Tag Archives: positive

“The Buddy Bench” Created by a 2nd Grade Boy [Video Attached]

2nd-Grader’s “Buddy Bench” Cures Playground Loneliness

I think this is absolutely adorable and what a smart thing for a 2nd-grader to think of! Keep making positive changes little boy, the world needs it!!

http://www.today.com/video/today/53733368#53733368

It’s Not the Problem, It’s the Way You’re Dealing With the Problem

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Sometimes it’s not the problem that is the issue, but the way the problem is dealt with. I’m definitely guilty of dealing with situations the wrong way and am in the process of learning how to deal with things differently. I’ve noticed in others though that when a situation is handled in a calm, positive way – the outcome is better. Depending on the situation, sometimes it’s hard to keep a positive attitude especially if you’re angry and want to act out. When we think about our problems too much, they tend to become greater than they really are. I again am guilty of doing this, I think we all are because it’s hard to put things on the back burner when it’s taking up so much space in your head. Thinking too much leads to assumptions and problems that weren’t there in the first place. The hard part though is training your mind to stop doing this. When we’re used to doing something, it’s very hard to act a different way. So next time you feel yourself over thinking and assuming things about a certain situation, ask yourself how big of a deal it really is and if you’re handling it the best way you can. Once you start doing this each time, your brain will get used to it and continue reacting this way. Good luck 🙂

Something to Uplift You [video attached]

Children’s Hospital Performs Katy Perry’s ‘ROAR’

http://tatianadanger.kinja.com/childrens-hospital-performs-katy-perrys-roar-im-n-1449835890

 Now, THIS is the type of things I like to see pop up on my Facebook! Amazing video. Makes you stop and think as well. Appreciate what you have and try not to take advantage!

Tips to Make A Day at the Office go Faster

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Office jobs can be busy at times but can also make the day drag when there’s not much to do. I’ve worked in an office setting for over five years, at three different places. One is a real estate office, the other a tent company and the job I am at now, LongIsland.com. They all have had their fair share of boring and busy days so here are a few things I do to keep busy:

1. Listen to music. It effects your mood and helps you focus on something other than the clock.

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2. Get up and stretch. If you’re anything like me, your neck and shoulders KILL after a full day of sitting at the computer. Try to get up as often as you can to stretch or even do some stretches while sitting down.

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3. Snack on healthy foods. People tend to eat when they’re bored or if they’re sitting in front of the tv. This goes for those sitting at a computer too. Snacking will help time go by just like it does at home. Try to snack every 3 hours (on healthy foods!) My favorites are grapes, clementines or baby carrots with ranch dressing.

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4. Try to get fresh air on your break, even if it’s only for a couple of minutes. If it’s a nice day it can positively effect your mood and wake you up a bit if you’re feeling sluggish. The cold weather isn’t as nice but it also helps wakes you up and revives you to finish the rest of your day.

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5. If you have a ton of down time and your boss is alright with it… get some personal stuff done. Whether it’s putting together your grocery list or looking up flights for your next trip. It’s sometimes hard to get everything done in one day so down time at work can be the perfect time for this.

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6. Last one is the most important. Keep a positive attitude. If you’re in a bad mood and hanging on every negative thought, your day is going to go slower. I’ve come to realize this… when I dwell on the day going slow, it does go slow. If I start out the day saying that it won’t be that bad, it goes a little bit faster.

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Have a good rest of the day Word Press. I now have less than an hour left of work. 😉

Monday According to Statistics

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“I know today is Monday and you’re assuming it’s going to suck, but according to statistics, there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 child births and 42 million hugs occurring today throughout the United States. Also today, there will be at least 4 people that will win the multi-million dollar lotteries, 600 people will get promotions at work, and 3,000 people will lose their virginity. There will also be 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 balloons sold and 800,000 skittles sold. Plus, the words “I love you” will be said over 9 million times. So, again, I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day.”

It’s Never too Late

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At the young age of 24, I am still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I know I want a career in writing, whether it be for a magazine, newspaper, website, etc. Writing is sort of like the music industry in a way, you have to get your foot in the right door to move up the ladder. You have to be unique and different than other writers out there. It’s not easy but if you want it bad enough you just have to keep at it until the right opportunity knocks on your door. It’s funny because when I was 18 and went to college, I originally was going to become a teacher. I was always good at writing and was told by my teachers that I was talented but it wasn’t until my third year of college that my Journalism professor took me aside one day when he saw me in the hall way (after only having one class with him so far) and told me he gave me a 10 out of 10 on my article (which he said he never does!) He told me I was extremely talented and spent the rest of the semester telling me how I could be published one day. I then took a summer course with him for Magazine Writing which I not only did well in, but I also enjoyed it.

I feel that it’s unfair for kids just getting out of high school to expect to know what they want to do for the rest of their life. I know people in their 40’s who still aren’t sure. I guess it’s all part of the money trap though, which I ended up caught in with a lot of other Americans. You pay all kinds of money to get a degree then when you graduate, you have trouble finding a job. Most American’s now-a-days work, work, work and they end up nowhere. But I encourage those 40-something year olds and others to do what they want to do, no matter what age you are. It’s never too late to go back to school if you have to or take courses in something that will help you with getting a good job. I’m still convinced that we all (no matter what age) are still trying to figure our lives out and what we want to do to make ourselves happy. Happiness is the one thing we’re all searching for, we don’t have that much time here on Earth so I suggest you don’t give up until you find it.