Healing by Helping Others
Today we’re going to talk about healing from your divorce through the act of helping others. A simple act that can change the lives of others, but just as important, it can change your life as well.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with sadness after a marriage ends. Something that you thought would last forever is now gone. You’re dealing with a host of emotions that send you on a roller coaster every day.
One way some people have found helps them through this time is donation their time to a worthy project.
I know, you’re probably thinking, “who has time for that?” And maybe you don’t. If your children are small, or you have a demanding job that requires many hours then you may already have enough on your plate.
This doesn’t have to be a time intensive project.
Even donating a few hours a month can produce a positive effect.
How will this help you?
You’ll feel good. Helping others is an easy way to feel good about yourself, and there is evidence that helping others can improve your health. Studies have shown that it improves your self-confidence, combats depression, and can even help you stay physically active.
You’ll be distracted from your own problems and get your mind on helping someone or something that is bigger than you…bigger than your divorce.
You’ll see that no matter how big your problems are; there are always those who look to someone like you as a beacon of hope. If you’re children are older this may be an activity you can do together. They’ll get the positive benefits, too. This is a win/win/win situation for everyone. Give it a try and let us know how it goes by posting below!