Building On Hope Can Keep You Going.Staying focused and motivated can be difficult for anyone, especially with the myriad of distractions in this high-tech, ultra-busy world we live in.
But for those with schizophrenia, staying motivated and remaining focused on the end goal can be even more challenging. Nonetheless, there are many resources and coping skills that can assist in a successful outcome.
"Motivation comes from hope," says David Palmer, a Baltimore, Maryland, resident who has schizophrenia. "One has to make the effort to improve your situation. It is easy to give up hope and become apathetic and give up socially. But I've been in treatment long enough to know that I can overcome the obstacles."
Palmer says that staying motivated means forgiving yourself for past mistakes and believing in the future. It is also important to have in place a number of coping strategies for times when things are difficult.View Article