have made a conscious effort to reject the pursuit of perfection that seems so prevalent now amongst mothers - all that Pinterest sh!t.
There a a few things I do to encourage positivity, one being to try and turn the corners of my mouth up when I'm walking along (not smiling but not a totally passive face), just putting on a positive face can change my outlook. Sounds weird but it works.
At dinner time we always talk about the best and worst parts of our day. At the end of the day when my family is together it's easy to forget the worsts. We always have lots to best parts to choose from and it's hard to find a worst.
Having my health, a husband who loves & respects me, gorgeous children and financial security definitely makes it possible for me to be positive. If I lost any of these things I'm sure I would struggle.
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09-11-2013 21:05 #24
As an engineer I can say that the glass is clearly too large for its purpose .
Saying that I usually try to be positive and just work through the bad times. For example now that DD is here I can final see that the 8 years of ttc and the 9 IVF attempts has made me even more appreciative to have such a miracle in my life.
I'm often a bit of fence sitter and like to review things from both points of view. Also like @SassyMummy I sometimes deliberately take the opposite view of people just because their dogmatic 'woe is my life' (or 'I'm so wonderful') just annoys me.
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09-11-2013 21:40 #27Senior Member
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Depends on the day for me.
However I think I'm good at faking it til I make it as in my personal life apparently my life looks perfect & it seems to annoy people.
I more look at things not as half full/half empty glass but more about timing. When the time is right & the stars align blah blah
09-11-2013 21:42 #28
I don't know. I think I can be really inwardly negative and outwardly positive. Or I can spiral and see everything piling up as being crap. Or have patches where nothing sticks, even if bad things happens it's "meh, least we have our health/each other/grateful whatever wasn't worst etc"
It probably also largely depends on how much sleep I've had.
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09-11-2013 21:48 #29
Definitely Glass half full ... Preferably of Marlborough Sav Blanc
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09-11-2013 21:50 #30
You know pessimists live longer
Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.
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