#Skullcoasting 101

Pivoting your thoughts from discouragement to hope can be as simple as using the word "maybe" more often in your self-talk.
If we're in the middle of something unpleasant, we can consciously skip to the place (emotionally) when we feel better. The way to do that is to use bridging thoughts that feel more hopeful than those you're currently thinking. Remember, they have to be things you believe, or they won't do you much good.