“How to Find Hope When You Have None”

“How to Find Hope When You Have None” @ToddBrison https://medium.com/@ToddBrison/how-to-find-hope-when-you-have-none-31aa1ba4fba

This posting came through my inbox, and it really hit home for me. 

Last week was rough for me, and the weekend was painful on a few different levels, and i recognized that I was contributing to the negative drift by succumbing to a sense of defeat, and losing the sense of confidence and hopefulness that I’d been cultivating over the past couple of months. 

And the first point, about allowing oneself to get isolated is so important. The one good thing I did for myself this weekend was to fill my days with people who were kind and supportive, and who also encouraged me through conversation to get out of my own head. 

So, thank you to everyone who helped me through this anxious weekend (some of whom are more remote, through kind social media comments and messages). 

The other items on the list from the post are good, too.