When we are experiencing severe sadness and doom, we often loose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel. It feels like our struggles have no end and life is never going to look better. Our perception of life in these instances is driven by our emotions.
Our emotions become so overwhelming and extremely hard to bear.
Hope is key. Without hope, we lose the will to persevere.
Life is full of ups and downs. It is important not to lose sight of the ups and just focus on the downs.
I know the ups are hard to see when we are extremely low but trust that life cannot be balanced without the ups and downs and hope is the first step towards change.
When I am supporting clients I hold hope for them the whole time.
If you are unable to maintain hope for yourself, find the one person who can maintain it for you and can remind you of it whenever you lose track of it. In my case, my husband is a great reminder of hope for me. You can find a friend, a partner, a professional or anyone who is able to offer you and remind you of hope.