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Source: https://chatsworthconsulting.com/2020/09/15/an-attitude-of-hope-2/

The other day I was interviewed by a reporter who was writing an article about how best to find a job after being laid off by. We talked about many specific skills and tasks, and then we hit what I believe to be, in many ways, at the core of the issue. “It’s important to not lose hope, to stay as positive as one can. It’s important to build practices and support systems to help keep hope alive,” I shared. “An attitude of possibilities and a strong attachment to hope helps many people get through the challenge of looking.”

What does "practices" mean here?

Thanks!

Jason
 

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It refers to the standard, accepted procedure of doing something.
 

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The other day I was interviewed by a reporter who was writing an article about how best to find a job after being laid off. [STRIKE]by.[/STRIKE]
Note the correction above. There should be no "by". It's just "laid off".
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/lay-off

As for your main question, you should always consult a reliable dictionary first to see if you can work out the meaning of any vocabulary. As a little exercise for you, take a look at the link below, and tell us which entry fits the meaning of "practice" in the context above.
https://www.lexico.com/definition/practice
 

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The other day I was interviewed by a reporter who was writing an article about how best to find a job after being laid off. [STRIKE]by.[/STRIKE]

We talked about many specific skills and tasks, and then we hit what I believe to be, in many ways, [STRIKE]at[/STRIKE] the core of the issue.

“It’s important to not lose hope, to stay as positive as one can. It’s important to build practices and support systems to help keep hope alive,” I shared. “An attitude of possibilities and a strong attachment to hope helps many people get through the challenge of looking.”

What does "practices" mean here?

Thanks!

Jason

Note my corrections to your first two sentences.

If you were the person who shared those words, as the piece suggests, you must have known what they meant!
 

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That's exactly what I thought when I read the first post, but the text is actually taken from link - they aren't jason's words.

:)
 

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If you were the person who shared those words, as the piece suggests, you must have known what they meant!
No. Jason took all that text from the website he cited.
[cross-posted]
 

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Fair enough. I didn't open the link. I assumed jasonlulu really had been interviewed and the interview transcript was in the link!
 

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Source: https://chatsworthconsulting.com/2020/09/15/an-attitude-of-hope-2/

The other day I was interviewed by a reporter who was writing an article about how best to find a job after being laid off by. We talked about many specific skills and tasks, and then we hit what I believe to be, in many ways, at the core of the issue. “It’s important to not lose hope, to stay as positive as one can. It’s important to build practices and support systems to help keep hope alive,” I shared. “An attitude of possibilities and a strong attachment to hope helps many people get through the challenge of looking.”

What does "practices" mean here?

Thanks!

Jason
As I read it, it means habits and activities.
 
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