Sure it’s good for you to eat right, exercise and get enough sleep. And reduce the stress in your life is a big help to live a longer, healthier and happier life! For most of us though, it seems like there’s never enough time in the day, right? But if you want more time, try giving some away. A new study finds that those who volunteer their time feel they have more of it.  When it comes to easing the pressures of time, volunteering beats goofing off or otherwise making time for yourself, and even beats getting a sudden windfall of extra time. Do you help others by volunteering your time?

In the article in Psychological Science, you don’t need to make a huge commitment to skew your perception of time. Simply carve out 10 to 15 minutes a day to do something for someone else. It’s not the first study to find benefit in volunteering. Research last year found that people who volunteer live longer.

Easy things to do are helping out an elderly neighbor! Make a dish that can be simply reheated for that lonely senior who lives near you! All you have to do is make a double portion of whatever you are making for dinner, and take the dish over to your neighbor! Or cut your next door neighbors grass while you are cutting yours! These simple things will truly make you feel so good!

Meals on Wheels are always looking for volunteers to deliver meals, and will hook you up with shut-ins who live near your home too!

What do you volunteer to do that makes you happy at the same time?


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