August 16, 2023
3 Ways To Find Hope In Uncertain Times
Let's face it, the last 18 months or so have not been the best for most people on this earth! All we have to do is to glance at the headlines to see that!
But in general, life isn’t always the way we want it to be. Even at the best of times, the job we thought was safe might not be there tomorrow. There’s always some natural disaster somewhere. And people seem to be more cruel than kind.
It’s easy to get caught up in a negative spiral of self-doubt and anxiety.
So how do you stay hopeful and positive when around you all you see are negative messages and fear porn?
Hope In Uncertain Times Tip # 1
Be Here, Be Now, Be Present.
By focusing on the present, you will find it easier to take a step back and act as an observer. By practicing mindfulness, you’ll see how you can enjoy the simple things in life, no matter how bad things may seem. All worries and fears of the unknown can melt away if you focus on the present. There are plenty of ways to practice mindfulness. Check out a few of them here.
Hope In Uncertain Times Tip # 2
Look for ways to exhibit compassion and empathy
Spreading hope needs to start somewhere. Begin with the one person you can control, and that is yourself. Also, by looking for opportunities to pay it forward through random acts of kindness, you then become the impetus for others to do the same. Your compassionate heart and ability to walk in another’s shoes will be the guide to those around you. And even if it’s not? You’ll have at least changed one heart - your own.
Hope In Uncertain Times Tip # 3
The person without hope becomes stagnant, preferring to hide from the world. If you find that’s the case with yourself, then it’s time to force yourself into action, even if you don’t feel like it.
- Get out of the house.
- Call a friend and suggest an outing or go by yourself.
- Find a green space somewhere - because these places have been found to create calm and contentment in those who spend even a few minutes there.
- Pick up litter, hug a child, join an activist group
- Do something that makes you feel good inside, and there you will find hope blossoming.
The key is to find a positive action and embrace it, whatever that might be.
Bonus Tip: Have An Attitude of Gratitude!
The above three tips are all essential to give you hope. However the most important tip of all is to be grateful! Consider what you already have and be grateful. It will foster your mind and give you the greatest hope of all. Check out these articles for more information.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the negativity of the world around you. Only by actively seeking hope will you find it. By practicing these 4 tips regularly, you’ll find yourself able to look forward to each day, no matter what’s going on around you.
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