So how do we help ease the feeling of hopelessness? Begin by playing devil’s advocate with yourself.
When you’re feeling hopeless, you talk yourself out of trying new things because you feel there’s no point. Due to this lack of action, your hopelessness wins, and your negative thoughts become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
So, make the decision to doubt your hopelessness! Take a moment to consider that you could be wrong, and maybe even experiment with some optimism.
If optimism seems hard right now, try doing something new. Let go of how you’ve been thinking and acting if they haven’t been working for you. If you’re complaining, avoiding, or participating in other actions that aren’t beneficial, try something new!
Can you think of any actions, thoughts, or patterns that you’re engaging in that are no longer serving you? Can you think of any changes you can make that might help you create a brighter outlook for yourself and your future?
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May you have a wonderful week.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.