Volunteer to Create More Time in Your Mind

July 16th, 2012

Do you want to volunteer, but feel you never have the time?

Well, volunteering, or giving away your time, can actually make you feel like you have more time!

Researchers publishing in the APS journal Psychological Science found that people who volunteered felt like they had more time. The term for this is “time affluence.”

So, you can be rich in time by giving away time?

The key is you can feel like you have more time.

Researchers say that this feeling comes from volunteering creating a sense of personal competence and efficiency.

Tip: If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, try searching at idealist.

Do you think you actually have time to volunteer? Can you tell if volunteering boosts your sense of having more time?

(image via flickr user Sean MacEntee)

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