50 Ways to Stay Well #18 – Volunteering

You often hear about the benefits of volunteering. Besides the benefit to your community and worthy organizations, it helps you feel more socially connected and helping increase happiness. Studies are showing that people who donate their time see improved physical health, including lower blood pressure and a longer life. Other benefits include:

  • Volunteering time makes you feel like you have more time.
  • Volunteering your skills helps you develop new skills
  • Volunteering your experience helps build your experience
  • Volunteering your love makes you feel more love

We all feel like there isn’t enough time in the day, so start off small. Start with a one-time volunteer commitment for an event. From there, you can start with an hour or so a month and work your way up to a regular schedule.

At the Donut Dash!

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