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Pet Pictures to Make you Smile

Updated on November 21, 2016
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Trudy otherwise known as tlcs loves a good laugh and if my mood is right I hope that this can be seen within some of the content of the hubs

The baby tiger has it's own way of making us feel happier with our lives when we look at it, expressing ahh like remarks comes to mind!
The baby tiger has it's own way of making us feel happier with our lives when we look at it, expressing ahh like remarks comes to mind! | Source

Retraining our brains to gain positive thinking

It's a well known fact that if you look at pictures of cute and cuddly pets you instantly feel a sense of happiness.

If we are optimistic about life we can live healthier and happier. If we are presented with challenges then positive thinking is the way we need to approach those challenges.

Three types of personalities

There are three types of personalities that I am aware of who allow their anxieties to dominate their lives and cause them problems.

Not 100% perfect, however a delight to the brain!
Not 100% perfect, however a delight to the brain! | Source

Firstly we have the Perfectionists

If life is not 100% perfect for this group of people they actually feel as if they are useless and they have failed. Whether it be at work or doing something in their home life it has to be perfect!

Secondly we have the People pleasers

Now these people seem to have a goal whereby if they do not please everyone then they have not reached their goal, it is almost impossible to please everyone at anyone given time!

Aww, lovely!
Aww, lovely! | Source

And lastly, we have the Controllers

This particular type of person is only happy if everything they put into place goes as planned. Again, this is not at all possible there are always problems along the way that we have to face on a day to day basis in life at home or in our working lives.

does the cute fluffy chick send those happy thought through your brain?
does the cute fluffy chick send those happy thought through your brain? | Source

How can we overcome feeling anxious?

Well, one of the ways could be to paws for thought and take a look at some lovely photographs of baby pets!

There are so many everyday challenges and concerns that we all have to deal with on a daily basis here are a few tips on what we could do.

Do you feel as if your not the perfect parent?

By using words like 'never', 'should' and always are constantly being used by over-worriers. Perhaps by replace the words with I would prefer to be a better parent and Ill work at it throughout this week would be a start, then deciding what you are going to do to achieve that goal such as homework, listening, or advising is a way of training your brain with positive thinking to gain an optimistic outlook and give you a happier life.

Baby fowls are lovely aren't they!
Baby fowls are lovely aren't they!

Do you feel guilty about spending too much money on yourself ?

Well you could train the brain by saying to yourself that we all have periods when our own needs have to take a back seat, but we all need and deserve treats sometimes. If we don't treat ourselves and take care of ourselves we won't want to take care of others as we would feel that they should come first all of the time when really it isn't the case, we should treat ourselves as we deserve to be treated and don't let guilt hinder how you feel, just remember you deserve a treat now and again!

Are you unable to relax?

An exhausting time becomes apparent when you let endless problems pile up in your mind and you feel as if you are going round and round in circles and getting nowhere fast. Why not try training your brain to talk to yourself and make yourself focus on actions that you are able to do, by doing this you can deal with one worry at a time and stop your mind flying around all over the place!

Gorgeous, smiley thoughts!
Gorgeous, smiley thoughts! | Source

Are you unable to sleep?

A lot of people somehow find themselves trapped in the problem of worrying at night about their problems, this happens quite accidentally and it really becomes difficult to get out of that routine of thinking about what is bothering you at nighttime. Why not two hours before going to sleep switch off your phone and pc, avoid any stressful conversation which may trigger off your thoughts at bedtime.

Delightful! | Source

Do you worry about your family being safe?

By training your brain and limiting the amount of time you watch the news I believe that this could help. By switching channels or turning the TV off completely and doing something else it will help you to cope with disasters which you may be feeling could affect your family.

Emotional reasoning plays tricks on our brains and makes us feel uncomfortable with certain situations, you could even say we feel slightly scared that it may indeed happen, so the more you scare yourself the more you truly think it will happen.

Feel good factor is kicking in!
Feel good factor is kicking in! | Source

Do you wish you could say yes to new experiences?

By saying yes to new situations it allows you to move forward. It may be a small word but saying yes opens so many new experiences. If you are a person who automatically says no because your concerned at what the outcome maybe you could be missing out.

Yes is a little more difficult to say than no isn't it. Whether your invited to a party, offered that job or going on a date most of the time saying yes means taking action.

If your brain is not happy however saying no means you don't have to change, you can stay as you are. But if your not happy doing what you're doing it's very easy to say no and stick to your reasons. We all tend to say no to things we are feeling anxious or unsure of ourselves about, it is classed as negative thinking and we need to change our brain thoughts around to positve thinking.

This guy has taught himself how to say yes instead of no all of the time

I want a cuddle now!
I want a cuddle now! | Source

Do you worry about what others are thinking?

All too often we worry about what others are thinking, if others say yes to our opinions it gives us a sense of confidence. We worry about being rejected, feeling vulnerable and maybe not being clever enough or like by others. By training our brains to start to make changes in a small non-risky way could be the answer. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are confident and you can deal with what ever is presented to you.

How often do you say yes

Looking at these statements would you say yes?

See results
So cute and cuddly!
So cute and cuddly! | Source

If you answered yes to less than three things

Take time out to think about why you don't like to explore the unknown. Focus on everyday opportunities and don't worry about what others think.

If you answered yes to three or more then well done you are opening your brain to new opportunities and experimenting with new things.

By changing the way we feel into positive feelings we are able to change the brain pattern and gain the feel good factor.

For example if you cook a cake and it sinks in the middle instead of getting down hearted cut a slice of the cake and realise how good it tastes. It doesn't matter that the cake has a hole in the middle what matters is the taste gave you the feel good factor.

Adorable little kittens!
Adorable little kittens! | Source

So the moral of this hub is....

Some of the best thing that happen in our lifetimes are due to the fact that we said yes to something which we would probably normally say no too. The feel good factor is all about taking chances with new challenges and new experiences and not worrying about what others may think.

Now this little cutey really gives me the feel good factor!!
Now this little cutey really gives me the feel good factor!! | Source

Please leave a comment I really would love to hear what your thoughts are

Really, I would!

Furry Friends and the Feel Good Factor works for me!

I hope the pictures of our furry friends have given you a sense of the feel good factor.

Now this gentleman has ideas of his own about how to achieve the feel good factor in life


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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Great advice on feeling good. Pets do make people feel happier, so I hope you get a dog soon.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I like the pups, i remembered my old pup taking a bath and started toshake and yelp, so cute

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      Trudy Cooper 2 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      I love what you have written John, I myself get a good feeling when I pray, lovely words.

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      John Crawford 2 years ago

      For me, it's more about charity. Positive thinking is great, but there's times when it can be very hard. Prayers help me to push away from the more negative things in life, or, to keep perspective about life. This world is temporary. It's easy to get anxious about it. But in the long run, there is an eternity to look forward to. And where I want to be rests in what I love. To love God leads to Heaven, and to understand how God loves is to understand how to have true charity in loving others, and even yourself.

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      Trudy Cooper 2 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      peachpurple I loved doing this hub made me feel good at the time! Still missing not having a dog, and still fighting off my feelings as I really can't have one right now as I like to tour on a motorbike and wouldn't be able to dedicate myself again to a dog!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wonderful hub, i feel good when i caress my old cat fur, it feels like a fur carpet.

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      Trudy Cooper 2 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      Thanks cam8510, you're right about that it is just having the courage to take a chance sometimes.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Maple City, Michigan

      tlcs, Thanks for this article. I could most definitely use some feel good factor. Saying yes to the right opportunities is an excellent suggestion.