Hoping forwards

Today I want to think about moving forwards and how we can do that. It is possible to move forwards even after trauma.

Trauma costs us. It can be exhausting and can sap all our mental and emotional energy.

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” …

These scars sometimes just never heal and can make us feel internal pain that will never seem to end. Wounds that remind us of the toll simply living a life can cost us.

So what do we do in the face of all this? Well I think that to move forward we need to look at our life and see it from a different perspective. We may be wounded, we may be battered and bruised but there are things we can still enjoy and do, like eating mouthwatering chocolate, or cake, swimming or walking. And if you are in severe emotional pain, just having a sleep can help.

Being kind to oneself is so important. Being kind to those around us, treating ourselves and making plans for fun things brings hope into life. A focus on what will bring a smile to our faces or help the day get better.

So today’s recipe for hope is to make nice plans, however tiny. It is simply to be kind, whatever that may look like.

Keep building hope X

Published by hope2020exchangingdisappointmentforhope

I am a qualified social worker and run a community project for vulnerable adults. I am passionate about social justice. I feel that every life matters. No-one is insignificant or invaluable. I also believe that everyone has the power to change, although some may not wish to. Essentially, I believe in hope. Hope Wells is my writing name.

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