Benefits of habit “Do a good deed”

✓ Reduces stress
✓ Increases life expectancy
✓ Makes you feel better
✓ Increases happiness
✓ Initiates self-perpetuating motivation

First step:

Once a day


1. Start off by looking for opportunities. So much about doing good is being at the right place at the right time. Maybe your local dog shelter needs donations? Maybe there is a homeless man or woman who would benefit from a few bucks or even a meal? Or perhaps there’s a volunteering opportunities near you? Identify what you COULD do in your immediate surroundings.
2. This week do it once a day
3. Next week do it twice a day
4. Keep adding your good deeds until you feel you’re doing enough.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Set aside some time. If it’s a financial or other type of donation, make sure to do it at the same time every week. Habit is more easily formed when you do it at the same time. If it’s volunteering, same thing applies.
✓ Trigger your mind. If doing good doesn’t come naturally for you, find a cause you care about and place some pictures or other reminders of it at visible locations in your home. Your brain will learn the importance faster.
✓ Let the app help. The reminder function of this app can help you remember it’s time for your good deed of the day.
✓ Reward yourself. Don’t forget to do something good for yourself. After you went a month of doing good deeds for others, buy yourself a nice SPA day or game tickets. Reward yourself, since you really deserve it.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Causes you care about. It’s important that you donate your time or money to something you have at least a little care in the world about. It can be animals, children, environment – whatever moves you. It will help to do more good overall if you start with something you care about.
✓ Look for opportunities. If someone is in need of help or is actively requesting you to aid them, stop yourself from finding reasons not to. It’s a good way to start.
✓ Don’t forget yourself. Doing good to others doesn’t mean you have to struggle to aid them. Don’t forget to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.