Do you give excessively to others? Or do you simply provide assistance when prompted? Whatever your response, there is always a good time to learn how to be more giving, especially when it comes to assisting people with their issues in life, lending a helping hand to friends and family when they are in need, or even just regularly donating to charities.
Here are 9 simple ways you can help others and yourself, by being more generous in your everyday life.
1) Give a genuine compliment
As one of the many things I love about you, you are thoughtful and considerate, which is what I admire most about you. Thank you so much for putting so much effort into our relationship. I am so grateful for your kindness. Can I buy you a drink next time I see you, or can I get it and we go out to eat? We’ll figure it out. Or I’ll buy your coffee next time.
2) Share a meal with someone in need
It’s easy to feel disconnected from the world around you, but if there are people who need help and we have the means to provide that, it’s our duty to do so. Here are ten simple ways you can give more of yourself this holiday season. -Lend a hand at a soup kitchen or shelter near your home.
-Start a tradition of giving back every year with friends or family by volunteering together in some capacity at one location on Christmas Eve.
-Hold a coat drive with your family and friends – keep an eye out for discarded coats in public places like coffee shops or other businesses near your home.
3) Bring coffee to your colleagues
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed when you think of all the other things you could be doing. But there are some small, simple ways to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. One way is to bring coffee to your colleagues in the morning. It’s a very thoughtful gesture that can brighten someone’s day and make them feel loved.
4) Join an NGO
Joining an NGO is one way to give back to the community while also helping yourself. It’s a win-win situation that helps you feel accomplished. One of the best ways to find an organization that aligns with your values is to do some research on social justice issues and find an organization that focuses on these areas of concern.
5) Offer words of encouragement
You don’t need to be wealthy to make a huge difference in someone’s life. If you’re feeling stuck, check out these ten simple ways to give more of yourself. 1) Offer words of encouragement. 2) Share your knowledge with others by teaching them something you know. 3) Offer your expertise in an area that is related to the person or organization and then volunteer for the position for which you are best suited. 4) Invite new friends over for dinner and use it as an opportunity to share with them what you have learned about generosity and giving back.
6) Treat yourself instead of buying stuff all the time
Buy a cup of coffee for someone, buy a drink for someone at the bar, share your food with the person sitting next to you. These are all easy ways to give more of yourself, and it will make you feel better about yourself in the process.
7) Donate old stuff you no longer use
Donating your old clothes, books, and other possessions to a good cause can be one of the easiest and most rewarding ways of giving. If you have anything that you don’t use or plan on using in the foreseeable future, consider donating it. You’ll feel good about making a difference in someone else’s life while helping reduce clutter in your own.
8) Ask for help when you need it
One of the best ways to be more generous with your time, money, and resources is to ask for help. It can be easier to do something on your own than to find someone else to do it for you, but sometimes you need a little help. Use these tips and tricks to get what you need without being too demanding or overbearing.
9) Organize charity efforts at home or at work
Volunteering or giving to charity, among many other things, is a great way to give back to others. But if you want to do more good, try being more generous in kindness, humor, and compassion. The next time you’re feeling down, do something kind for another person. Every now and then, you may have some free time, take a second to call someone up or send them a text to brighten their day.