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Giving is the act of providing love or support. It’s donating your time, money, resources, your talents and skills to those around you. In turn, it creates warm, fuzzy feelings when we serve others in this way.
Why should you give?
For starters, giving makes us happy. This altruistic behavior is great for our emotional well-being. Also, those feel-good vibes are helpful for our mental and physical health. Without a doubt, this is especially important during the pandemic with physical distancing. Many feel isolated and alone. Your act could greatly lift someone’s spirits.
Next, giving is good for our health. Check out some of these health benefits:
- Less anxiety and depression
- Lower your stress levels
- Lower your blood pressure
- Improve your confidence and self-esteem
- General sense of happiness
- Live longer
Pretty amazing, right? You must be wondering why there are so many benefits to giving. Well, giving releases endorphins which produce a “helper’s high”. In other words, there’s a science behind all this.
It gets better! Giving is contagious. When we give, we start a beautiful cycle. We help others feel great with our giving and the recipient will want to give to someone else.
Are you pumped up and ready to give?! I bet you are!
Here are a few ideas to get you started!
- Raise funds for a local organization
- Support causes that are meaningful to you by sharing on social media
- Donate your talent
- Write letters to essential works and elderly
- Pay off someone’s layaway balance
- Provide lunch for those working over the holidays
- Sponsor a military family
- Fill stockings with water and snacks for the homeless
- Have a meaningful conversation with a friend or family member
Now that you have your mind and heart ready to go…
Go and get high on giving! You’ll boost your mood and, most importantly, you’ll make someone’s day!
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