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25 Happy Quotes To Help You Stay Positive & Inspired When You're Feeling De-Motivated

25 Stay Positive Quotes To Inspire You When You're Feeling De-Motivated

The biggest thing for you to do when you're feeling de-motivated is to change your outlook on life, because that is the first step to personal development and exactly what you need to stay happy and content in life.

It is so important to look at the day in a positive manner, because over time, you will start to automatically think positively, not negatively. Being happy will become your new normal.

It's also very important to try and stay positive and make constructive changes during hard times. Finding daily motivation will keep you working towards a better you.

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But what do you do when you're feeling particularly down and de-motivated? Take a look at some important tips to consider when you are trying to stay positive:

1. First, keep an optimistic view on even the most negative of situations. When you start down the rabbit hole of "maybe I did this wrong," "maybe I made a mistake," "maybe I failed," "maybe I am bad," etc., it's important to remind yourself that you are going to learn from your mistakes and that things are bound to get better if you're at rock bottom right now.

2. Keep a positive environment and surround yourself with things and people that bring you joy. This is important because you are gaining inspiration and are feeding off of the positivity, not letting negative people drag you down.

3. Don't let fear keep you from doing something. Remember, we all have to take chances in life and make mistakes. If you are so afraid to do something that you stop taking chances in life, then your fears will consume you and you'll end up feeling stuck in life. Fear feeds off of self-doubt, and realistically, the worst outcome is never as bad as you are think it'll be.

4. Take things one step at a time. When you try to do things really quickly or one thing on top of the other, you can quickly become overwhelmed and discouraged, so it's important to remind yourself to slow down. Taking time to center yourself and focus on one task at a time will keep your stress to a minimum.

5. Don't make something bigger than what it really is. Something I struggle with blowing things out of proportion. It's so easy to lose perspective when you are stressed and moving at a million miles an hour. Instead of freaking out, stop, breathe, and re-focus on the task at hand. Taking a moment to organize your thoughts and look at things as they are will keep you from panicking in stressful situations.

6. Start each day on a positive note. If you set a good mood in the morning when you first wake up, then you are setting the mood for your whole day. Taking the time to ease into your morning by eating breakfast, reading, talking with your family, enjoying the ride to work and so on, you'll find yourself less rushed, more in control and in a better place to take on the challenges of the day ahead.

So, with these tips in mind, here are some stay positive quotes to inspire you and help you keep a positive outlook on life and on your day.

1. Only you hold the power in your life.

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." Carol Burnett

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2. You must believe.

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."Norman Vincent Peale

3. Never, ever give up.

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius

4. You will outlast everyone.

"Tough times don't last. Tough people do."Unknown

5. You're perfect, just the way you are.

"You are amazing. Remember that."Unknown

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6. You just have to make the best of it.

"The happiest of people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything."Unknown

7. Remember where you began.

"When you feel like quitting, think about why you started."Unknown

8. You can do anything.

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible."Audrey Hepburn

9. Expect problems so you're better prepared to solve them.

"Expect problems and eat them for breakfast."Alfred A Montapert

10. Always keep learning.

"Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of success." Unknown

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11. Sometimes it takes a while to glow.

"It's okay to be a glowstick: Sometimes we have to break before we shine."Jadah Sellner

12. Take charge of your day.

"Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda

13. You can do this.

"Get up every morning and remind yourself 'I can do this.'"Unknown

14. It's all a matter of perception.

"If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you will see obstacles."Wayne Dyer

15. Put on a happy face.

"Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched." Mindy Kaling

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16. Nothing and no one can stop you.

"The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me?"Ayn Rand

17. Work hard, play hard.

"Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen." Conan O'Brien

18. Stay positive.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."Henry David Thoreau

19. You are strong, even if you are broken.

"We are all a little broken. But the last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same." Unknown

20. Be committed to being the best you can be.

"Being a true badass has no weight or gender requirement — Just 100% commitment to greatness."Dwayne Johnson

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21. Keep on trying.

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all."Dale Carnegie

22. Always rise up from what's dragging you down.

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principle unto death." Leonardo da Vinci

23. You will grow stronger in the face of fear.

"The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do." Swati Sharma

24. Don't let yourself hold you back.

"Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head."Meryl Streep

25. Dreams can come true.

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." Paul Valery

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