Most of you probably know that December is the month of giving. But why is giving such a significant part of this month? Do you practice giving gifts in December?
Everyone loves giving and receiving gifts, but if you don't practice the tradition of exchanging gifts with your friends & loved ones during Christmas, then keep reading, it might actually change your mind!
1. Giving Helps You Better Understand The Receiver
When picking gifts for someone you care about, you have to know what they want or like. This encourages you to learn more about the receiver which in turn builds your relationship with them, either way this is a win-win for both parties.
Get into the habit of giving, you might just find out something you didn't know about your loved ones and become that much closer!
2. Giving Helps Someone Else
Some people misunderstand that giving does not only have to apply to family & friends. There are many people who take this time to donate to charity or non-profit organizations.
The real purpose of giving is to bring joy to both the receiver & the giver.
So you can look at this time as a time to help the less fortunate and make their lives a little better!
3. Giving Reduces Stress & Improves Happiness
According to statistics, givers enjoy a higher level of satisfaction and contentment in life. They have a more positive self-image and higher self-esteem than those who do not give.
Generous individuals feel better about themselves, and the people around them tend to view them in a more positive light.
This group of people also experience lower rates of stress which keeps them looking younger and feeling happier!
4. Giving Is Contagious
Seeing others do good things inspires others to do the same. As a whole, we are heavily influenced and make decisions based on what we see around us.
When we see someone else spend their time & resources to make others feel good we will be inspired to do the same, this goes for others around you as well.
So by giving gifts, you're also inspiring others to do the same, you might even get something back!
5. Giving Is Actually Good For Health
Multiple studies show that frequent givers experience a boost in their immune system & enjoyed reduced blood pressure while people who aren't habitual givers do not receive any boost to their health.
Who knew that being generous would come with added health benefits!
Now you know all the reasons to be a GIVER this holiday season, if you're already a habitual giver then good on you! If not, well this year might be the perfect time to give it a try, you might just become a believer!