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If you find yourself in a funk and regularly feeling down, there is value in not looking inward at your own problems constantly.

Rather, look outward – because just as you can feel down or have a bad day, others around you have the same thing, too.  This is not to minimize your problems or even compare them to others.  Instead, it’s an opportunity.

One of the healthiest things you can do when you are going through a rough time is to put a pin in dwelling on your problems and look to see if you can help someone else who is going through a difficult time.

It’s not ignoring your problems, but what you will often find is helping others, can help you feel better, too. That’s a win-win.


**Eric has his Masters in Counseling.  When he’s not on B105.7, he works as a private practice counselor**


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