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  • Writer's pictureShazia Peeran

Volunteer Work Makes You Happier

Getting up in the morning was hard sometimes. But as soon as Abby got to the animal shelter, the wagging tails made her feel on top of the world. To those dogs, Abby was a hero, so she couldn’t let them down.

She couldn’t help but notice that the more she volunteered, the happier she was in her day-to-day life. But why is that?

How does volunteering make you happier? Well, it turns out that human beings are hard-wired to enjoy helping others. Research has shown that the more we do for others, the better we feel.

Abby’s volunteer work with dogs was probably making her happy because of scientific proof that shows that spending time with animals reduces anxiety and stress.

Volunteering also helps people feel good about themselves, because they know they are giving back to the community, and making a real difference. Instead of only worrying about themselves, they have a greater sense of purpose.

Want to boost your happiness big-time? Start volunteering and you’ll be able to notice a real difference in your self-confidence, sense of purpose, and overall sense of wellbeing.

Head over to a shelter to help in person and when you are short of time head over to sign up as a group and start giving your community a helping hand.


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