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It’s impossible to stay in a positive state 90% of the time, and trying to force it is really, really unhealthy (sometimes dangerous). The “positive thinking” movement is a farce–really. That’s why things like “the secret” or “the landmark forum” and those things fuck so many people up…you can’t override your actual feelings by faking new ones. The advice you’ve given yourself, though, is correct–take action. Do things. Exercise, too. That will allow you to become more positive as you start to see more things begin to happen. But don’t try to fake positivity–embracing negative feelings and accepting that they’re also part of who you are is just as important. Ask any (good) psychologist.