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NO. 40

i volunteered for this feeling

Julia Kassin

Project description

How to be happy? Studies show that 50% of our sense of happiness is genetically predisposed, and another 10 % depends on our environment. The good news is that we can influence 40% of our happiness ourselves. Probably the simplest key to this: Helping and giving. Doing volunteer work not only helps others to feel better, but also ourselves. Several things are responsible for this, hormones that are released, stress reduction, social contacts and a sense of purpose are a few of them. On the postcard set you will find an excerpt of the positive feelings that I have encountered while doing volunteer work myself. By sharing these postcards, you can pass these feelings on to others. And who knows? By doing so they might come back to you.