They say money can’t buy happiness. But if you spend it wisely, maybe it can.
Prosocial spending, which is loosely defined as spending money on others rather than yourself (charitable giving is an example of it), may have positive effects on your emotional well-being in addition to other health advantages. Here’s why giving to others can be so good for you:
Improved Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
Donating is a selfless act. The simple act of feeling good about giving is one of the main advantages of making charitable contributions. Giving back to those in need allows you to grow personally and gives you a greater sense of fulfillment. Knowing that you’re contributing much-needed resources to a worthwhile cause for those in need gives you a sense of self-worth.
Positive Moods and Low Depression Rates
Positive self-worth and self-esteem bring about a genuinely happier mood and outlook on life, which has even more health advantages of giving. According to studies, one advantage of giving back is its beneficial effects on the brain. These effects are comparable to those produced by behaviors that people typically associate with happiness and joy, such as eating, exercising, or showing someone you care by hugging them.
Longer Life Expectancy
It should come as no surprise that stress, depression, and anxiety can cause headaches, insomnia, and high blood pressure, among other health problems. One of the benefits of giving to charity is that it helps you cope with the stress of daily life. Giving to charity is a straightforward way to help the world as a whole while also enjoying the added benefit of a more relaxed life. Additionally, some studies indicate that selfless personality traits such as the capacity for generosity and selflessness are strongly associated with people who live longer.
The Importance of Charity in Improving the World Community?
A single person’s charitable contributions can benefit humanity as a whole and have a positive impact on more people than they may realize. Others around the world are not as fortunate. The communities that nonprofit organizations create and support are one advantage of giving to them. By raising everyone’s standard of living, charitable communities contribute to a happier and healthier world.
Over 400,000 children have benefited from Takaful to date, and no doubt just as many donors are satisfied.
Become an agent of change and donate today to reap the countless positive benefits to your health.