I Want To Give Back

There’s a time in your life when you want to do something to help others. Giving back is a natural feeling, that, contrary to one might think, doesn’t imply that you should deprive yourself. There’s a common misconception that seems to indicate that you need to be rich to give something back. In reality, you don’t need to break the bank if you want to do some good around you. Of course, there are a lot of charity opportunities, and there’s nothing wrong with donating money to help children or animals, or even the research against cancer. But you shouldn’t feel that you can’t help if you have no money to donate to a cause. Giving back comes in many forms. Besides, you don’t need to spend money to make a difference. When it comes to making the world a better place, every little help matters. Here are some smart and cost-friendly ways to give back to those who need it without depriving yourself of what you need.


Give even when you know you can get nothing back


Share your knowledge

Your experience and your skills are valuable. In fact, you can even establish a business of sharing your knowledge with others. It’s called coaching, and it’s a great way of helping people improve their skills and self-confidence. Indeed, you can provide a lot of coaching support in a variety of sectors. Some people are struggling with losing weight and need advice and encouragement to build up a healthy lifestyle. Others are trying to cope with a difficult love life and need guidance to reconstruct their life after a breakup. Or maybe you can meet an entrepreneur who needs to improve his management skills. In other words, there are plenty of people whose lives could be improved through meeting you.


Help support a cause

It doesn’t matter if you don’t think you’ve got what it takes to make a difference in someone else’s life. Maybe you can support a business who does. CorkYogis, for instance, is a yoga mat company that actively supports Indian communities by providing jobs to human trafficking survivors. Simply choosing to purchase from a company that has chosen to give back is your way of sharing responsibilities for the good they do. The choice as to which company supports the most important cause is left open. Remember that you can get in touch with hundreds of businesses in a week, from grocery shopping to clothing manufacturers. It’s about choosing carefully so that your purchase can profit others too.


Help your community

Ultimately, the best thing you can do to improve your community is to buy locally. Every penny you spend with local businesses is helping to improve the local economy, which can make your town more prosperous. More importantly, you can be part of establishing your local community culture, from choosing local cafés to embracing local events. With a stronger culture, the community can increase its influence in regional decisions and attract better infrastructures. All it takes from your part is picking a local and independent shop instead of ordering from Amazon.


Giving back doesn’t have to cost a lot. All it takes is a selfless approach to life. What can you do for yourself that profit others too, that’s the only question you need to answer.


Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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