Positive Self Reflection

Unlock Your Positive Thinking With The Optimist Creed ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

An optimist is “a person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something.” A creed is “a set of beliefs or aims which guide someone’s actions.” That’s why I think that The Optimist Creed is a guide to unlock your positive thinking.  Even though we all know that there is nothing magical about optimism, there is significant research showing that positive thinking has great benefits in all areas of life. And well, that’s…

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10 ways to connect with nature without leaving your home this spring – Positive News – Positivity Article

We may be living under lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, but outside spring has well and truly arrived. The Wildlife Trusts, a UK movement made up of 46 wildlife charities, has compiled a list of ways to tune into the season from your home. “Spring has arrived in splendid colour and sound,” said Kirsty Paterson from The Wildlife Trusts. “Over the past few days, hundreds of people have told us that they’ve spotted their first butterflies. These are moments…

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Pink and 3-yr-old son recovering from Covid-19, gives $1 million to healthcare professionals – Positivity Article

Superstar singer Pink joined a growing group of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders who revealed that they contracted COVID-19. Two weeks ago, she and 3-year-old son Jameson showed symptoms of the disease. After consulting with healthcare professionals, the two were able to get a test. Pink tested positive for coronavirus. Pink | InstagramShe posted their experience on Instagram, stating “Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative.” Pink added that she was donating a substantial…

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4 Ways to Get Your Energy Back Now…or Learn the Hard Way like I Did – Positivity Article

I had to learn energy management. Why? Because for years I didn’t manage it. I learned the HARD way: I got sick from burnout & adrenal fatigue. Lost my vitality & playfulness, emotionally exhausted. Felt like a failure even though I worked HARD. For a few years it felt like I’d really gotten on the wrong damn bus! What I had to do was learn & TRAIN how to figure it out, take responsibility, and sustain myself while enjoying my life, not just sleepwalk through it. I…

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15 Things A Beautiful Woman Is Made Of (Besides Looks) – Positivity Article

The pressure to be beautiful has been present for as long as the concept of beauty was known to humans. Physical attractiveness often earns people preferential treatment. But beauty isn’t just about what’s on the outside, you know!There are many different kinds of beauty, and most people carry at least a few tidbits of those kinds within their bodies. But with all the pressure on women to be conventionally attractive, it’s hard to remember that it’s not all about appearances.…

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Living A Colourful, Messy and Resilient Life – Positivity Article

Most of us want to live a life of happiness, joy and flourishing, yet whilst we might actively strive for happiness, life throws us all kinds of challenges so that peace, calm and fulfilment often seem to evade us, no matter what we do. So, is it so bad to be unhappy some of the time? According to many psychological researchers, apparently not. Unhappy times may even be the keys to our happiness; bumps in the road of life can…

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Learn Something New and Flatten the Curve – Positivity Article

Here are some of my favorite resources that keep me engaged, active, and connected while social distancing.     Culture Tours and Shows Virtual Museum Tours Visit and tour over 1,000 museums from the comfort of your couch. Tour Versailles  You can spend hours virtually touring the splendor of Versailles. The Met Opera Date night to the Opera?  Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest Watch and listen as this beautiful symphony creates Beethoven 9 from their homes in this incredible video. “Explore” Nature Explore…

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[4-panel comic. Panel 1: A mouse asks “What if I’m too old to… – Positivity Article

[4-panel comic. Panel 1: A mouse asks “What if I’m too old to make new friends?” to an elephant who replies “You can make friends at any age.”Panel 2: The mouse says “What if I’m too boring to make new friends?” The elephant says “You’re not boring.”Panel 3: The mouse says “What if I’m not likable enough to make new friends?” The elephant says “Plenty of people will like you.” Panel 4: The elephant says “It’s okay to be scared and have doubts, but you can do this.…

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The Best Positive Quotes About Safety For Moms – Positivity Article

The word safety comes from the Old French sauvete meaning “safety, safeguard; salvation; security, surety,” the Medieval Latin salvitatem (nominative salvitas) “safety,” fand the Latin salvus meaning “uninjured, in good health, safe.” The dictionary definition of safety is “the condition of being protected” and “the state of being safe” from a non-desirable outcome. Safety also means understanding the hazards and knowing how to keep them under an acceptable  Freedom, security, assurance, asylum, cover, and refuge are all synonyms of safety. Some antonyms of safety…

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Separating fact from deadly fiction: the London team factchecking the coronavirus – Positive News – Positivity Article

As Covid-19 spreads, misleading information in the news or on social media can be at best confusing and at worst fatal. Full Fact, the UK’s independent factchecking charity, is working flat out to tackle a flow of falsities The arrival of the new coronavirus has sent factchecking charity Full Fact into overdrive. It’s no exaggeration to say that at a time like this, ensuring the accuracy of information that people receive is a matter of life or death. In our…

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School administrator breaks news to student that she was graduating as class’ valedictorian – Positivity Article

With classrooms across the United States closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, this school administrator went the extra mile to deliver good news to one exceptional student. Michelle Floering, secondary principal at Grand Traverse Academy, drove to the fast food place where high school senior Kaitlyn Watson was working. She went there to inform the student of some exciting news: she was her graduating class’ valedictorian! Grand Traverse AcademyIn the now-viral clip, Floering shares, “Hey, so I’m at Culver’s where…

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Coronavirus – Care, Compassion and Community – Positivity Article

Remember Brexit? Ah, those were the days, hey? Coronavirus A few months ago we hadn’t even heard of Coronavirus. Now, seemingly overnight, life as we know it has been blown apart by it. Nobody could have predicted what the first few months of this year would bring, and nobody can predict what the next few months will bring. In times of uncertainty it’s natural to feel worried and anxious. We face huge challenges, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and financially. Challenges…

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15 Quotes About Strong Women Men Should Never Ignore – Positivity Article

There is nothing that compares to a strong woman, and there are many quotes about strong women that a man should never forget. A woman who speaks her mind and is kind, generous, authentic, and compassionate is an enlightened woman who can’t be broken. She doesn’t care what people expect of her. She goes after what she wantsA strong woman may seem hard to handle, as these quotes about strong women will show, but when they are treated with respect…

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Knit 1, Purl 1, Decrease Stress – Positivity Article

I have just returned from a weekend knitting festival feeling completely rejuvenated and raring to go. Why do I feel so refreshed? I believe it is because I have been using and witnessing many Positive Psychology principles in action. Mindfulness The benefits of mindful activities where you slow down and focus on a specific task, such as knitting, are well documented. It quietens the mind’s chatter, allowing mental space to let the mind wander, to let thoughts come and go…

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Don’t Keep Gratitude To Yourself – Positivity Article

Many people keep gratitude to themselves. They feel it but don’t express it. Like you, they assume the other person already knows how much they are appreciated or they worry about finding the right words to say what they want to say. Putting pen to paper or sending a thank you email may seem unnecessary or feel awkward but it’s definitely worth it. According to a recent study, we systematically underestimate the positive impact of expressing gratitude and overestimate how…

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positivedoodles: Reminder: I added a new reward tier to my… – Positivity Article

“Will everything be okay all the time? No. Bad things happen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be okay. Plenty of things work out. Plenty of people end up okay.” “Some ideas are unrealistic, but the idea that you can figure things out and have a life isn’t unrealistic. You can do this. Really, you can.” positivedoodles: Reminder: I added a new reward tier to my patreon. It’s a series of drawings centered on the phrases “It will be okay.”…

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15 Reminders for Keeping Calm During A Pandemic – Positivity Article

  Things are tough right now. With coronavirus circling the globe, impacting nearly every citizen on Earth, the world is a weird place right now. We’re all facing uncertainties about what the future will hold. We don’t know for sure what will happen with our health, the health of our loved ones, our jobs, our communities, and more. It’s unnerving, to say the least.  During times like these, it’s okay to be overwhelmed, scared, or anxious. In fact, it’s normal. You’re…

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Positive Affirmations For Uncertainty, Anxiety, and Fear ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

It’s hard to be positive and calm when we’re dealing with uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. I am not a medical doctor, so I’m sharing from my perspective, having been intimately familiar with these feelings and conditions most of my life. It’s one thing to worry about the future and it’s another to worry about how you will get through the day, and whether you and those you love will actually get through the day.  Illness, loss of income, poverty or…

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10 ways to help others during the coronavirus outbreak – Positive News – Positivity Article

10) Life on the margins: help homeless people better protect themselves People who are homeless face a particular risk from Covid-19, according to experts. They have poorer health in general, including pre-existing conditions that have weakened their immune systems. Jon Sparkes, chief executive of the charity Crisis, has urged the government to introduce testing and emergency housing for homeless people during the pandemic. “Let’s not forget that the average age of death of someone who is homeless is 45, substantially lower than…

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Minnesota mom delivers rare identical quadruplet girls by cesarean section – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:A couple in Minnesota welcomed rare identical quadruplet girls delivered by cesarian section. This one-in-15-million case is a very special gift for the quadruplets’ parents, Taylor Becher and Lance Thompson from Albertville, Minnesota. During Becher’s eight-week ultrasound appointment, the couple found out that they were going to have quadruplets. At first, the doctor thought they were expecting twins until she learned there were actually four babies inside Becher’s tummy. Source: Facebook Though she is already a…

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Take Care of Your Mental and Emotional Wellbeing during Isolation or Quarantine – Positivity Article

Coronavirus fear –  How do you manage it? And how can you take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing if you are in isolation or quarantine or have COVID-19? You may be worried about coronavirus or not (yet). You might be affected by it or not (yet). I say ‘yet’, because the story of the coronavirus seems to change and expand on a daily basis. And so may be the way we feel about it, and the way in which…

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15 Quotes for Motivation When You Feel Like Ditching Your Diet – Positivity Article

Some of us look in the mirror and know that it’s time to make a change to lose weight and make health a priority. However, it can be challenging to find motivation when junk food appeals to you and exercise you find exercises boring. You should look for a way to keep your positivity, and these quotes for motivation can help you stay on track to healthier eating.15 Quotes for Motivation When You Want to Ditch Your Diet1. “The hard…

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Champion’s Mojo Podcast with Kelly Parker Palace and Maria Parker – February 13, 2020 – Positivity Article

Caroline Adams Miller visited with champion swimmer, Kelly Parker Palace, and her co-host Maria Parker, a world record holder in distance cycling, to discuss the impact of happiness and love on performance on the Champion’s Mojo Radio show on February 13, 2020 . Because the show was started to showcase the excellence and mindset of champion swimmers and their training/performance, there is an emphasis on swimming in their early comments, but Caroline and the co-hosts also talked about their personal…

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Mindfulness is more than hype – Positivity Article

Mindfulness seems to be the latest buzzword, not only online or in lifestyle magazines, but also in the business environment. This is good news because now more people get to know the concept of mindfulness. But it is also dangerous because misconceptions are being spread about the subject, often because people do not delve into the real meaning of it and make assumptions, which are sometimes only partially true.   What is it? To understand what mindfulness is, it is…

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Stay Connected While Keeping Your Distance – Positivity Article

As a psychiatrist, I recognize how valuable everyday interactions are for mental health. We are deeply social creatures who need others as much as we need air to breathe. Studies show that frequent positive interactions with others is at the heart of our wellbeing. People who experience “felt love”—brief moments of connection in everyday life—are happier and healthier compared to those with lower felt love scores. Of course, these moments are best experienced in person. Chocolate tastes better when shared.…

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positivedoodles: Reminder: I added a new reward tier to my… – Positivity Article

“There is still time. The end of the year always makes me wish I’d done more during the year, but there will be other years. I can still do more.” “It’s okay that I didn’t spend all my time working on my goals. Life is about more than that. The time I spent on loved ones, health, and working things out was valuable too, and I still have time.” “There’s still time. Who knows how much I’ll do next year?…

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Finding Courage To Let Go Of The Birth I Planned For ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

Strength. Patience. Understanding. We were about to leave for the hospital and my brother-in-law kept saying these words as he prayed for me. I felt a strange sense of peace. I had been so anxious about giving birth as a single mom. I was so scared I was going to have to drive myself while having contractions or that I’d have to call an ambulance and leave my children behind. However, the week before, I received the news that I’d…

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Undergrads can now study social progress – Positive News – Positivity Article

Undergrads can now study social progress – Positive News – Positive News Could a new ‘social change’ degree help young people to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social issues? Could a new ‘social change’ degree help young people to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social issues? A London university has launched the UK’s first ‘social change’ degree, to create a diverse new generation of young professionals in the third sector. Students of the course, which is…

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Golden retriever saves stray kitten, brings her home and becomes her foster mom – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:Just when a stray kitten is about to lose hope of finding a family, a heroic Golden Retriever came to the rescue! This amazing story of two lovely animals has been warming the hearts of people online these past days, especially animal lovers. YouTubeThe beginning of their viral video was so heart-wrenching to watch. The little stray cat looked so weak and helpless as she was being carried by the dog in his mouth. The doggo…

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How to Stop Taking Life so Seriously …And Become Happier in Life – Positivity Article

The world we live in pushes us to be productive and serious. All the time. Living in Berlin offers the best of both worlds. Some people pursue career development or carry on studying, others pursue creative passions doing what they can, as to not conform to societal standards but to make their dreams come true. I love the mix — it makes life better. But I also see how serious people are. Smiling is a rarity. It’s so sad to see people…

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