Give and volunteer
This aspect of wellbeing is about looking outwards
to our wider community. This is something that many
of us already do as Christians, and it is interesting that research is now validating this biblical principle.
However, for those of us who are engaged in Christian
service may feel that we already give a large amount
of ourselves to others, and like all things this should be exercised with balance.
Here are some key principles:
- Seek out opportunities to serve others - in ways which are creative and express your unique personality with its gifts and talents
- Look outwards, as well as inwards - being aware of the needs of other people often helps us put our own issues and problems into a healthy perspective
- Act generously - towards others and ourselves