Doing Good Can Do You Some Good | The Health Benefits Of Volunteering

 

Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose – You are helping others which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

Doing good, can do you quite a bit of good physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I personally find that when I know I am going to help someone in need I feel more joyful. There are so many benefits to volunteering besides giving back, here are a few..

Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose – You are helping others which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.The better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
Volunteering makes you feel useful – You find new meaning and purpose in your life by helping others. It also keeps you mentally stimulated.

Volunteering keeps you physically fit – Doing physical activities such as building homes for Habitat for Humanity, or packing food for a local food bank can take the place of exercising once or twice a week and keep your physique slim and trim.

Volunteering keeps your spirits high –  A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times

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