Incorporating Charity into Everyday Life

incorporating charity into everyday life

In the fast-paced modern world, it can be all too easy to struggle to find time to do what you want to do. Daily life is filled with work, chores, family and friends – it’s a constant balancing act!

However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t save time for what you want to do. Whether it’s catching up on your favourite TV show, delving into a good book or treating yourself to a pamper night, it’s important to remember that self-care is an essential part of leading a happy, healthy life.

So, what about charity? Many of us enjoy doing charitable work and spreading a little kindness, but with schedules so full and days jam-packed with things which absolutely must get done, it can be hard to find the time. If you are interested in incorporating charity, kindness and generosity into your daily life, here are some top tips and tricks to help you make the most of the time you have available!

Mindset

Kindness and generosity are more than mere personality traits; they are a way of living and a lifestyle in their own right. Charity comes from the heart and is often a decision made by our subconscious rather than something we must actively work to achieve. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you are in the right mindset to enable you to open your heart to generosity and open your mind to positivity.

Supporting the Right Cause

If you aren’t supporting causes, charities or organisations that matter to you personally, then the chances are that you will feel less motivated to lend a helping hand. If you do want to donate or volunteer for a particular charity, make sure to do plenty of research and pick out one that matches your individual interests and beliefs. This way, you should feel much more motivated to help out!

Smile

It may be a little bit of a cliché, but a simple smile really can go a long way. Whenever you’re out and about, try to paste your best smile on your face as you go – a bit of happiness can certainly brighten the day! In addition, smiling has been proven to have a whole range of scientific benefits, helping you out as well as spreading positivity to those around you!

Spontaneity

Who says that charity and fundraising have to be planned out in advance? After all, sometimes, the best moments in life are completely random and spontaneous, from holidays and days out to an impulse purchase while out shopping. If you see a fundraiser while out and about, why not take the opportunity to join in and do your bit?

Get Involved

Charity can become much more enjoyable when there is a whole group of you involved! Whether it is a family project, a group of friends or a work event with colleagues, working together with others is a great way to share your individual skills and strengths to benefit a good cause. In addition, there are plenty of different ways in which you can all work together to make the most of the time you have available – no matter how limited it may be.

Above all else, charity should be fun and enjoyable. Charity doesn’t have to equate to grand fundraising campaigns and raising thousands of pounds for a good cause – instead, sometimes it is the small, heartfelt gestures that can have the biggest impact. Even just a few minutes out of your day can go a long way towards helping someone in need or brightening a stranger’s day – after all, what better reward is there than that?

 

incorporating charity into everyday life

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  1. Earlier today, I had a knock at the door. It was a man who told me he had been released from prison. He was selling wash cloths, and other items, as a way of getting on his feet and staying out of trouble. He said it would just take a few seconds. Unfortunately, I had to reply that I was busy, getting an urgent competition entry in for an organisation where I do volunteer work. I felt really torn. Perhaps the time poverty was showing on my face. There was no hard sell. He just shrugged his shoulders and moved on. People talk about making choices when it comes to charitable giving, either of time or money. I can say two two things, charities always value your time and skill over money. For this there is no substitute. Secondly, you don’t need to support every good cause. As you so correctly point out, choose wisely and the emotions that come from charitable giving will be your guide as the amount that you are able to supply. It may be more than anyone expected.

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