If you’re concerned about the effects self-isolation may be having on you, think about someone else.

According to Healthdirect Australia, volunteering can raise your well-being and self-esteem, relieve stress, alleviate symptoms of depression and even improve your relationships. The Harvard Medical School say it might even lower your blood pressure and help you live longer.

Not a bad return for a couple of hours helping the old lady down the street with her shopping or finding a novel way to help the homeless, from the comfort of your own.

As for the old excuse of, “I’d love to, but I don’t have the time”, well I don’t know about you, but I seem to have more time now than I’ve ever had.

Want to learn more about the benefits of volunteering? Then take a trip to the Mayer Clinic in the USA: https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/helping-people-changing-lives-the-6-health-benefits-of-volunteering

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