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How Helping Others Improves Your Mental Wellness

Have you ever heard the expression that we’re all connected? It’s true. There’s no denying that we’re all in this thing together—for better or worse.

While everyone is their own individual entity with different (and sometimes opposing) values, there is one thing tying us together. Just look at the current state of affairs, and it’s clear to see that the mental wellness of humanity is needed more than ever.

With people feeling strange or disconnected, helping others is more important than ever. It starts with you. To learn how you can help your fellow human, read on.

Wellbeing 101: Improving Your Mental Wellness

When you think about your wellbeing and mental health, what comes to mind? Is it your possessions, your income, the nice car in your driveway, or a roof over your head? While these things are important in a survival mode type of way, it’s clear to see that they’re not the be-all-end-all.

It’s not all about you after all. When you focus inward on your own needs, you’re missing the big picture.

You can do better.

Why Give to Others?

If you’re wondering why you should give to others at all, here’s why.

It is scientifically proven that giving to others not only improves your immune system and stimulates serotonin. If a person even witnesses a random act of kindness, they too will benefit as well. As you can see there are so many benefits of volunteering.

You will find that your physical health, self-esteem, and life satisfaction will see a boost too.

Helping others is medicine for your mind and soul. This is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

What’s even more amazing, that you can do this no matter your income or “status”. Why is that? It’s probably because that’s part of how the universe likes to communicate by sending and receiving love through others.

When you see people like yourself and not a separate entity from you, you will start to see the magic that life has to offer. This reality is here to teach you things. Once you make that connection, you’ll see that life is happening for you, not to you.

Ways to Give Back

There are countless ways to start to donate your time. No matter how big or small, every little bit counts, right?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Phone a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
  • Help an elderly person cross the street
  • Allow for a car to merge easily
  • Mow your neighbor’s lawn
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  • Donate food to a food pantry

Try something on for size and get ready to feel good. You could even search to see if there are things you can do online to stay safe during these times. You could even try your hand at healthcare volunteering overseas.

If you are the creative type you could share knowledge by writing a blog post, sharing a video, or writing a comment on social media. You never know what people are going through at any given moment.

Take Care

Mental wellness is nothing to take lightly. Countless people suffer from this, so it’s your duty to get out there and start helping others.

This will restore your faith back in humanity. The world needs more love each and every day.

To keep up the positive vibes, be sure to check out our blog on the regular for delicious personal development tidbits.