Helping others helped me improve my health. Despite feeling unwell, by doing something achievable, like writing a blog to help others on a similar journey, I stopped focussing on myself and realised I could still achieve something useful and contribute to others.
Having worked in communications, as a counsellor and in pastoral care, I've learnt that there are times when we need support with life's challenges.
To this end, I write blogs and features on how to find wisdom and opportunities for growth in difficult situations. Challenges can help us learn new skills like resilience. When we're better armed, we can face our future with skills that help us move forward.
If you are struggling right now, seek the help of an experienced counsellor. I also encourage journal writing because it can help us discover our own wisdom and answers.
Meditation, Contemplative Prayer, mindfulness, time in nature and engaging in creative pursuits are also healing and calming, especially for anyone suffering with anxiety and depression.
I share more of my own experiences with various techniques on my blog here.