7 Powerful Ways to Never Lose Hope
No matter how confident and strong you are, you will have to deal with rough times at some point in your life. Hope is not about who is strong and who is weak – it’s easy to lose it without noticing it. Hope can either enable you to step forward or give up on your dreams. Sometimes we feel like there’s no way out but hope is always here regardless of the situation. My friend, who’s currently trying to cope with depression, says that hope doesn’t exist. If you are going through a rough time and think the same way, here’s how to never lose hope and live a positive life no matter what.
1. There’s no perfect life
Perfection doesn’t exist. Your life will never be perfect no matter how hard you try. Your life can be happy, miserable or boring, but not perfect. If you choose to live a happy life, hope will always be with you. Learn how to turn your failures and disappointment into success, cultivate positive thinking, and try to surround yourself with positive people only.
2. Have a plan
Life without a plan is a hopeless life. You probably have many goals and dreams, but do you have an actual plan? Do you know what you should do each day to reach your goals? Your plan inspires you to work hard and never give up. It makes you more ambitious and assertive. It shows you the right direction and helps you be successful. If you don’t have a plan yet, today is a good day to make it.
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3. Cultivate long term thinking
When you think in the long term, it’s harder to lose hope. For instance, you’ve just got your paycheck and think what to buy. You can spend all money at once, or think in the long term and spend your cash when you really need to buy something. Thinking in the short term leads to nowhere, which is why you can lose hope and set wrong life goals. Cultivate long term thinking on a daily basis to live a brighter life.
4. Don’t let others take you for granted
When you feel like no one respects you, you lose hope and your life seems to be pointless. Your boss asks you to work overtime each day and you are afraid to say no because you love your job. Your partner tells you should change your plans today and you change them because you don’t want to upset him. Your friend asks you to do something for her and you spend the whole night doing that thing because you don’t have time to do it during the day. The problem is, you let people take you for granted. Learn how to say no when you don’t feel like doing something. People will respect you more than ever.
5. Find someone who has a similar goal
If you can’t drop weight, develop healthy habits, break bad habits or reach any career goal, find someone who has a similar goal or dream as you. This way, you won’t let each other to lose hope and definitely achieve that goal. My neighbor and I have a similar goal – we both wanted to get fit till the summer. Every morning I knew that I had to wake up early to run, because she’s waiting for me. We accomplished our goal thanks to each other.
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6. Follow your head
While it’s great to trust your intuition and follow your heart, it’s better to trust your mind when taking a serious decision, especially when it comes to relationships. Your heart may tell you that guy is nice and smart, but your mind will make you realize that he is a womanizer and you won’t change him. Once you master the art of making any decision with your head, you will never lose hope of living a better life.
7. Get out of your rut once a week
Being busy every single day is very popular these days, which is why so many people suffer from serious diseases. Your body and your mind need some rest. At least once a week forget about your tasks, projects, household chores, TV shows, social media and phone. Take a small trip to a less crowded place, where you’ll have an opportunity to spend some me time. If you live alone and you know no one will disturb you today, then relax at home. But again, switch off your laptop, phone and TV.
When a person loses hope, they lose their purpose in life and stop living a fulfilling life. Having a bad day isn’t the end of the world. Making a mistake isn’t a reason to give up. Stay strong and you will never lose your hope. What are your secrets of a happy life?