Do you feel life’s not worth living anymore? Do you feel like you’re at your tipping point every day?
Life may be hard right now, maybe even unbearable.
You may be experiencing trouble in your school, at home with your family, or even among your friends.
Maybe someone close to you has betrayed you.
Or, maybe you’re always let down by how your efforts, thinking it doesn’t matter.
It’s tiring, isn’t it?
The struggles can be all too demanding at times.
So this is an open letter to those who have lost all hope in life.
It may not feel like it, but know this:
You are not alone.
No matter what you’re going through, crossing over the bridge and finding happiness again is possible.
It won’t be easy. No one says it will be.
You’ll probably even experience failures and feel close to giving up.
But. Keep. Trying. You’re strong.
Didn’t get out of bed early today? It’s okay. Go easy on yourself and try again tomorrow.
Didn’t pass your dream university’s entrance exam? Or that dream job you’ve been eyeing since forever?
You’re allowed to feel gloomy. Rejection stings.
Just know that you’re always allowed to rise above it.
Life is never about the outcomes.
To flesh this out, think about your crush for example! It’s fun daydreaming about your crush every now and then.
But once you confess and realize they don’t feel the same way, it can be devastating.
The fantasy, the dreams, it may be taken away from you.
Some of you may be able to move on quickly, but quite a few of you may take a little while longer to heal.
Perhaps you’ll feel hopeless you’ll ever find someone again.
But know, it’s not your fault.
When you’re too attached to the results, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment when you don’t get it.
And, let’s face it.
There’s no way that life will hand its best gifts all the time.
There’ll be detours, road bumps, and stop signs along the journey. Nothing will ever be smooth-sailing.
And once you realize that you can’t control the things outside your control.
But you can control how you respond to these things.
You can start to feel a little lighter, a little happier.
You may not notice it affect you much at the start.
But you will find it eventually.
Yup, the person you crushed on may be unreachable now.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t find someone else who isn’t.
That job or school you’ve always wanted to join may not be accepting you at the moment.
But there’s always the next one. And if not, then the next one after that.
Whenever it feels like the world is weighing down on you, please remember you’re not alone.
There’s always hope at the end of the tunnel.
The pain and listlessness you’re feeling now will eventually fade and you’ll grow from the experience.
Maybe not the way you once intended, but in a way that pushes you forward.
And once you feel like you’re slowly picking up the pieces again.
Which you, without a shred of doubt, will.
You’ll look back and thank yourself.
For putting in the consistent, daily effort to become a better person.
And for rising above your mind’s traitorous beliefs of hopelessness.
So, what should you do to make your future self happy?
A couple of things.
Find your larger purpose.
Realize you’re not alone in your journey. Seek your friends for support.
And work towards your goal day by day.
Each step is hard. It might even feel impossible.
But we hope you at least try.
You may fail. But try again.
Fight for yourself. However tiresome it becomes, never let yourself succumb to despair.
And, after time, your spark will eventually return.
Maybe in a way that differs from your expectations. But it will.
And a new you will emerge—happier, healthier, and wiser.
We hope you’ve learned from this article.
Allow yourself to rest.
But never stop fighting.
That’s all for now Psych2Goers!
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