Category Archives: Being positive

Mr Oh launches new online Comic – introducing…

Hiya peeps. Well here it is, my first comic strip. The World According to TipTop. I’m wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night excited about it. Go on and share my enthusiasm, won’t you?

If you’re already following Mr Oh (did I mention that you’re awesome), you can look forward to your TipTop humour fix each week. Nice.

Please give the launch a boost: I would love you even more if you choose to share this post with any of your mates who might enjoy it. :)

If you’ve chanced upon this somehow, then why not sign up at www.mroh.org?! It’s a free subscription, will reduce your stress levels by around 37.7%*  and may even change your life forever. Honest. It also makes the perfect Christmas present and you won’t even have to wrap it up.

Thanks, everyone. I’m off to draw some more sheep and top hats… x

Next week: What to expect from The World According to TipTop

*Totally made-up unsubstantiated claim although I do know that laughter really is the best medicine.

How long do you nurture an idea?

It’s O.K. to be grumpy.

“Cheer up, lad, things could be worse.”

I hate it when a complete stranger says this to me. Sod off! I’m having one of those days, leave me alone! It will pass. I’m not like this all the time, you know. I’m actually a pretty positive person all in all. It’s just that when I’m not, people seem to notice more. If I was grumpy all the time, that would be different. But you know, when I get a grump on, I just indulge in it, almost laugh at it, knowing it will soon pass. So, I say, it’s O.K. to be grumpy once in a while. We’re allowed. Being positive ALL the time would just be weird.

Do positive people find it hard to say “No”?

No.

How much more negative can you get?

It can be a hard word to utter, especially if you are a positive person. Psychologytoday.com deem it to be “the most dangerous word in the world.” (Thanks to my best mate, Marty, from Cosmickids, for that one.)

It took me years and years to come round to the freedom and power saying “No” at appropriate times can give you. I used to exhaust myself feeling like I had to say yes to everything, like some kind of crazed Dice Man.  Opportunities are like bubbles: they go in an instant if you don’t take them. But some bubbles are better off floating up and away into the ether; it’s just about knowing which ones…

How it can hurt to feel less pain

Often in life it seems you can choose to experience a degree of pain to avoid what might otherwise be even more pain. A painful decision – divorce, for example, which is hell to go through, but in the long term can avoid sustained pain and lead to positive opportunities. Physical exercise – a painful discipline at times that puts your body through the mill, but promotes health and well being in the mix. For some, just moving the body in a simple way is a challenge in itself. People with chronic pain condition can experience this on a daily basis, but also for them, moving the body, although painful, is a good thing. For me, Yoga is one discipline I try to turn to regularly, which can be physically hard on the body and a real challenge but I know is good for me. This drawing is for Chiquitar from silentsongstudios.wordpress.com

 

Mind over matter

 

Where there’s a will…

 

 

How you frame things can make a difference

 

How you frame or perceive things can make a huge difference. Seeing the positive in all situations, especially when you’re in the thick of it, is really hard. It’s commendable to do the best that we can though :)

 

 

 

The road ahead

 

The carnage, chaos and headacheville that may lie before you can seem daunting, but life will spit you out the other side…

 

 

 

Giggle don’t niggle

 

 

So much petty squabbling…So much better to let some things go and not make a big deal out of them. Life’s too short for niggles. A niggle is like a pesky poking finger chipping away at your sanity and upsetting the balance.

Rainflower

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