Here are three ways to work on this and build a stronger sense of hope.
1. Recharge your batteries.
Take a quick look at your current life issues. Then make a list of what drains you and what fuels you.
Of course, you probably can’t eliminate all the things that drain you. But you can push yourself to focus on the ones that fuel you and help keep you moving toward your goals.
2. Raise your expectations.
Do this with your life as well as your weight-loss plan. Build a belief that reaching your goal is possible, and that your efforts will work. If you stay consistent with them, any diet or exercise plan will bring results. So hold onto a sense of hope that of course, you will be successful.
3. Look ahead, not back.
In my book 100 Days of Weight Loss, lesson number one proclaims that your past does not determine your future.
Do you have a long list of programs you’ve already tried? So what. That has nothing to do with your ability to be successful now.
Regardless of your history, tell yourself that now, you are in a different place with new tools that will propel you forward.
Even if you feel like you’re at rock bottom, you can still cultivate a sense of hope. And even a tiny amount of hope can get you back on the road to a healthier life.
Listen to your hope voice often and train it to give you words of love and encouragement every single day!