A recent poll found that over 40 percent of Americans set resolutions at the beginning of a New Year. Having these resolutions is essential when trying to accomplish new goals or become a better person. With all of the problems modern adults face, it can be difficult to look outside of your little bubble to see the problems of the less fortunate. In the New Year, you need to find ways to give back.
Not only will giving back help those in need, but it will also help you in your pursuit of being a better person. With a bit of time and research, you should have no problem finding ways to feel great about yourself by performing good deeds. The following are some of the things you can do to start holding true to your resolution of becoming a better person.
1. Give Things You Don’t Need to the Less Fortunate
Are you tired of living in a cluttered home or apartment? If you answered yes, then now is the time to do something about it. Going through your living space and boxing up the items you don’t use or need is a great way to remove clutter. While letting go of some of these items can be difficult, it is worth the emotional heartache due to the free space it will provide.
Once you are done culling all of the things you don’t want from your living space, you need to donate these items to charity. Luckily, there are companies that pick-up donation and take them to various charities. Using one of these services is a great way to minimize the amount of work you have to do.
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2. Mentor a Child Who Needs Direction
If you are looking for a fulfilling way to spend your spare time, taking a kind under your wing is a great idea. There are a variety of charities that pair at-risk youth with adults from different background. Becoming a mentor for a child can help you see what really matters in life.
Taking the time to research all of the organizations in your area that provide help to the youth of this nation is important. Calling around and getting a feel for what a particular organization does can be helpful. With this information, you should have no problem choosing the right charity to work with.
3. Give Your Time to a Charity
With all of the different charities out there, finding one that you are passionate about should be relatively easy. Many charities simply need manpower to help their organization achieve the goals it has set. This means you need to think about volunteering in soup kitchens or helping with a food drive. This work will be both rewarding and good use of your spare time.
Becoming a Better Person Takes Time
Setting realistic goals is essential when trying to become a better person. Being too hard on yourself can lead to problems, which is why you need to realize the process of becoming a good person takes time.