Whether we like to admit it or not, sometimes life beats us down. Staying positive in a corrupt and unfair world is difficult; and sometimes hope can be lost little by little until we’re left wondering if things can ever get better. I’m here to tell you that they can! Here’s how you can reignite the flame of determination when you’re at your lowest.
Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, but they can also bring a person who’s already feeling low even deeper into the blues. If you’re deep in despair, don’t sit tight: get involved with volunteering initiatives or start exercising. It may not seem like much, but physical activity really does help combat depression: and volunteering makes the world a better place.
Look Forward, Not Back
It’s easy to dwell on the past and rethink old decisions when things aren’t going well. Of course, the easy thing isn’t always the right thing. Harping on the past doesn’t accomplish anything. Instead, whenever you find yourself revisiting past events, immediately choose to use that time to plan out the future. That’s how you can flip the script and start using wasted time in a constructive way!
Keep the Faith
No matter what religion you represent, placing faith in a higher power is an invaluable step to take toward gaining the strength to persevere. Believing that there is no higher power– or that the world is without purpose, is a popular sentiment these days. However, I can’t even begin to imagine how you can deal with hard times if you truly believe that! I am thankful for my belief in God for many reasons, but near the top of the list is the comfort I get from knowing that there is a higher power who has a plan for me no matter what happens.
My name is Jessica Cox, and my faith has motivated me to not only overcome life’s hardships, but inspire others to do so as well. I’ve told my story to people around the world, and if you’d like me to do the same at your next convention, meeting, or faith-based gathering, call me at 520-505-1359 or contact me on my website.