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A Positive Attitude (And How to Keep It)

What A Positive Attitude Is, And Is Not

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A positive attitude includes the decision to live with a health condition rather than die of it.

A positive attitude recognizes that the old cliche is true: the glass is both half full and half empty all the time. Common wisdom is that keeping the overview helps, particularly if you focus on the half full side.

A positive attitude recognizes that there is no reason to feel shame or blame if your disease progresses no matter how positive you are.

A positive attitude does not mean that you have to try to be superhuman. We're all human.

A positive attitude does not mean to "put-on-a-happy-face" all the time.

  • It's natural to have low periods, including grieving for lost life expectations.
  • There is no reason for guilt if negative thoughts appear. 
    • Recognize them for what they are: human created thoughts. 
    • You can change your thoughts by focusing on a different thought. It gets easier with practice.
  • It is okay to say that what you're going through stinks. 
    • Complaining allows you to vent and work through your feelings. 
    • A positive attitude acknowledges that reality and understands that you likely need time to come to terms with it. 

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