14 Things to remember when you feel hopeless

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Thinking positively sometimes is a hard thing to do, especially when you are depressed.  However, challenging these negative thoughts is important.  How do you do that? How to Challenge Negative Thinking  What can you gain from thinking positively?  Benefits of Positive Thinking

x43 for blogIf you don’t think that something is possible, then chances are it will never happen.  How do you reach for your dreams?  7 Steps to Achieve Your Dream

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If you are in a rut, it is hard to remember that things can get better.   Remember that this won’t last forever.  What can you do if things are not going the way you want them to go?  Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

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Thinking that you are a victim can be an easy thing to do. However, it is important to remember that by doing this, you are going to just make things worse. Remember that you have overcome whatever you faced and you are stronger because of it. How to Break Out of a Victim Mentality

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Allow yourself to be happy. You deserve it! How do you allow yourself to feel joy? Ways to Experience Joy


There is nothing you can do about the past.  You can only move forward.  Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain

x47 for blogHeraclitus, a Greek philosopher,  said,  ” The only thing that is constant is change”  Things are going to change.   Oftentimes, there is nothing we can do about it.  It is important to accept that.  Keys to Accepting What You Can’t Change   Picture credit 

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If you focus on the problem, it is hard to think of solutions.  A lot of times it is your perspective that traps you and prevents you from moving on.  You can accept things and learn from them or you can stay hung up on things and most likely make yourself miserable.  Problem vs. Solution Focused Thinking Picture credit


You can’t always  change your circumstances. However, you can control how you deal with them.   Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go they merely determine where you start. ~Nido Quebin Ways to Change Your Attitude When You Can’t Change Anything Else

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Thomas Edison said, “I  have not failed. I have just found 10,000 things that do not work.”  There is a lot to be learned from this. It is important to not give up.   Powerful Lessons We Can Learn From Our Mistakes Picture credit

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If you look back a the times when you didn’t get what you wanted, oftentimes, things actually turned out for the best. If you keep thinking things will stay the same and there is no hope, chances are that is exactly what will happen.  Focus on the fact that things will get better.    9 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself When You Feel Like a Worthless Piece of Crap

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You will never get the chance to be in this moment again.  There can be something special about every moment and you should not let the moment pass you by. 10 Tips to Start Living in the Present    Picture credit


It is important to remember to remember to “not compare yourself to others and only compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.” ~Unknown  Also, Steven Furtick says, “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” A Helpful Guide to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others


Franklin D Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  You can be a better person and accomplish great things  if you challenge yourself and face your fears.  Betty Bender said, ” Anything I’ve done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death.”  Can you Be Grateful for Fear? Here Are 7 Reasons Why I Am.  Picture credit

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About Michelle Clark Bipolar Bandit

I am a strong advocate for the mentally ill and have been since I was first approached by a lawyer in a psychiatric facility as a teenager. He wanted me to help him fight how the mentally ill are mistreated. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17 after a full blown manic episode. Before that, I suffered from debilitating depression for 4 years. My goals are to help others by sharing my story and providing tips to deal with mania and depression. I often write blogs related to advocating for people like myself. I want to encourage, inspire, and educate those with #bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses and also include inspirational #quotes. I founded the group Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses and the page Mental Health Advocates United and have several social media sites that are related to bipolar disorder and/or advocacy. If you are an advocate or would like to be, I hope you join our FB group: Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses
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1 Response to 14 Things to remember when you feel hopeless

  1. Shirley says:

    I really struggle challenging negative thoughts, so this collection of quotes is excellent! I made myself a PowerPoint presentation of motivational quotes and pictures so I could play it to myself at work when I was struggling with depression. It does help!

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