Overcome your feeling
Hopeless thoughts can snuffs out the light in a person’s life. It can take something great, and make it seem like there is no point, no way of turning back, or nothing to look forward to. So often, it kills the desire to aim higher, reach further and keep moving forward. “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” Liana Taylor a powerful message to remember when times are bleak.
You can overcome feeling of hopeless
Although it is a constant and ever-present condition in everyone’s existence, it is how we use that wind to our advantage by not walking through the desert of affliction but by changing the inner process of thinking. Planning for the future begins with taking small steps in the right direction and not reflecting back into the past, but learning from it, for sure. The past certainly helps build part of who you are today, it shapes the way you see things and experience events.
Can choose to change or remain hopeless
It is not something that should be ignored. If you want to move forward stop looking back. Feeling hopeless? On the LAA boards today, someone posted the following cry for help: HOW exactly do I change, get well? HOW? I responded: I have answers and solutions, but you probably won’t like them.
Overcome hopeless feelings
Here are a couple of things you can do to start the ball rolling now already and get your life ready for the big changes that will happen as you grow older. Sometimes you have to let go of the things that are not good for you. Often this comes in the form of people. You may have a couple of friends that don’t really want the best for you, or you may be in a position that is not 100% good for your emotional well-being. Cut it, or them loose.
Yes you can have hope
A great tip for improving your day: Start it by reading ‘transformative’ news …
- Move on
If you like to keep yourself “stuck” in a rut, you’re not alone, trust me. Give yourself the greatest gift you can give by cultivating the skill of moving on. Some things deserve to be left behind. Like a debt that’s already been paid. Or a friend who’s already asked for forgiveness. Or a problem that’s already been solved. Sometimes we “save things” for another day and it can make the road that leads to the future a long one.
- Build your environment
We don’t always have control over the opportunities that come our way, but when they do, take your opportunities with both hands, don’t let them slip away. In this way, you begin to build your future one brick at a time. Some people’s opportunities offer a truckload of bricks, others get it one brick a month – it doesn’t matter – keep building.
Keep looking for wisdom in everything. Be curious, ask questions, and learn all you can. This way you’ll keep growing. If you can, seek out the good in people and in situations
One way you won’t be able to build a future is if you don’t have the strength and energy to do it. Eat well, think well and do daily maintenance on what you build in your life.
- Be smart
Steer clear of things you know don’t lift you up. Engage in the things you know will inspire and motivate you.
These are some great pointers. And thanks for reminding me to stair clear of that does not lift me.
It’s hard to stay focused when you’re down in the dumps. Great advice.
Staying focus is difficult at time but if we have positive people who are committed to support and be there in time of need…. Hopelessness will become hopeful.
Thank you for touching on this very important subject. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) – I have worked with some many clients who are impacted by Hopelessness. I completely agree with your suggestions for how to manage Hopelessness. I definitely will be sharing this resource with friends and family who might find it helpful.
Bree Davis, Thanks for the share hopelessness can become an epidemic if we let it get the best of us. The key is to surround ourselves with strong support friends & family who care.
Letting go is so hard sometimes, but yes it definitely needs to be done in some situations.
This is good information. We have to make sure we surround ourselves with people and things that give us hope. Thanks for sharing these tips. Everybody has hard times, but we have to push true.
Staying positive does require surrounding yourself with supportive people. They will be the first to cheer you from the sidelines, when you are down.
This is a great advice. I try to stay away from toxic people, but it’s not always easy, especially if they are family.
Great articles and tips! I often feel the same way. I try to be positive and keep things fun. Hopeless is the worst feeling in the world
The part about letting go made me remember how I had to forgive someone for something. I was carrying so much resentment around and the moment I forgave (not forgot, just forgave), I felt lighter and freer.
Thanks for this post. Badly needed this one in my life. Feeling hopeless lately.
This is a nice post, perfect for people who are currently lost at the moment with what to do with their lives. I can’t lie, I’ve been this route a couple of times.
Elizabeth O, We all have been down that narrow road before including me. If I did not have hope & endurance…Don’t know where I would be.
I love seek, looking for wisdom in everything…and everyone who is wiser than you…
I don’t want to be stuck in my rut. It’s really, really hard to find the right opening though. I’ve gotten a lot of closed doors lately. I’m not used to it. I don’t like it.
Rosey, It will pass what ever you are going through…Doors will open I understand.
Nic V. has an awesome testimony! I can tell you have a special place in your heart for those that are suffering. Thanks for sharing.
Great Post with some really great tips Patrice! Thanks for sharing!
Very encouraging post. The future is certain but it’s definitely important to plan for it so you are ready for whatever.
Thank you for this motivation! Sometimes we just need to hear it and it helps us get one step closer to where we need to be. Great tips that we all can live by.
And don’t forget to keep pushing ahead. As long as you are still here, then you are not done yet. Sometimes plans A, B, or C does not work out but keep pushing till you hit Z and sometimes you’ll have to start the alphabet all over again.
I love reading your posts. They are always full of sound advice. I agree – letting go of people and situations that do not uplift is a must.
Great Points! I especially relate to the pointer about letting go. I also love the fact that this is advice is coming from a professional.
Love your blog redesign! I really believe everything goes back to our mindset, and what it is we believe for ourselves? Great tips!
Christine @MomsNCharge, Thank you for stopping by and your continue support. So true our mindset and believes keep us going in trying times.
These are such great tools to remember. We all experience moments in our lives where we feel a little helpless. I find that starting my day in silence and prayer helps to set up my mental energy for the day. I can definitely notice a difference in myself when I don’t begin the day this way. It’s a practice that i’m really working to build constantly. Thank you for the post.
Tryphena Wade, I agree with you find time for our self in silence help us to recuperate and jump start our day peacefully.
Thank you for this great i will be need it as of now, i am feeling hopeless today.
Letting go is the hardest thing, but is so essential in catapulting forward. Great post – needed this!