In my ‘before’ life, I spent a lot of time saying how busy I was and how I just didn’t have time for much more than work and being a mum. I hadn’t always been this way. When I was younger and before my daughter I used to volunteer a fair bit. And I enjoyed it.
One of the things I wanted to do when I started working for myself was find time to give back again. Six months in, I’ve started doing just that. It feels good (and it should, research has shown that giving back is good for your mental health). It also makes me feel rather silly for thinking I couldn’t have done anything before because what I’ve realised is that giving back to your community doesn’t have to take much time or effort.
There are so many ways you can give back, from ones that take a few minutes, to one that take hours, days or weeks. So, if you are looking for a way to do just that, you might want to try some or all of these ideas… Continue reading “Easy ways to give back to your community”