3 Strategies for Creating Your Own Hope
“I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.”
Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
There is nothing worse in life than feeling hopeless and helpless. It is often the beginning of depression. When you lose hope for a better tomorrow and a brighter future it becomes easier to give up - one yourself, on others, and on life.
a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
Being hopeful for a better tomorrow is difficult and exhausting when you are in the middle of a bad situation. You say negative things to yourself and eventually convince yourself that things will "never get better."
I will let you in on a secret: just because it has always been bad does not mean that it WILL always be bad. You need to understand the divergence theorem.
The divergence theorem helps us understand on a physical level how the interaction of forces are related to the boundaries of a container. It is derived from Gauss' Law which explains the interaction of conductive fields.
What does this have to do with you?
The energy inside of you (inside of your body container) can and will "leak out" of you. This means that if you are hopeful (positive energy), this will leak out. And if you are hopeless, that will leak out also.
Shifting your energy from negative to positive will impact how you show up in the world. And how you show up in the world will impact what you attract and what you repel.
Without getting too deep, what I am trying to say is this: you have more control of your life than you think.
Research on people who hope and know how to hope have proven that they experience less depression and achieve more in their life. There appears to be a direct correlation between hope and a beautiful life.
How do you cultivate hope especially and a difficult situation? I am glad you asked.
There are three specific actions that you can take NOW to create more hope in your life.
I am also linking some deeper dive articles related to this post (see sidebar).
Don't stay stuck in hopelessness another minute. You owe it to yourself to Love Your Unique.
And never forget that I am cheering for you!
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Weir, K. (2017). Mission impossible. http://www.apa.org. Retrieved 21 May 2017, from http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/10/mission-impossible.aspx