8 tips for keeping Hope Alive

When the challenges and setbacks of life seem overwhelming,  we can feel a loss of hope.  Though family and friends give words of encouragement and support, It can still be tough to pull ourselves out of despair, anger, disappointment and frustration. However, by understanding that hope is a choice, we can cope better and keep it alive.

Also, by making hope a choice, we put ourselves in control of how we react to our circumstances and how we’ll handle whatever comes your way.  

Though it’s not so easy when going through tough times  to maintain a hopeful disposition, always know that you can draw upon hope to see things in a new way.

I get great inspiration from reading articles about individuals who despite the challenges they faced, they did not lose hope.  You and I can also use hope to embrace our future. By building this inner strength with practice, it becomes innate.

8 tips to cope hope alive.

  1. Believe that so long as you are alive, there is hope.
  2. Express how you feel – When you feel negative emotions arise, try not to judge them. Rather, shift your attention to the future.
  3. Accept and adapt to things that you have no control over.
  4. Give yourself daily pep talk
  5. Accept all the support you can get
  6. Pray for strength and courage to take one day at a time
  7. Look at the possibilities in your life, not the limitations
  8. Know who you are  – knowing what you value, what makes you happy and what your unique talents and skills are which deepens life. You also may uncover old belief systems that are holding you back. This inner wisdom invites healing and transformation which gives you hope for a better future.

Hope’s Superhero – Superman – Christopher Reeve

Hope helped Christopher Reeve best known for his role as “Superman” to endure a devastating spinal cord injury caused by a competitive horseback riding accident in 1995. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe without a ventilator. In spite of this traumatic, life-changing event, he made a deliberate choice to be productive and not be a burden to his family, which gave him hope. He started the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (what it’s now called today) with the goal of finding a cure and advancing the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries.

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