From the Volunteer Match newsletter.
According to new research published in Psychological Science, people who volunteer actually feel like they have more time in their days.
The research article, titled “Giving Time Gives You Time,” found that helping others increases our feelings of time affluence. So even though we can’t expand the 24 hours we have each day, volunteering makes us feel highly effective and capable, translating to a more “full” and accomplished feeling in our day.
The study also discovered something many volunteers already know: giving time is addictive! Once we experience the “fullness” one can gain from volunteering, we are more likely to give our time again in the future.
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