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You can feel a sense of hope, despite your health condition.

What you hope for likely changes with time. If you have been told that a cure may not be possible, you can hope for other things. These may include comfort, peace, acceptance, even joy.

Hoping may give you a sense of purpose. This, in itself, may help you feel better.

Tips to help build a sense of hope including the following:

  • Each day:
    • Set achievable goals to look forward to
    • Find small things in life to look forward to
  • Plan something to get your mind off your situation.
  • Do not stop doing the things you like to do.
  • Plan your days as you have always done.
  • Start a new daily routine.
  • Set dates and events to look forward to. 
  • Don't impose limits on yourself - or let others impose limits on you.
  • Look for reasons to hope, while staying aware of what is at hand.
  • Buy green bananas.

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