Sometimes the world can feel like a dark and hopeless place and the only thing you want to do is to stay in bed and lock everything out. Here’s a little list of things to do that will help you feel a bit better.
Terrible things happen every day everywhere. Media constantly feed us with images of war, conflicts, accidents, natural disasters and the misery continues when you step out of your home with beggars and homeless people around every corner. This makes many of us frustrated, we want to help but where to start and how to go about it? What can I,a little tiny human, in a big world filled with so much injustice do to make it better? We feel just the same, but by taking one step at a time, we can help and fill our days with love and in that way make the world a better place.
1. Give warmth
Open up your closet and dig out that warm sweater you never wear. Bring it to a place that will give it away to people who needs it or give it to someone you think might need it.
2. Sit on a bench
Turn off you phone, go outside and find a park, sit down. Look at everything that happens around you, then close your eyes and listen, what do you hear? The world is magical and we will find ways to cope, just listen and watch.
3. Support someone you believe in
Maybe you really like that not-so-famous musician you listen to from time to time on Spotify or maybe you even dowloaded it for free? Why not buy the album or that favorite song? Telling the artist that you think their work is amazing.
Think of the nice person you know. Write them an email letting them know how much they mean to you. Or why not say it to their face the next time you meet?
5.Acknowledge the people around you
Whether it is the bus driver who takes you to school or work, or if it’s the beggar in the street, stop for a moment and say “hi”. Ask them how they are doing, acknowledge their existence and give them a smile.
6.Spread the love
Buy post-its and write down “you matter”, “Breathe” or “everything will be ok” and carry these notes with you, leaving them in the office bathroom, in elevators, on wind shields. Keep a few for yourself to remind yourself.
7. Help out
It doesn’t have to be a big thing, maybe help someone carry their luggage or buy a beggar something to eat. Why not ask a colleague if you can help them in any way when they seem to be overthrown with tasks.
By: Victoria Thoors Photo: Ian Schneider