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Cultivating Resilience in an Uncertain World: 3 Tips for Practicing Active Hope

Are you feeling lost in your own life and unsure of what the next course of action should be?  

During the past three years we have had the COVID19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, inflation, interest rate hikes, and a real surge in mental health challenges. Also, we all personally struggle through our own challenges. Going through a divorce, losing your loved one, feeling stuck in a job you hate, battling a health condition….

Trying to have hope at a time like this can often feel futile when many of our circumstances can be out of our control. But a time like this can also be an opportunity to realise that we need to change something in our lives. 

Alternatively, the idea of ‘active hope’ is that we focus on our own mindset and actions, which we can control. We shift from a passive stance of wishing for a better future to an active and empowered mindset that propels us forward. Here are three essential tips to practice active hope, fostering resilience and positivity:

Create a Burning Desire:

Active hope starts with a burning desire—a strong commitment to a specific vision. Reflect and define what ignites your passion. Nurture this desire by revisiting and reaffirming it regularly.

Commit to Focused Effort:

Hope without persistent effort weakens self-belief. Break down goals into manageable steps. Dedicate time and energy each day to move forward. Embrace challenges as growth opportunities.

Keep the Faith:

Maintaining faith is crucial for active hope. Trust that the universe supports your journey. Cultivate belief in the goodness of life. Practice gratitude and surround yourself with supportive individuals.

By practicing active hope, we take a proactive mindset and intentional actions. Remember, active hope is not merely a wish but a deliberate choice to engage with life’s possibilities. Embrace the power of active hope and witness the transformative impact it can have on your life.

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