It’s coming up to the holiday season, and when the holiday season comes around, we think about giving away things. Not only do we give away gifts, but many times, we also will give more to charity during this time of the year. Did you know that there are benefits that come with giving our stuff away? That’s part of the reason that we at Junk Jitsu spend so much time making sure that the “junk” from people’s home is able to get reused by other people. There are always people who are in need, and by helping them out, we get a number of benefits – and not in the money sense at all.
First off, let’s look at the emotional benefits (in next month’s blog, we’ll look closer at the spiritual benefits of generosity as well). We all want to feel like we can make a difference in the world around us, right? That’s true for a lot of us, and giving things away to people or organizations in need can make us feel as if we are making a difference in the world around us. Yes, it’s a simple difference, but we’re still doing something good for the world that we live in. It makes us feel happy and there are even bits of proof that show that it may have positive benefits related to our overall health.
Why is that the case? Well, the main reason is because giving to other people reduces the stress in our own lives. For people who give of themselves and/or give away the items that they possess, it’s been shown that their blood pressure is much lower than it would have been otherwise, and on top of that, our bodies are much less tense. There are a number of different connections that our bodies have when it comes to stress, and if we are doing things to ensure that our bodies are reacting appropriately to the different stressors in our lives, our mental health is much better for it. Stress causes a number of mental health and physiological issues, so if our minds are more at ease and the stress that we have is reduced, our mental health is usually in a much better state than it would have been otherwise.
Last but not least, generosity makes it so that we feel connected to other people. This sounds simple, but in all honesty, it’s something that a lot of people in today’s day and age lack. Why? Because we don’t connect with others as easily as we used to. Through acts of generosity, it helps us to remember that no, we are not the only people who are walking on this earth and living through this journey. There are a number of us, and we’re all here to love each other and help each other out through it. And social connection, above everything else, helps our mental health in the best ways possible.
Junk Jitsu is a junk removal Chantilly Virginia company that also provides moving services located in Northern Virginia, and we are glad that you decided to come and check out our blog. As you can see from browsing our site, we are able to help with a number of moving and junk removal services. We focus on giving you the best quality services for the lowest price possible. You can check out our services page to learn more about our eco-friendly services. Happy Holidays!