There are times I have felt as if I had reached the end of the road.Times of hopelessness and discouragement.I am pretty sure everybody has felt that way at some point in life.Personally,I’ve had times that I wish I could disappear from the face of the Earth,take a break from everything and just recharge.One of the most common questions during one of those times is,”what do I do?”
Prayer is the number one way of recharging and feeling better during your low moments.Just the thought of Someone listening to you and always being there for you can revive your joy.Prayer is the only way we get to express ourselves to Someone who doesn’t judge us but is always willing to help us overcome whatever we are going through.It is the only way you get to entirely pour your heart out to Someone who won’t go behind your back telling everyone what you said.It is talking to a Best Friend and a Father at the same time and what’s more soothing than that!
Over the years, I came to realize that good music excites the soul while sad music can bring back painful memories from your past and completely drain you.When you are down,choose what you listen to wisely because adding salt to the wound is not a good idea.I personally listen to emotional worship songs,cry my heart out then slowly move from emotional to energetic songs and just like that,my mood changes.We all have our preferences;mine is uplifting music that reminds me that I am loved by the Perfect Love of Jesus.
Again,we all have our preferences but I have seen this work for me so many times.A comedy movie has made me laugh and forget my sadness as much as a Christian movie has reminded me so many times that I am never alone.Personally, whenever my relationship with God felt strained,a good Christian movie would always bring me to my knees.Be careful what you watch during your low moments because we don’t want to make the situation worse.
We all have different things we enjoy doing which cheer us up.It could be dancing, singing, cooking, painting, drawing, writing and many more.Writing is my number one way of feeling better because I get to write down the things I can’t say.Focusing on a hobby when you are down will oftentimes cheer you up in no time.
Sometimes, loneliness can lead to feelings of hopelessness and discouragement because then,you get an opportunity to overthink and worry about things unnecessarily.Hanging out with friends who make you a better person is a great idea.Make sure they are people who don’t make you feel bad about yourself but rather motivate you to be the best version of yourself.
There’s just something about nature that makes us feel alive.Taking walks in the park, along a beach or wherever is another great way to clear your mind and recharge.It gives you a peaceful and quiet alone time to actually meditate, introspect and envision better days ahead of you.
7.Facing your fears
Oftentimes we’ve been told that running away from a problem doesn’t solve anything and that is true.We have to face our problems and fears in order to overcome them.Taking a leap of faith can lead to things we never thought we’d achieve.You have to trust yourself and above all trust in God because you never know how life-changing that one step could be.
Above all else, don’t give up.Don’t stop unless you have achieved your dreams.. and even then, don’t stop!Keep pushing, believing and praying for better days.Remember,it is usually darker when dawn is approaching.Your breakthrough is just one step away!