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By Damilola Faustino

You dream. You make goals. You work hard. You expect results. But, a lot of times those expectations are not met. You don’t achieve your goals. You lose hope. Life seems so unfair when you do everything you can and still don’t get the desired results. You think nothing is going your way anyway, so what’s the point of even trying? You don’t feel like doing anything, you don’t feel like trying again and you are tempted to give up easily. You do not have to abdicate your dreams. Here are things to do when you aren’t hopeful about anything in your life.

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Work on yourself

Practice self-care. Improve your pre-existing skill sets or learn new ones. Feel good about yourself and your abilities. Invest your time in inculcating productive habits that keep you engaged and motivated. Habits make you stick to a routine and teach you persistence and perseverance. And this sort of determination helps you to move ahead in your life despite any obstacles that you might face in your way.

Focus on what you can control

One of the reasons we become hopeless is when we see things not going our way. A lot of external factors affect your life and you can’t control everything. The desire to control every situation is only going to exhaust you completely. Worrying about things you can’t control isn’t going to help. Focus on what you can control or improve and forget about the rest.

Avoid coming to conclusion too soon

Some persons are sometimes too quick to judge situations before it even unfolds completely. Wait before forming an opinion about a particular situation. Because a lot of times, you tend to overthink things and worry unnecessarily. And things aren’t as bad your mind makes it be. In those hopeless moments, you just need to take a step back and reflect on your thoughts.

Thoroughly think through your situation

When you’re upset about a particular situation not going your way, take out a pen and paper and list the positives, the negatives, the things you can and can’t control. Writing your thoughts down will give you a clear perspective and will give you the time to rethink and make a correct decision to proceed further.

Allow yourself to open up to endless possibilities

Hope is an amazing feeling that lifts your life and sets the path to more positivity. It all begins with hope. When you believe that good things are coming your way, you prepare yourself for it and work accordingly. It pushes you in the direction of more hard work and commitment.

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