ESTHER IJEWERE : 8 WAYS TO FIND HOPE WHEN YOU’RE HOPELESS
When life breaks you that it seems impossible to ever be healed. However, you were made to overcome and conquer. Here are eight ways you can find hope when your world gets dark.
- Find hope in letting go
Sometimes you need to realize the thing making you feel hopeless really is hopeless. Much of the circumstances of this world are out of your control. When this is the case, the most helpful thing to do is to realize that you can’t change the situation and teach yourself to accept it and let go.
2. Find hope in charity
This one is my best therapy. Serving others works in two ways to help you redevelop hope. First, it gets you outside of yourself and your hopeless feelings by focusing you entirely on someone else and their needs. Second, serving helps you see the world from the perspective of someone less fortunate than yourself, elevating your perspective on your issues.
3. Find hope in prayer
Connecting with a power greater than yourself is key to redeveloping faith. You can find so much peace from the assurance that there is someone greater than you.
4. Find hope in gratitude
Reflecting on all the amazing things in your life makes all the difference when attempting to rediscover hope. When you are desperately hopeless, this can be an enormous challenge. However, with effort, you can discover meaningful and valuable pieces of your life. Make a habit of taking inventory of all your blessings and use it as a way to redevelop hope.
5. Find hope in people
Sometimes you need to lean on other people and that’s fine. Let your friends and family know that you’re struggling and look to them for that light in your life. You will feel better.
6. Find hope in stories
Engaging with uplifting stories does everything to build your hope. Seeing examples of people who were able to make their way out of hard times is an inspiring and powerful tool to redeveloping hope.This is my niche and one of the reasons the women of rubies platform came into existence.
7. Find hope in fun
Sometimes you need to separate yourself from everything that’s bringing you down. Reinvent your life by doing things that make you happy.
8. Find hope in change
Sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference in restoring hope. Make a new friend, take a different route to work or try a new diet. Small changes, even though they may not be related to the source of your hopelessness, make all the difference when rediscovering hope.
Esther is the Editor-in-chief of women of rubies, a social activist, PR expert, Writer, Author and columnist with the Guardian Newspaper.
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