Allow positivity to be a dominant force in your life

Maintaining a positive attitude is crucial when you want to achieve anything or just to improve the quality of your life.  Today I have some exciting news to share with you. One of my blog posts ’20 reasons why it’s great to be single’ was published in The Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/claire-collopy/20-reasons-why-its-great-_b_8751730.html

If someone is feeling a little down about their single status as Christmas approaches these 20 reasons may help to remind them that there are lots of positives too 🙂

Living with Fibromyalgia has many challenges – the pain and fatigue can be unbearable at times and then there are all the other symptoms and the lack of understanding from others.  It’s so easy to slip into our own bubble of pain and not see any positives in our lives.  The reality is there is no cure at present but we have to hope that there will be in the future. If we continue to raise awareness about Fibromyalgia then maybe the government and the health department will recognise this illness for what it is, a debilitating life-changing illness, and give more funding to help find a cure.

Eight months ago I allowed positivity to be a dominant force in my life. I began blogging about living with Fibromyalgia and this blog and my regular readers help me to focus beyond the pain. You don’t need to do much to make a happy life, it’s within yourself, in your way of thinking, in having a positive attitude.

This one

These sayings help to keep me positive:

  • Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
  • You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  • Give up worrying about what others think of you. What they think isn’t important.  What is important is how you feel about yourself.
  • No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
  • Ask yourself whether each of your relationships drags you down or lifts you up. Surrounding yourself with positive, loving people is half the battle of living a happy, successful life.
  • Spend more time with those who make you smile and less time with those who you feel pressured to impress.
  • We are not alone. No matter how bizarre or embarrassed or pathetic we feel about our own situation, there will be others out there experiencing the same emotions.  When you hear yourself say “I am all alone,” it is your mind trying to sell you a lie so you will continue to feel sorry for yourself.
  • If you want to feel rich, just count all the great things you have that money can’t buy.
  • Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  Start small.  Start now.

Being published in The Huffington Post has brought a silly grin to my face today 🙂 But what has brought a smile to your face?

Keep smiling!

Claire

x

UK Fibromyalgia

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90 Responses to Allow positivity to be a dominant force in your life

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Seriously! If you let negativity in, it will only bring you down!

  2. Working Mum Blog says:

    Congratulations Claire on having your article published in the Huffington Post!
    I am familiar with many of the sayings you have shared and loved reading through them again. It is always a nice reminder to just appreciate what we have. X

  3. tara pittman says:

    That is awesome! My smile this week was getting a cool product to review.

  4. Cheyanne says:

    Congrats on being published in The Huffington Post!!! That’s exciting news! 🙂 I’ve been slowly but surely decorating my apartment for the holidays. That’s definitely put a smile on my face this week. 🙂

  5. Ana De-Jesus says:

    So proud of you for remaining positive even when you are in a lot of pain and it takes a lot of courage but you have done so well. Well done for your post in Huffington .

  6. Sarah Bailey says:

    That is absolutely awesome – well done you on getting published in the Huffington Post – smile away!!

  7. TheLondonMum says:

    I love a positive person! I never minded being single, I used to quite like the freedom of it. Plus I enjoyed the dating scene without the commitment. Lots of fun to be had! x

  8. Stressed Mum says:

    Congratulations that is great news 🙂 and well deserved that was a great post x

  9. Hello Beautiful Bear says:

    Aw fab, well done you! 🙂
    Those quotes are brilliant and you seem like such a positive person, it’s lovely to see!
    I wasn’t single for very long as I found my partner at only 17 but I can see the benefits sometimes haha!
    X X

  10. serenityyou says:

    These sayings are fantastic words to live by. We all need a bit of positivity in our live. Congrats on having your post published on Huffington post xx

  11. Rachael says:

    yay huffington post blogger 😀 x love the post, you’re such a ray of sunshine x

  12. Well done on being published on the Huffington Post! My husband has brought a smile to my face today, he has a dry sense of humour.

  13. Congratulations on having your article published in the Huffington Post that’s brilliant! I try to stay positive most of the time.

  14. Congratulations on being published on the Huffington Post!
    I always try to stay positive xx

  15. This is so important! It’s hard to stay positive sometimes, though :/

  16. Heather says:

    These are such positive things to keep in mind while going through your daily struggles. I’m so sorry about the Fibro, but I’m glad this blog has helped you keep going forward. No doubt your words of encouragment can help others going through the same thing.

  17. Congratulations on being published in the Post – and this is a great post as well! 🙂

  18. Call me crazy but I have never really felt down about being single….knock wood

  19. How exciting!!!! Congrats on having your article published in the Huffington Post! Great article 🙂

  20. Elizabeth O. says:

    Those are definitely motivating. It’s not lonely being single during this time of year because you have so many people around you! And the gifts too! Lol.

  21. Congratulation on being featured on Huffington Post! That’s a very fun and great article.

  22. I am so inspired. Thanks for sharing this cool post.

  23. Congrats on writing for HuffPo. I write for them too and it sends a ton of traffic 🙂
    I have lots of motivational quotes posted around my house to pick me up when I need it.

  24. denisegabbard says:

    Awesome that you were published in the Huffington Post— congrats on that and on your new (ish) positive approach to life. Many of the quotes you referenced are some of my favorites as well.

  25. I always try to be positive …some days it is a struggle but I keep the big picture in mind and focus on what’s good about each day instead of the not so good.

  26. Congratulations on your Huffington Post initiation! 🙂 This is a great post that will inspire positive living for everyone…especially people faced with chronic pain on a daily basis.

  27. Congrats on your Huffington post! Positive attitude is simply what everyone needs in this world that is filled with negativity..thanks for sharing these inspirational quotes, they’re my favorite too! 😉

  28. michelle says:

    that is such a great blessing that the huffington post shared your article. positivity is a dominant force in my life and i think it’s one of the things that my friends and family love most about me

  29. Chanelle says:

    I enjoy being an optimistic person. There is always something to be grateful and thankful for, just like there is always you can be upset and negative about. It is a choice.

  30. After living for a long time seeing only the negative, I’m now an eternal optimist! it makes my daily life so much better and I’m usually pretty happy 🙂

  31. Liz Mays says:

    Twisting things positively makes a huge difference for me. Some days it’s easier than others though.

  32. Ali says:

    Well done you for the Huff post! It is good to keep positive – I’m slowly becoming a more positive person and I feel much happier for it!

  33. Staying positive is definitely something I think everyone needs to do in their lives ! xxxx

  34. Angie Scheie says:

    Congrats! That is so wonderful! A couple of my blogging buddies have recently been published too. It gives me hope!

  35. dominika says:

    Lovely article! I love reading about positivity, even though, I dont read much in general and I love positive people! They are way happier and grateful!

    Dominika

  36. Being positive in all way in our lives are the way to improve our personalities. I enjoyed reading your lovely post.

  37. Lexie Lane says:

    Your post taught me to be positive always, I love your being positive influencer.

  38. Esme Sy says:

    Negative thoughts will only put you down. There are times that I struggle with this, but I don’t let negativity win.

  39. Omg how exciting!!!! So happy for you. Congrats!!!!

  40. This is a really good post. I always struggle to be positive and I know that I should start being more positive in the future x

  41. Congratulations – I do try and keep positive, it really does make such a difference. Kaz x

  42. laurahartleyy says:

    Oh wow congratulations!!! What a fantastic achievement 🙂 This post was just what I needed today and that quote about dancing in the rain is one of my favourites 🙂 Have a good weekend!

  43. Sargas says:

    Think positive and be strong..

  44. mrsaok05 says:

    Oh my goodness I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know if people would agree that blogging is helpful to when it comes to staying positive, but I can sincerely say it has helped me. I started blogging and no lie my anxiety decreased. Positivity is wonderful medicine too, I try to surround myself in it. 🙂
    Kudos to you getting your post on Huffington Post!!
    XOXO

  45. blythea (Prime Beauty Blog) says:

    Congrats on being published by the Huffington Post. So exciting. Today I received a holiday thank you gift from one of the brands I reviewed on the blog. It was totally unexpected and so thoughtful. It made my day. Little things like this simple thanks mean so much.

  46. workoutwithdi says:

    Congrats on being published by HuffPo. I got a smile today from just having lunch with a couple of girlfriends I hadn’t seen in a while. Sometimes it’s just good to spend time with friends.

  47. Roxanne says:

    I’m so sorry you live with Fibromyalgia! I have an autoimmune thyroid disease and I have my ups and downs too. But, keeping positive really does help (even tho some days it takes a lot of effort on my part).

  48. logancan says:

    I grew up dancing competitively, so that first quote was my life motto! I love it! I am sorry you have to live with Fibromyalgia. I would imagine that staying positive is half the battle alone. I am glad that you have found a way to remain positive and I know you are helping so many others through your blog!

  49. well look at you go! Congrats on being published – that is amazing! I hate that you have to live with this but glad you are learning to make the best of it 😉

  50. Debra says:

    This is such a powerful message! I think we can tell when we let negativity be dominant over positivity!

  51. Ana De-Jesus says:

    Amen to that.Being positive makes life seem so much better and when you are feeling low too.

  52. Heather says:

    I am definitely more pessimist than optimist, but I have made a conscious decision a few years ago that I am the one that controls my happiness, and also that I do not control the happiness of others. Staying positive in all types of situations is definitely important! Congrats on the Huff Post article!

  53. Positivity is a must, I’m glad you are focusing on it and seeing that it helps you.

  54. knotj5144 says:

    I found that being positive radiates more than we’ll ever know. I use this trick when I’m going through really tough stuff where it’s hard to see any light at all. Love that you keep a positive mindset!

  55. laci says:

    I make a point to surround myself with positive ppl def the way to be even when it’s hard.

  56. The best thing when living with this illness is to be positive and get rid of the negatives in your life. It feels so good to know there are others out there like myself. That is indeed the best thing this blog brings to us and that is a big part of staying positive or that is how I am feeling right now. Thanks so much for sharing.

  57. I really try to think and maintain positivity in my life. Negativity just drags me down xxx

  58. Olfa Turki says:

    It’s not always easy, but I try to be positive all the time.

  59. I’m quite an optimist and my husband is a bit more pessimistic. It’s actually helpful that we can balance one another. I firmly believe we should always try to find the positive in every situation and leave the bad stuff behind.

  60. Congratulations on having your article published – that is such a great achievement! I wouldn’t be able to wipe a silly grin off my face either 🙂 Love your tips for letting positivity in – so important to keep taking stock of your life and the positives to be found!

  61. I’m all about positively! I push all negative people out of my life because positive is just the way to be!

  62. That is an awesome accomplishment!! Congratulations!!

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