What helped? Venting and talking about my feelings definitely helped. I also went to a Celebrate Recovery group that was very helpful. But the main thing helped is putting into action my thoughts of doing things for others.
I do a lot to help people that use the Family Center. I donate money, spend my time doing different volunteer things and trying to raise awareness on sexual assault and domestic violence.
The other night, as I was doing some of my self care stuff, it hit me! A lot of people that need the services of the Family Center probably don’t have many things, let alone items to help with the self care.
Today I hit the dollar store and Walmart and found some cool things to get started on this.
When I began thinking about others’ needs I stopped feeling bad about myself.