Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations. ~ CatherinePulsifer
2020 is literally knocking on the door.I am sure most of you must have started to think about what your New Year's resolutions will be for the upcoming year. While you might have already started filling your resolution list there is one more choice you might want to include at the top of your list.
Yes, you guessed it right. I am talking about volunteering in your community.
If you are thinking of making a change in your life this year and you’re looking for motivation, we’ve got your back.
Here are the Reasons to Have Volunteering as a New Year's Resolution:
· Destress - There can be nothing more satiating than the joy of giving.Yes, it’s a secret barter where you give something that you have and receive happiness without asking for it. It is the best way to destress yourself.Volunteering has been linked with increased levels of happiness and decreased depression.
· Meet great people -One of the best parts of volunteering is meeting other great people like yourself who share similar interest.Volunteers help create and support healthy communities.
· Learn new skills – Volunteering can help you learn new skills.It is a good start to finding an opportunity that's right for you.Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different and explore your latent potential.
The next question which might come to your mind is how and where do I start.
Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.
Here are a few steps you will want to take:
#1.Think about the causes that you are passionate about devoting your time to.
For example- You might want to support a child’s education or you might want to work towards a cleaner environment
#2.Make a list of the opportunities you are interested in filling and the skills you can provide as a volunteer.
For example - You might like to teach kids or provideassistance in coordinating workshops, and seminars.
#3.Look for volunteer opportunities in your local community.To make things fairly easy for you I would like to mention about the wonderful volunteering opportunities available at HEEALS.
For example- You can work either as an online volunteer or as an intern or simply as a social worker.
To know more visit - http://heeals.org/volunteer-zone-
I would like to end with the words of Martin Luther Jr. -
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Contributed by – Priyanka Dalmia.