How much time do you take out of your life, to dedicate to helping someone else?
Even the most philanthropic of us are guilty of being a little too self-involved at times. Not that we can blamed for this, we spend every waking minute with ourselves. A little navel gazing is bound to occur from time to time, non?
However, there exists an adage, timeless in its wisdom, which I would like to bring to your attention (if I may). “It’s better to give than to receive”. As such, I would like to present you with a challenge, “The five minute favour”.
January is now almost over. All but the strongest-willed of us have given up on our resolutions, (usually because they’re too vast, too drastic, insurmountable almost!). So, to make up for the guilt you may feel about a not so brand new you, why not aim to spend five minutes a day, no more, no less, in performing a task, speaking some kind words, or whatever it is, as long as it is for someone else’s needs?
Five minutes is a gift of time that may not mean much to you, but could be the five minutes that make someone else’s day. As a bonus, if the recipient of your kindness, your time, plays it forward, you’re potentially starting off a chain of some seriously karmic goodness.