There are numerous studies on the impact that generosity has on people. It’s almost beyond a joke now. Generosity makes you feel better, makes you feel happier, is good for your mental health and can make you live longer. What more evidence do you need?
I’m glad you asked, because, there is more…
It turns out that, as well as all the afore mentioned benefits, being generous also allows you to have better relationships with your friends and sleep better.
But, again, there is more. After gaining better friendships and waking up so well rested, if you continue on your merry way of generosity you will feel more confident and less loathing of yourself. That’s right, ‘generosity is a natural confidence builder and natural repellent of self hatred’.
How is this all possible? It really comes down to the effect that it has on our minds as we do something for someone else. That process of thinking outside of ourselves, even if it’s brief, when done over a period of time, changes our perspective on our lives, problems and difficulties, helping us see the world with clearer vision and a better sense of reality.
Having a fight with a friend? Give some money away.
Having trouble sleeping? Give some money away.
Want to build confidence and hate yourself less? Give some money away.
Now, being generous is more than just giving money away, but that is the easiest place to start. Being intentional about doing something for someone else gives you control – you take ownership of that part of your life and the effects are far and wide.