In life, everyone wants to do something that is meaningful that serves a purpose. However, when people do not do anything in life to make them feel worth living, they will put a lot of pressure on themselves which will develop into stress. One of the best methods to fulfill a meaningful purpose is through helping others and the community.

A satisfied feeling will develop within people when they have done something to make a difference for society. People do not need a lot of money to make a big difference in society because it is not how much money they have, but how much heart people put into their time and support to the activities.

Benefits from helping others:

• Increase happiness

• Increase a boost in a feel-good part of the brain

• Remind people that they relatively lucky

• Feel connected to others

• Feel needed and effective

• Take the mind off worries for a while

• Feel generous

• Add a sense of purpose and meaning to life

Tips on helping others

• Call a friend to see how she's doing

• Cook a meal for the family

• Let a car merges in front

• Smile at a stranger in the street

• Hold the elevator door for others

Even though a small generosity might not have a big impact at the moment, many small generosities could make a big difference. However, people should be careful when others ask favors. Sometimes it is perfectly fine to say no to favors.

Ways to Volunteer:

• School or tutoring program

• Clean up a local park

• Work with immigrants

• Community events

• Volunteer as a coach

• Local hospital or clinic