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Why Is Hope So Important ?

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With all the shit that's happening in the world right now it's easy for anxiety, fear and confusion to seep into our thoughts where the silent monologue within our hearts ultimately asks the question:

“What reason do I have for hope right now?”

What's The Truth?

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Hope is a powerful emotion that can help us overcome challenges, cope with stress, and achieve our goals. It can also improve our well-being, happiness, and quality of life. In this blog, we will explore what hope is, why it matters, and how we can cultivate it in ourselves and others.

Hope is defined as a positive expectation or belief that something good will happen in the future. It involves having a vision of what we want to achieve or experience, as well as having a plan and a motivation to pursue it.

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Hope matters because it influences how we think, feel, and act. When we have hope, we tend to be more optimistic, resilient, confident, and creative. We also tend to have more positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, and love. When we lack hope, we tend to be more pessimistic, depressed, anxious, and hopeless. We also tend to have more negative emotions such as fear, anger, and sadness.

Hope is not just a feeling or a wish. It is an active process that requires effort and commitment. It is also contagious: when we have hope ourselves or when we see others who have hope in us or in something bigger than us (such as God), it can inspire us to have more hope too.

It's one of the most important gifts that we can give ourselves and others. It can make us happier, healthier, and more successful. It can also make the world a better place.

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How Do We Stay Hopeful?

Hope can be cultivated by practicing some strategies such as setting realistic and meaningful goals; identifying our strengths and resources; seeking support from others who share our vision; celebrating our progress and achievements.

Learning from our failures and setbacks to Stay hopeful in the darkest of times can be challenging but it's so important that we do.

Here are some tips on how to stay in the darkest of times-

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  • Change the negative into a positive by recognizing and monitoring your negative thinking patterns and replacing them with more balanced and optimistic ones.

  • Get out there and be social again by reconnecting with your friends, family and community who can support you and make you feel less alone.

  • Try to think clearly by avoiding irrational or exaggerated thoughts that can distort your perception of reality and make you feel hopeless.

  • Repeat your favorite mantra or affirmation that can boost your confidence and motivation.

  • Figure out what life means to you by reflecting on your values, goals and purpose1.

  • Be helpful to others by volunteering or sharing your skills with those who need them. This can give you a sense of fulfillment and gratitude.

  • Express gratitude for what you have, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. Gratitude can help you focus on the positive aspects of your life and reduce stress.

  • Make a difference in the lives of others by taking action for a cause that matters to you. This can help you feel hopeful about the future and empower you to create change.

  • Seek professional help if you are struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues that affect your ability to cope. There is no shame in asking for help when you need it.

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I hope you enjoyed the blog. I would love to hear from you, so feel free to leave your comments, questions and feedback below.

Thanks for Visiting ❤️

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               Why Listen To Me?
The short answer is I don't know.

Life 10 years ago looked very different for me......I was smack bang in the middle of a mental health breakdown failing in every part of my life

As I now find myself walking into my early 40s my story has very much changed..... It's moved from A troubled life I thought I was destined to live to one that's filled with mental health recovery, meaning and purpose.

The me now lives and works in Manchester using the Madness he experienced in the past to help others fix their Minds...... If that's something you might be interested in this blog might be for you 😊

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