Feeling Hopeless In Life: Life is a long journey of ups and downs. No one in this world can guarantee to live a life without any hiccups or bumps. Smooth is one word that cannot be associated with us for a lifelong time period.
When we live in this world, we have to be part of a society and community. Humans cannot live in isolation. They need to interact not only with other individuals but also with their environment. These are factors which are not under our own control and can dictate the way we mold our lives.
Although the external factors of our lives are uncontrollable, we do have the leverage of changing or adapting the way we run our own lives.
Having positivity in life and leading it to an optimistic approach is a must. Those who feel depressed or lost when they face some hardships or shortfalls in life must learn to get back up and start from the beginning.
We should not live in a world where we see no hope. In fact, in many faiths and religions, hopelessness is a sinful act and people are preached to stay away from it at all costs. But the real question is what to do when there is no hope in life?
How does one cope with the despair of a loss or failure? What should be the ways we incorporate positively and hopefulness in our lives? To find some answers let us look at the discussion below.
There is not the hard and fast rule of keeping hopelessness out of our lives, but there are some ways we can try and remain positive about the happenings and surroundings of our lives. Focusing on these few aspects we can remain optimistic and learn what to do when we feel there is no hope.
Health is wealth:
One of the very well-known ways of dealing with your despair is to think about your health and physical wellbeing. According to many psychological and mental experts, if you do not have a problem with your health, you actually do not have a problem at all in life. Death is inevitable. Health is most certainly one of the most valuable assets we have.
Once lost it cannot be regained easily. Other factors like money, relationships, and worldly possessions become less important if we are not in good health to use them or enjoy them. If there is no physical strength we would not be able to survive in life. So always cherish health and see it as a positive indicator of hope.
This is not the end:
Time is a great healer. There is always time to do more. There is always a tomorrow after today and a day after tomorrow after tomorrow. This is the way we should learn to live our lives. Do not let failures or losses from the past linger on in your life. Always look ahead to the time that is to come. Take every new day a new start, with new opportunities and better strengths. Do not let your past or present ruin your future with hopelessness.
Your inner power:
No matter how many hardships and failures you face, no matter how many losses you go through, no matter how difficult life seems to be, it is your inner potential and strength which will always be a part of you no matter what happens.
Environments can change, people can change, situations can change but what you have inside of you will always remain your own possession. It will depend upon your attitude and willpower how you utilize this potential for positive outcomes in your life.
The grass is not always greener on the other side:
Start looking at the nothings with a different perspective. Instead of thinking about what you do not have, look at what you have. Take examples from others and see that there are worse people around you with greater miseries and hardships. Cherish what you have instead of sulking over what you do not have. Look at the situation from another frame of reference. Do not compare yourself with others. Look for things that could have been worst in a given scenario and how you have been saved from those worse situations.
Learn from your problems:
If you have undergone a bad patch in your life, if you are facing a failure or if you have lost something in life, try and get some positive learning out of this scenario. Think about the reasons why the negative occurred in your life and try and avoid them in times to come.
After the above discussion it can be pointed out, that whether to live with hope or without hope, it all depends on our own behavior and willpower.