Hope, It’s Always In Sight

There is always something worth living for even during the darkest of times.

⁣Hopelessness creeps up on you whenever you least expect it. It is a feeling of uncertainty, a sense of giving up. ⠀ ⠀

There may be some events that make you feel like nothing in life matters. No matter what others say, you still feel bleak. The good news is, no matter what life throws at you, there is always some hope. Here are a few tips to help you find the hope you need to feel better. ⠀ ⠀

Find Hope In Yourself: It is essential to be kind to yourself. You do not have the power to control everything; It is unnecessary to blame yourself for everything that happens. To overcome this sensation, think of things that you love about yourself. What are your strengths? By thinking about what you like to do or are good at, you could pursue these activities or skills to get you back up on your feet. You might also find the opportunity that you need to turn your life around. By being optimistic, you give yourself hope and the confidence you need to overcome any situation.⠀ ⠀

Find Hope by Getting Out: Being cooped up in your house will not do you any good as your mind will replay all things that you dread. Try getting out of the house and just walking around. Once you step outside, the natural stimulus of nature may lift your mood, and you may even start to appreciate certain scenes of action amongst people. If you find a troubled person while you’re out and help them, you can show kindness to another person while potentially brightening your mood in the process. This action can restore your faith in hope and perhaps even help you work towards a dream or goal linked to this experience. By being outside, you are more prone to see the good in things that will give you hope for life. ⠀ ⠀

Lessons and Learning: At times, we tend to lose hope because of situations that have changed us negatively. With this in mind, it is critical to remember that life is all about lessons. Think about what had happened in this situation that made you feel sad. ⠀ ⠀

By dissecting the situation and thinking about how you feel about it, you can learn about what is important to you. If you lost a job opportunity, think about why. Did you lack a skill, or was it because of how your boss acted? By processing what happened, you are more likely to figure out what is important to you and whether it is worth pursuing in the future or even in the present. This action will allow you to think hard about what makes you happy.⠀ ⠀

Life is challenging. However, life is not pointless. There is always something good in the world, even if there is a lot of hardship in it. Adversity is a part of human life. It allows us to grow and to change the world for the better. Without difficulty and pain, we would not be able to connect or join together to change the world for the greater good. Therefore, never lose hope. For without hope, we lose ourselves and the world around us. ⠀

Citations and Other Helpful Links: 

https://www.virtuesforlife.com/10-ways-to-keep-hope-alive-in-hard-times/

https://www.mindfueldaily.com/livewell/how-to-stay-hopeful-during-difficult-times/

https://www.steverizzo.com/7-ways-to-keep-hope-alive-during-the-tough-times/

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