Evidence shows that having hope and faith in something provides us with a stronger grasp of our mental health. I am not belittling anyone's faith down to that of a groundhog, but if you think of it in the above context, we are "hoping" for a shorter winter; "hoping" for more sunshine and less time to wait for warmer temperatures. All of these things are connected to feeling better overall. Once we have faith and belief about something in our heads and hearts, we tend to utilize it and access it when we need to. By doing this, we tell ourselves that the importance of this faith and belief is a strong support system, and that is healthy.
Too often, I see clients who lack a strong support system, leaving them feeling alone and lonely. It is important to start to support yourself; to find things that matter to you and create a faith and belief system around that. It is hard to ask people for support or for something that you need if you are unsure of the answer yourself. Most importantly, believe in yourself. Believe and have faith that you possess everything you need in this moment today. You may have to work a little harder some days to find it, but know that it is there. You may be unsure of it (like the 45% accuracy of the groundhog), but know that the first step is having the faith that your belief exists in the first place.