Have you ever considered extending yourself to someone else that can make an enormous difference, not just in their life, but yours? It is no surprise that we have the habit to get stuck in our own problems, turning within ourselves and growing discouraged. Finding ways to help others, even if it is just being a mentor to them, in some way, will not only make you feel better from within, but you can extend your understanding by what they go through, that you may never encounter. Even something as raising their spirits with encouraging words, when they are feeling down, can make a world of difference to them and to you.
Whenever you have that opportunity to extend yourself to others, you will never know what positive path that they were meant to cross just through your encounter.