Are you going through a difficult time right now?
The healing process can be lengthy and painful, so you may be wondering aboutthings you can do tospeed it up.
Did you know that one of the benefits of helping others is your own healing? You can bring healing to more than one person at a time, sobranch out and help others to help yourself!
Here’s how helping other people canassist with your own healing process.
1. Shifts Your Focus to Someone Else
You can only think about your own problem for so long until you start to feel hopeless about it.If you’re helping someone else work through their problems, you’re not agonizing over your own.
At the very least, shifting your focus to another person is a good way to distract yourself from overthinking about your own situation. However, focusing on others is beneficial because it allows you to form connections with people who are also going through difficult times so you can support one another.
2. Helps You Learn About Yourself
Helping others work through their problems may give you insight into your own. As you see someone try to heal themselves, you may be able to apply that method of healing to your own situation. Live vicariously through the people you help and you may come out of their situation with a better understanding of your own.
3. Gives You a Sense of Purpose
If you’re struggling through your own healing process, you may have lost your way. One of the best ways to help others and yourself is through selfless acts of kindness. Acts of kindness can help you find yourself again by giving you something to look forward to and invest time into.
Since you’re making a difference by helping others in need within your community, you’ll feel like you’re living up to your full potential. You may eveninspire othersto help out in their community, too!
4. Helping Others Increases Happiness
We all know what it’s like when someone offers us a helping hand, but extending the helping hand can lead to elevated feelings of happiness and help us heal too. Acts of selflessness like feeding the homeless or organizing a group of people to pick up trash alongside the road make an impact on our communities and simply make us feel good about ourselves.
You don’t even have to work with people to reap the benefits of altruism! Volunteering at an animal shelter or donated baked goods are a good alternative to working with people that still allow you to make an impact on the world.
Helping Other People Heal
Now that you know a few ways that helping other people heal can help your own situation, it’s time to find someone whocould benefit from your help. From there, you may have better insight into devising your own plan towards healing.
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