Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Staying Positive

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

With so much NOT right in the world, both with natural disasters and man-made mayhem, sometimes it’s hard to stay hopeful and upbeat. But we all have to take time for our own mental health, to realize that no matter what happens, we’ll get by. It’s about finding balance, about not letting the bad stuff get us down.

Here are a few of the things I do to get my groove back:
  • Read a funny book
  • Take a walk and concentrate on what’s around me, not what’s churning inside
  • Listen to rock and roll, all those wonderful musical blasts from my past
  • If only for a few hours, surround myself with positive people and avoid the doomsayers
  • Which means no national/world/local news at all
  • courtesy of Adam Baker
  • A picture is worth a thousand words, so I find happy ones (for me that usually means cute animals)
What do you do to stay positive?