positive thoughts: I tried this the other day in a bar. I was hanging out with some friends and I could feel the SA start to come on. I was thinking about how quiet I was being. I worried people thought I was boring. I just started to get really down on myself.
Then I tried something new. I challenged myself to come up with 5 positive things about my current situation. I looked around the bar and noticed the great decorations, the good beer on tap, the cute girls, all the people laughing and singing (it was a karaoke bar), all of my good friends hanging out together.
I immediately felt better. And I now had 5 positive things to talk about.