HOW DOES VOLUNTEERING HELP YOU?
So you are thinking about making your contribution to the society? You feel confused? You don’t know which charity to choose or which cause to support? There are plenty of individuals like you who have similar questions in their mind. At times you might even think of giving up and going home because with your busy life, you do tend to find it hard to make time to volunteer. The community can wait. Following are 3 simple yet very strong reasons that would make you turn around and inspire you to follow through with your decision to volunteer:
1. Makes You Happy
It is not just about working hard and giving back to the community. Helping others makes you happy according to a study conducted by the London School of Economics on a large group of American adults. The results were astounding but not unexpected. They found the more the people volunteered for selfless acts the happier they became.
2. Connects You To Others
Any kind of volunteering activity helps you connect with people. Your community comprises different kinds of personalities and even the small tasks that you carry on can make a real difference in their lives. Dedicating your time, efforts and insights helps you make new friends and further expand your network. It also boosts your social and communication skills and makes you a peoples’ person.
3. Good For Your Mind And Body
Volunteering does help the community but it also helps the volunteer in a lot of ways;
Not many people know but selfless acts of volunteering help relieve stress, anger, and anxiety in one’s demeanor. The social contact and connect with people have a profound effect on one’s overall well-being.
You can fight depression by coming in regular contact with people from different backgrounds and cultures. The solid support system that gets developed does not only help others but you too by keeping you happy.
Volunteering for your favorite cause also increases your self-confidence. When you do well for and to others, you get a natural sense of accomplishment which in turn makes you feel better about yourself and enhances your self-esteem and instills you with pride.