It doesn’t matter that you’re just one person. You are a powerful person and you can make an impact in the world. When you do this, you’ll be lighting up your own life too.
Abuse is a difficult hand to be dealt. It leaves us with a lot of painful emotions, memories, and impacts, meaning that it’s tough to live a fulfilling and joyous life.
But tough doesn’t mean impossible. When you choose to make an impact in others lives, you will be bringing yourself that joy.
It’s scientifically proven that when we help another living creature, we’re at our happiest. I bet we’d all know this was true even without that proof, though.
When we help someone, for a moment, our trauma is lifted. We feel empowered, compassionate, and maybe even a little vulnerable—in a safe way. We open our hearts not only to the other, but to ourselves too. That’s where real healing comes from.
If you’re hesitating, unsure about why or how to make an impact, watch this video.
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Don’t miss these highlights:
Exactly how the choice to make an impact will help you heal from abuse [1:38]
A bunch of ways of helping others that you can consider [2:03]
When you make an impact, you’re not only helping others. You might end up saving your own life too.
When I ran a self help blog years ago and was also struggling with my own suicidal feelings, the people I was helping held me accountable for staying alive. I wanted to show up and help again the next day. I wanted to make sure that I didn’t let anyone down.
Helping others is an amazing gift you can give yourself. It’s truly something I’d encourage you to try, especially if you’re struggling.
So, what way will you start to make an impact? Or how are you already doing this?
I’d absolutely love to hear about your plans or the healing results it’s already had on you! Feel free to leave a comment right below.
And, of course, share this with another survivor of abuse. We need all the support we can get—and it would truly mean the world if you could spread this healing around.