How To Dream Again When You Feel Life Is Over
How to Dream Again When You Feel Life Is Over
Your Journey Towards Hope
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
A small word that holds an entirely new life in itself.
Sometimes, when the days look bleak and depressing, hope is what gets you to start over and to dream again.
When you have no hope, there’s no point in making an effort in life. There’s no point in getting out of your bed and going to work, meeting friends, and even eating. If you have no hope in your life, you stop dreaming and you feel that life is over.
But let me tell you one thing…
Even if it looks like it, life is not over. In the middle of all the ups and downs, there is a light shining at the end of the tunnel – Hope! You just have to find it.
How To Find Hope And Dream Again?
Now, the real question is how to find hope.
How can you become more resilient in the face of life? How can you stand tall and take everything that life throws at you, not just with a smile, but with hope? How do you refuse to give up, lift yourself and dream again?
Let’s look at some of the ways that can help you become resilient and gain the positivity you need to hope and dream again.
· Kill it with Kindness
Life has been unkind to you. It has been dark, cruel, and ugly. In the middle of this, doing small acts of kindness for other people can have an immense effect on your own mood.
Being kind to others can light up our lives with joy and the resilience to start over. Kindness is serotonin; it’s an antidepressant that will wash away the stress and hopelessness in you.
· Look at The Bigger Picture
Everyone has a larger purpose in life. When we focus our lens on the small challenges, it’s quite normal to feel that life is over. But when you look at the bigger picture, everything will seem to fall back in place.
Just like you have come this far, this phase will pass too. Just like there is a new dawn every day, you will also come out of this darkness. Hold the hand of hope and see how it teaches you to be resilient and dream again.
· Try Something New
Sometimes, a change in your environment can instill a new kind of hope in you. If you want, go for a vacation and discover new places. Give yourself the permission to forget past issues and try new things that can refresh your spirit.
When you step out of your comfort zone and do something different, it will breathe new hope in you. It will help you create a new you, and it will motivate you to dream again.
· Get Inspired
Sometimes all you need to dream again is a new perspective. And, a new perspective can come from something that inspires you.
You can find your inspiration anywhere. It can come from a book you just read, or a tv show you love to binge-watch.
· Build Connections
Follow others who have gone through the worst and come out stronger. If that seems hard, stay around people who are positive-minded and who understand your struggles.
If you don’t find a role model around yourself, look into the mirror. That is the best role model who can inspire you. Tell the person in the mirror, that’s it’s all going to be okay, and you will learn how to dream again!
Remember, that nothing in this universe stays the same.
As cliché as it sounds, day changes into night, and night changes into the day. Nothing will last forever, your depression too!
All you have to do is to instill that feeling of hope in yourself so you can refuse to give up, become resilient, and start over with new-found courage.
And, you will see that you will come out of it stronger, happier, and rejuvenated.
I will end this blog post with a quote that is very close to my heart:
“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.”
― Steve Goodier