Hope in the Darkest of Times: Story of How I Feel in Love with Hope

Hope in the Darkest of Times: Story of How I Feel in Love with Hope

Hope in the Darkest of Times: Story of How I Feel in Love with Hope
By Ara H. Assilian
October 26, 2023

Mental distress can take a toll on humans so that even the most favorable scenario turns negative in their heads. Ever since we came through COVID-19, life never got back to normal, like it used to be before. Even if you’re blessed now, there’s no prediction for tomorrow. Life can be brutal when it’s hard. During these dark times, we must find a ray of hope to keep going. As they say, it’s only time, and it’ll pass.

Although, we understand it’s easier said than done. So, here are a few valuable ways to overcome life’s formidable challenges. Keep reading!

Don’t Isolate Yourself

Talking to someone about your feelings sounds like the last thing you’d want to do. But did you know many people have overcome life’s most demanding challenges by being close to their loved ones? They might not have the solution to your problems, but hearing positive things and motivation from our close ones gives us that much-needed strength.

Let Go of Guilt

Guilt can ruin your peace if you hold on to it longer than you should. It can take to overthink scenarios that didn’t occur in real life. It’s all in your head. Just let yourself go free of guilt, and you’ll feel the burden lifting off your shoulders.

Spend Time in Nature

Who knew nature could be the much-needed cure to our distress? It is! It has the power of healing our mind, body, and soul. With the intensity of this storm, we saw that the trees were still standing and the stream was getting more prosperous. Just 20 minutes of nature time can reduce stress hormones.

Actively Practice Positivity

When things aren’t going in our favor, everything turns wrong. At first, finding a light in the darkest of times is nearly impossible. But once we can control our minds, we can handle it. To do so, we must focus on what’s good in our lives. Positivity is the key to fighting the negative, especially when everything else doesn’t work in our favor. Just close your eyes and visualize yourself in your happy place. This will quickly foster positive feelings in your mind.

Take Care of Yourself

Putting yourself first is not about being selfish. You deserve it for the sake of your well-being. We don’t prioritize self-care during these difficult times, which is a mistake. Sometimes, to get through the most demanding scenarios of life, it’s essential to reconnect with yourself first. Taking time daily to care for our brains and bodies helps us ground, connect, and stay positive.

Reading a Motivational Book Would Help

If you don’t feel like talking to anyone, confide in a book that gives you hope. We’ve seen people quoting, “I feel in love with hope” after they’ve read “Pearls of Life” by Ara H. Assilian. It is a book about the author’s struggles in a poetic format that gives hope and inspiration to people. Must read!

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