It is rightly said that life is a roller coaster with its fair share of ups and downs. As much as we want our coaster to only go onwards and upwards, we will have to deal with the frightening dips. These dips are the times that we need to remind ourselves about the ups that we experienced earlier, and the inevitable turn of the coaster upwards again.
Also, dips in our lives are less frightening when there is hope of an upturn soon. Today, I am sharing the two things that help me to keep hope alive when I am in the middle of a dip, and have no control over stopping the downward spiral. I believe that this can work for anyone.
1. Having an Attitude of Gratitude
You might have heard this over a million times now. After-all, it sounds cool and even rhymes. But as done to death this concept is, it is hardly ever practiced. I myself am only getting to it now by writing down a gratitude journal. I love lists, and so the journaling method works best for me. You could figure out what works for you. Nonetheless, being grateful for all the wonderful things that you have in your life really helps to put the tough times in perspective, and keep the hope of a better tomorrow alive.
2. Remembering that you have ‘Been There, Done That’
Chances are, this is not your first encounter with a difficult situation. If it is, then do refer to point 1 and be grateful that you had such a perfect, magical fairytale life till now. If not, then simply knowing that you have conquered something like this or even far worse will help tremendously in having faith that ‘this too shall pass’.
Keep your head high, your spirits even higher, and be prepared to deal with life’s situations head on. Like they say, so long as there is life, there is hope.
I would love to know what has worked for you. Maybe it could work for me too. What helps you to keep the hope alive when all seems lost?
This post is written for the AtoZChallenge2015.
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