End Your Depression by Helping Others
You can make a difference
A reader on Quora asked the following question: I am feeling lonely and depressed. I am living alone, go to work alone, and rent a house alone. What should I do about this situation?
Here are my thoughts:
You are not alone! I have been there as well. And so have Millions of others. It is easy to write an answer to your question, but words have little meaning in a state of depression. However, small actions have a huge effect on changing your happiness level.
Try something small, and see if it makes you feel different. Take a few minutes and do something for somebody else that needs help. Something that will make a big difference in their life. Give some food to a homeless person. Take some clothes to a shelter and personally give them out. Ask your friends and neighbors to donate their old toys and then YOU personally go to a shelter and give them to the kids. You get the idea.
You will feel better about yourself. This is because you have just done something that MATTERS! Just like you MATTER!!!! The funny thing is, if you look really deeply at yourself, the living alone, working alone, renting, ect, are not why you are depressed. These are only symptoms of the underlying cause of your depression.
The Root of Depression
If you are like most people, the depression comes from feeling you just don’t matter. Feeling like you have no hope, like you can’t make a difference and have no value.
The fact is, nothing can be farther than the truth. You have YEARS of experience, knowledge and wisdom from the things you have done over your life. This reservoir of gifts all bottled up inside of you needs to be shared with others. You really do have a value.
Find the little things that you are passionate about and come up with a plan to help others in need. Figure out the activities needed to make it happen. Execute on these and watch your loneliness disappear.
If you need help or ideas, you can visit Great Past 60 – Live your golden years with dignity, security, and abundance! to find the resources and ideas you need to start making a difference.
You can find a place called Feedspot that ranks motivational websites. They post the top 40 motivational sites on the internet. Within these top 40 sites, I am sure you will find even more great ways to end your depression. Here is the link to feedspot, and good luck on your quest.
It is easier said than done. Having been where you are, I get this! Little changes make big differences. You can change the world for you and those you touch. One person at a time.
God Bless You.