Get rid of those old jeans that don't fit you. I know how difficult it can for bipolar individuals to let go of something that is comforting. You could recycle any clothing, like those jeans, you know the ones that you wear but can’t button the waist. Donate them, you will feel good in donating and also feel better in some new, well-fitting clothes, though as a bipolar individual, remember not too overboard on spending.
A contract job I worked on some time ago was to close of the Boston office of a major broadcast company. Not only did I project manage the entire close down job, but also worked on the shipping schedules, equipment pickup and delivery, recycling and best of all, contribute a great deal of goods to charities. of all. Donating office supplies and office equipment to family oriented nonprofits was a great feeling. A lot of equipment went to a broadcast museum and a cable TV nonprofit group. I had over 4000 books donated to a nonprofit reseller and many more items not mentioned here.
Philanthropy is not only good for the wealthy; the average person can and should do it. With just a little effort, you can donate an item or help someone give excess or no longer needed items of clothing, tools, equipment or office supplies. Businesses should be considered part of philanthropy, the business of giving. Not only do you reap the benefits of helping someone out, you may also receive a tax benefit. I felt real good about being able to donate the supplies from this Boston office to various charities. Philanthropy is not just for the elite, but for you too, help someone out. This should make you feel good inside, philanthropy and giving is for everyone. These actions no matter how slight will bring a feel good situation with bipolar individuals as well as those free from bipolar.
Zawistowski, P. (2011, September 28). Philanthropy, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, May 8 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/workandbipolarordepression/2011/09/philanthropy
Author: Peter Zawistowski
I always appreciate your writing. Thank you, Peter for a deeper understanding. All is well.
Good ideas. I find it very hard to part with things. I figure in the future i'll use them, I'll fit them, etc... Your article has inspired me to be a bit harsh on myself and see about re-homing them and maybe turing articles into something I will use NOW and have space for what I won't use now once it's gone.
I appreciate your comment, it has taken me more than four years to decide to clean up the "excess" around my house & basement. I was amazed on how good I felt to rid my self of old items and possibly old thoughts. Don't be too harsh but keep at it.