Many of us don't realize but we are afraid of change. We are so terrified that if we change something we wouldn't like it or worse - we will fail. Instead of promising senseless promises to ourselves we should think about changing our lives for better. Change small things. And every change needs time. Baby steps. We can't expect results or satisfaction in one day, week, sometimes even a month. Change needs time. And time is the best solution for all things happening in our lives.
We need to grant ourselves a long thinking of what and if we really want to change anything before we make any decision. Open your mind and heart and think what you could change and others will benefit out of it as well.
One idea of change is volunteering. But it is also the hardest. Giving our own free time for no material valuation is hard. We always think how much other "stuff" we have to sort out instead of giving time to volunteer.
Volunteering is the best way how to make ourselves better and feel better about ourselves. It is the first step. Baby step.
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