AMAZING BENEFITS OF HELPING OTHERS
Helping others is not only by giving out money it can also be by volunteering your time or energy also. Most people believe that helping others is a way to make someone’s life happy but that is not only it, it also makes YOU better and happier. Lots of research and survey has been carried out on the benefits of helping others and it has been discovered that helping out the community actually boost your health, happiness and your sense of well being in general.
FACTS THAT HELPING OTHERS IS HELPING YOURSELF
As we have discussed earlier helping out the community will make you a better person and here are some facts backing this up:
GIVING HELPS YOU ATTAIN INNER PEACE
In a research made by United Health Group, it was discovered that 78% of people who volunteered for charity over a period of 1 year all claimed that during their volunteering period they felt a reduction in their normal level of stress. They said they felt more calm and peaceful when helping out. If you have lots of stuff wearing you down then you should consider giving out as this gives you a sense of accomplishment and help clear your head.
HELPING OTHERS REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE
This seems farfetched at first but after researches were carried out it was discovered that indeed giving back to the community help lower blood pressure. Some of the causes of high blood pressure like loneliness and depression can be eradicated by volunteering in charity works as this provides you with more social opportunities.
ALTRUISM IS CONTAGIOUS
A study has shown that when people see another person doing charity work they feel more obligated to do the same and hence the probability of more people helping others due to your charity work is high.
Helping others makes you appreciate what you have
Helping others who are in need help you realize what you have and makes you appreciate your position in life.
HELPING OTHERS GIVES YOU A SENSE OF RENEWAL
According to a research by the University of Texas it has been discovered that “Volunteer work improves access to social and psychological resources, which are known to counter negative moods”. If you have been through a rough patch then helping others is the best way to bounce back and feel renewed
HELPING OTHERS MAY HELP REDUCE CHRONIC PAIN
Impossible you say? According to a study carried on people with chronic pain, they claimed to experience a decrease in the amount of pain they feel after volunteering at a charity program.
HELPING OTHERS RESULTS IN LONG LIFE
All points we have made earlier when combined together result in a peaceful and comfortable existence which in turn can lead to a longer lifespan. Research has shown that the activities engaged by volunteers have a positive effect on their health thereby influencing their lifespan positively. This has been linked to the fact that volunteering eradicates loneliness, depression and help improve your social life.