How to Care For Yourself When Hope Is Gone
To take care of yourself is hard enough let alone when you feel like you’ve lost hope.
The older I’m getting the more i am realizing that there will always be someone who doesn’t agree with you and those who won’t support you.
And then there will be those people who want you to have no hope at all.
First of all, if you have been made to feel hopeless, my hope is that you keep going anyways.
Secondly, I want you to know that you are here for a reason. & every little detail you’ve walked through and every next step you take is for a purpose.
No one else knows what it’s like to walk in your shoes & that is okay.
Not one person knows what you have been through like you do. There is 100% validation in all you’ve done, all you’re going through. And it’s OK that other people don’t understand, because maybe they weren’t meant to.
No matter how others may make you feel & whether they do it intentionally or not; that is between them and God and has nothing to do with you.
If they don’t face the consequence of their actions on earth we know that one day they will have to answer to God.
Jesus was mocked and called a liar by the majority who didn’t believe in his story and what he was doing. They didn’t believe the promises God was speaking to him, and they didn’t trust what he was doing. Yet, he continued to be himself.
Likewise, those who are trying to steal your hope are going to be naysayers regardless of who you choose to be. So be yourself anyways.
They doubt you because they are envious of the light you carry with you. These people don’t want to see you succeed because they thrive on drama and watching others fall down.
But, what they don’t want to admit is that they are inspired by your faith & watching you pick yourself back up.
So, spend time with those who encourage you to take care of yourself, and don’t spend time thinking of those who don’t.
Surround yourself with those who uplift you, and those who support you & your feelings, even when you’ve lost who you are.
You are meant to feel the feelings you were naturally given & to not be ridiculed for them. Emotions usually arise for a reason and to tell you something about yourself.
& you can learn so much about taking care of yourself if you listen to them.
A supportive community is everything when it comes to self care.
One where you are validated & loved for being exactly who you are.
You have the power to take control and to remove yourself from those who aren’t healthy for you & your family.
It’s important to realize that other peoples perspective of you is none of your business.
As a result, there is nothing you can change about what others think no matter how hard you try. You can’t change other people and what they say or how they say it.
But, what you can control is yourself and the energy you allow to surround you. You can control your thoughts and what you allow to effect you–that is where you hold your power.
Taking care of yourself is much easier when you know who you are & whose you are, what makes you happy, & what gives you purpose.
Continue to keep your eyes on what’s ahead of you.
We shouldn’t include ourselves in circles where we aren’t welcome. God never intended for us to feel the pain we feel from worldly problems. Though we become victims of others actions, we must not let that become our story.
Above all, go where you feel safe, where you feel included, and where you can help others. Go to the places where you can share your story and be comfortable being yourself.
Stop allowing yourself to feel less than. Because you are important.
You matter & your story matters. & not everyone is going to get you or your personality. The ones who don’t; those aren’t your people. I’ve learned.
Go where you are already accepted just by walking in & being you. Give your good times to those who appreciate them and love those people in return, & keep on showing up for yourself.
There are good people in this world who love you. & there are those who are dying to meet you.
This world needs who you are.
& there’s a huge place for you.
You can find your way if you can just believe it & start acting in such a way that will push you towards it.
- Trust the journey you are on.
- Know what it is that you want.
- Choose those who you spend the most time with carefully. Those who feel like a safe place. A place where you can express every bit of who you are without feelings of guilt or shame.
- Guard your mind, body and your spirit from negative energy and keep being the radiant person you are.
- Confront your feelings with the truth to begin moving on from them.
- Pray more, trust more, and act more.
- Stay true to yourself. What is meant to be will always be.
- Undoubtedly, don’t let haters drown out your hope.
- Keep being yourself.
- Don’t lose hope!!