Do you often find yourself feeling hopeless? Like there’s nothing you can do anymore? We’re all equal in that. But there’s something you can do to always keep in mind that life is good and things will get better eventually.
Here are some things to remember that can always lift you up:
What to Do When You’re Feeling Hopeless
1. Don’t forget that time heals everything.
We’ve all been through a lot in life. But even the hardest times in life can be overcome over time.
So no matter how bad and hopeless you’re feeling right now, keep that in mind. That single thought itself is what can keep you strong.
2. There are plenty of opportunities around you.
3. Find people who support you.
You don’t need to go through this alone. Share what’s on your mind with your loved ones and why you’re feeling hopeless.
They’ll encourage you and will assure you that things will be okay. Once you hear it from others, your perspective may change and you’ll start smiling again.
4. Embrace change.
Some of the reasons for your hopelessness may be the things you don’t like about yourself. But keep in mind that they can be changed at any time.
You can always improve yourself, build better habits, define your vision and go after it. It takes time, though. But only if you take it slowly, one step at a time, will the journey to a better you be successful.
So whenever you feel bad about yourself, depressed because you lack confidence or social skills, and upset because you aren’t productive enough, find comfort in the fact that change happens all the time. And it’s a matter of choice to embrace it.
5. Things are usually better than they look.
6. Life is actually simple.
But we tend to complicate it.
Just think about it. Right now you can be happy for the things you already have in your life and can take action upon achieving your goals and doing something about your future. But you simply stay there, overthink, play negative scenarios in your head and feel bad about something unpleasant that happened.
But if you change your perspective, your whole world changes too. So keep it simple. Be positive.
7. Happiness is already here.
So you don’t need to seek it in outer sources. It’s not a destination, and it won’t come when you reach another goal or meet a special person.
You need to open your eyes for it right now. And that can happen by doing good, appreciating yourself for who you are and enjoying your days without trying to change everything.
8. Failure is a great thing.
Don’t feel bad about it.
No successful person ever got to where he is without failing more times than he ever succeeded. It’s just that we can’t read about his failures everywhere.
9. It can only get better from here on.
10. Make time only for the important things.
Don’t worry if you don’t seem to be finding time for everything. It may look like you’re missing out on a lot, but you’re actually just focusing your precious time on what matters.
So get your priorities straight and dedicate your time to them.
11. Letting go will bring you peace and contentment.
A sure fire way to stop feeling hopeless is to learn to let go.
That means leaving things behind in the past, and to free yourself from the burden of overthinking and planning too much.
Then it will be just you and the present moment. And you’ll be able to experience it without expecting too much from it.
12. The universe isn’t against you.
In fact, it’s working in your favor. So don’t judge life itself by calling it unfair. Blaming something from the outer world can only increase the void inside you.
13. Tomorrow is a chance to start over.
So no matter how bad things are, you can just try again tomorrow or even start your transformation to becoming a better person.
14. At any moment you can meet that one person that will make you realize why it never worked out with others.
So what do you think? Keeping all these in mind makes feeling hopeless pointless, right?
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