By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: June 12, 2020
Dear Red Hot Mamas,
You are such a great organization by giving women information about menopause that I thought I would reach out to you. I am under a lot of stress now and want to give back to others in some way. Perhaps you might offer me some suggestions. Thank you.
Thank you for your kind words. Doing for others is a real stress buster and it actually is good for your health. Your acts of kindness also goes a long way in helping others.
Here are some ways that giving back to others helps your health:
Making genuine contributions to other people’s live, gives you a sense of purpose in your own life.
It connects you with more people. It adds a social support system to you and the people you are helping.
It keeps you busy helping others channeling your time and energy distracting you from your own worries.
It also increases your sense of self-worth, feeling more valued.
So where do you start?Look within your community for organizations that have volunteering opportunities. Here are some ideas:
Volunteer at a homeless shelter
Help out at your local library
Coach kids in a team sport
Deliver food to the homebound or the elderly
Participate in a blood drive
Just find an involvement that can utilize a skill or ability that you have. Start small, and try not to overcommit yourself at first. Good luck to you for all positive work in this area which you will do.