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Maintaining hope

Don't be surprised by having a bad day. It's to be expected. It's not a sign that you are getting worse, but a normal part of life. 

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Experiencing setbacks and maintaining hope

Setbacks are often opportunities to learn and practice new skills, and to build resilience toward further setbacks.

Maintaining important life pursuits despite the setbacks.

Dropping out of meaningful activities can add to any painful emotions. Whilst reducing activity level can give us short term relief, in the long term it can lead to a sense of emptiness and dissatisfaction. Keep regular life going as much as possible during a crisis.

Focus on moving in the right direction, rather than the distance to your destination.

Access support from others

Support from others can help us in getting back on track in times of setback. 


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Inspirational quotes 

“It does not matter how deep you fall, what matters is how high you bounce back.” Unknown

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”- Thomas Edison

“Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” Og Mandino

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self discipline, and effort.”- Jesse Owens

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon–

“He who has hope has everything”- Arabian Proverb