All you need to know about…

giving happiness global impact

Give Back and Be Kind for Better Mental Health

Did you know that when we give back we are positively affecting our mental health. There many steps one can take to improve and prioritize one’s mental health. Getting enough sleep, eating well and meditating are just a few steps one can take to improve their mental health. However, there is another thing you could do to get you into a more positive mindset and space, that’s giving back!

Give Back To Family And Friends

One way that could help you improve your mental health is by focusing on the people around you. When life gets tough, it is always comforting knowing that there is someone else out there who cares and thinks about you. So, even if you are feeling down and low, reaching out to someone else and checking in with them will not only help the other person feel loved but will also help you realize that you can make a positive impact on those around you.

Another way you could give back is through small simple actions. For example, if you’re meeting up with a colleague or friend, pick up an extra cup of coffee for them. You could also help your mum or dad around the house or cleaning up your room before they tell you too. These small actions can go a long way to showing you care about them and are thinking of them. Giving does not necessarily have to be big grand gestures but there are many things you could do in your day-to-day to give back to those around you.

Give Back To Our Global Community

However, there are wonderful ways you could give back to the global community especially during such confusing times. Kiva ( is a non-profit organization that works to support people around the world who are not able to receive financial aid. Participating in Kiva allows you to give money under a loan basis to students or small business owners, in which they will repay you back the loan once they are able to successfully establish their business plan. This is a sustainable approach to philanthropy that works to support the futures of people in need by investing in their business plans and education.

Give Back To Ourselves

While it is great to give back and extend the kindness and generosity unto others, it is also important to show this kindness unto ourselves. It is very easy for us to get caught up in the idea that we need to always be busy in order to lift ourselves out of this mindset. However, it is important to recognize the importance of understanding ourselves and what we need. If we need rest, we should rest; if we need a social media break, take a social media break. As important as it is to listen and be there for others, we should also listen and be there for ourselves. If we need some happiness, give!

Give Back For Better Mental Health

Being kind to those around you and most importantly to yourself can help to improve your mental wellbeing. If you would like to find more ways you can give back and spread joy to those around you (and to yourself as well!) check out 365give  for more giving ideas.


What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)