Positive Thinking

By jupton1 Latest Reply 2009-06-22 06:49:30 -0500
Started 2008-05-26 21:14:33 -0500

I believe this can help us all with Diabetes,it gives Us hope that things can & will get better..
Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds.

Not everyone accepts or believes in positive thinking. Some consider the subject as just nonsense, and others scoff at people who believe and accept it. Among the people who accept it, not many know how to use it effectively to get results. Yet, it seems that many are becoming attracted to this subject, as evidenced by the many books, lectures and courses about it. This is a subject that is gaining popularity.Positive thinking has helped me get threw all of my medical problems,I hope this will help You also..John

It is quite common to hear people say: "Think positive!", to someone who feels down and worried. Most people do not take these words seriously, as they do not know what they really mean, or do not consider them as useful and effective. How many people do you know, who stop to think what the power of positive thinking means?

11 replies

omahapack 2009-06-22 01:29:35 -0500 Report

Thank you. I don't call it psoitive thinking. I view most things as challenges or track hurdles. As I work them out I feel better. I just have to work a little bit harder to be equal. Nothing more,nothing less.

cyncyn 2009-06-22 06:49:30 -0500 Report

The important thing is to travel this journey, at your pace! Don't be rushed, to the finish line, by others and their way. Do it one day at a time. It will eventually come to you. If you rush yourself, into false "positive" thinking, then you will only find yourself, back at square one. Only to find, the situation, making you feel even worse.
Try doing a journal, like Jocelyn suggested. When the feelings of despair are overwhelming, put those feelings, in one column, then start a second column, with all the things in life, that bring you joy. If your columns are like mine, the second one will be longer. And with time, hopefully, everytime you have the need to write these columns, the first one will get shorter!
I will keep you, in my second column. For here at DC, we are one huge, loving extended family. That is a good positive! Good luck on your journey.

ncnurse1459 2008-06-07 17:51:54 -0500 Report

Hey , I REALLY needed this tonight ! Thanks, and read the discussion that I just wrote…see what I mean. Maybe there is that window opening I need,though the door just shut on me !

jupton1 2008-06-09 05:48:29 -0500 Report

I wish You the best of luck,dont give up..When God closes 1 door He usualy leaves another 1 open…John

morris.js 2008-06-09 06:51:57 -0500 Report

I was very depressed about 5 years ago, then a few things happened in my life to change my way of thinking to a more positive line. Now I can thruthfully say that my life is more fulfilling than it ever was, even with Diabetes.
With all the GREAT people in this community, we all have the support to become more positive.
I want to thank all of you who continue to submit the articles, discussions, recipes, and the personal emails. I'm very proud to be included in such a caring and giving group such as this.

jupton1 2008-06-09 12:24:00 -0500 Report

That was a very nice thing to say,I have taken classes on how to be a positive thinker and it changed my life for the good..John

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2009-06-19 11:46:00 -0500 Report

Jupton1. that was a very good suggestion Positive thinking, but how do you achieve it?I had been healthy most of my life and in a few short years everything fell apart,now I am disabled, can't do any of the things I once was capable of,it is such a drastic change, and so hard to accept, there is nothing positive about the future, but pain deep depression,being treated,but my mind is always saying the glass is half full.Thanks for lisening, Robert

cyncyn 2009-06-21 22:12:47 -0500 Report

I too lead a active and very productive life, at one time. Then I was injured at work. Destroyed me spine, from my neck to the lunbar section. I went thru depression also. Then went thru therapy, where I was re-trained about my thinking. They taught positive thinking. I found all sort of things to be thankful for. So instead of thinking about the things, I couldn't do anymore, I learned to be thankful, for the things, I still could do. Most people who suffer from my injuries, can't walk, I am thankful that I still can, even with pain. Try to concentrate on the things, you still can do, plus maybe, things that you never thought you could do.
Hoping the best for you!

BarryE 2008-06-07 11:25:32 -0500 Report

You make a very good point on this. Speaking for myself, I am still trying to keep a positive strong attitude towards my being a diabetic. I do get depressed though, and even with staying positive and doing what my doctor says, I am on a scrip called Citalopram, which does help with my moods.

Thank you for starting this discussion Jupton1, this information will help others in dealing with their diabetes.

jupton1 2008-06-07 03:16:03 -0500 Report

What I do is instead of sitting around in a gloom state of mind I reflect on the positive things in my life.This helps me not to worry so much about my condition..

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