Always be hopeful and never give up

If, like me you are in a temporary state of feeling hopeless, why not just take a few moments to just breathe and  answer these questionss which I found very useful to help me focus.
I read it from this blog https://goo.gl/j3HPTk

When you’re feeling hopeless, ask yourself:

1. “How important is this to my life overall? Does it really make everything else worthless?”

2. “What can I control?”

3. “What makes me feel worse? Should I do something other than play the same game on my phone because it’s taking me down a dark road?”

4. “Who am I blaming for this situation? Does it help or am I avoiding a truth?”

5. “What stories am I telling myself?” Say them out loud or write them on paper. Hunt for the hyperbole in your thoughts and cross it out. It’s likely not that bad.

6. “Have I looked for opportunity? How could I do that?” (Here’s one way to spot opportunity.)

7. “What could I do that would make me feel steadier?” (A few ideas: jogging, baking, getting a haircut.)

 

When you’re feeling hopeless, try some of these things

  • Make a list of interesting things you haven’t tried yet. Maybe you want to try one now.
  • Have a good cry. It will release toxins and elevate mood, among other things.
  • Indulge in your go-to comfort activity (reading, a favorite movie, jigsaw puzzles) and focus on the now.
  • Don’t try to fix what’s making you hopeless right away.
  • Find some inspiration in the world. Artwork. The horizon. Store windows. (This primer on inspiration might help.)
  • Try not to fully isolate yourself. Being in the company of others can remind you that all is not lost.
  • . Get up and move. Physical activity releases endorphins that make us feel better.

 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wellness Sparkles
    Mar 27, 2021 @ 08:31:24

    Very helpful and amazing tips. I try to isolate myself less but I always find myself alone to avoid social stress. Exercising are really helpful too, when I’m feeling lazy or hopeless I usually get up, turn on the music and start dancing and it works like magic! Thank you for sharing this great tips 😊

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  2. Stephanie
    Mar 27, 2021 @ 08:45:24

    Asking ourselves what stories we are telling ourselves is a huge one as it helps us to put things into perspective. Great list of questions!

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  3. therunningbaker24
    Mar 27, 2021 @ 10:28:49

    thanks for these reminders and to try to look forward 🙂

    Reply

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