Taking your focus off yourself and putting it on helping someone else isn’t just a distraction. It also reminds you that you have the potential to be a good person who makes the world around them a little bit better.
And then you get the benefit of living in that better world.
Plus, when you step out of your comfort zone and help someone else with their problems, you’re giving them the opportunity to help you with yours.
Last but not least, it gives you better perspective on your own troubles.
The second best way to cheer yourself up? If you still need some cheering after you’ve brightened someone else’s day…read a book. 🙂