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How Helping Others Benefits YOU

Everyone wants to lead a happy and fulfilling life, so it’s natural to want to put yourself and your health first! However, helping other people can also directly help you at the same time. Not only will you feel good about yourself, but you’ll also notice that others are more willing to help you in return!

Here are a few ways that helping others can benefit you:

1. Giving attracts more back to you. When you give, you’re more likely to receive. You don’t necessarily need to keep the receiving in mind when you decide to give, but nature may just take its course. Maybe a friend will unexpectedly return a favor. Maybe you’ll stumble upon some good fortune.

2. It brings you a good feeling. If you volunteer your time to help others, you’re sharing your blessings with those less fortunate, which is a wonderful gift to be giving! You’ll likely return home after volunteering with a smile on your face and a drive to achieve more. Just by completing a giving act, you receive positive feelings in your life.

3. Heightened self-esteem. When you help others, you may be helping yourself to a heightened self-esteem. Positive feedback for your good deeds enables you to feel pride in your accomplishments, as well as build momentum for bigger and better things.

4. Strengthened confidence. After you’ve done something nice, you may also find that your confidence soars. The fact that your helpful acts have turned out so positive might lead you to the confidence you need in your own life.

5. More positive about your own situation. Sometimes you’ll find that you’re your own worst critic. You might accept the faults of others, but you may be less likely to accept your own. Helping others can help you to accept your own situation and your own faults. It may help you to start seeing everything in a more positive light.

Spreading Positive Energy

You may not often think about how your moods and feelings affect the world. If you go out with a frown on your face, you might be spreading that negative energy around without knowing it. The opposite is also true. So why wouldn’t you want to go around passing out positive energy?

The truth is that when you make an effort to help others, you’re showing that you have the power to spread positive energy. The people you help may even be overcome with positive emotions. One by one, you keep the train of positive energy chugging along.

You Make A Difference

When all is said and done, the main reason why helping others benefits you is because you’re leaving your mark on the world. When you help others, you live on in their memories as a true difference in their lives.

For many, leaving their mark on the world is one of their most important desires. Doesn’t it make you feel fulfilled to know that you’ve made a positive difference in the world? And it all starts with some simple gestures of helping your fellow members of the human family.

Seek out opportunities, today, to help others. You’ll be glad you did!

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Am I Having a Panic Attack? Signs and Symptoms

Panic attacks can be one of the most disturbing and scariest events in a person’s life. They can leave you confused, worried about your sanity and fearing another panic attack. Before we take a look at the signs and symptoms of a panic attack, it’s important to know that if you suffer a panic attack, it’s completely normal. Millions of people around the world suffer from panic attacks. You’re not going crazy and they are treatable.

You might be having a panic attack if you:

* Experience your heart suddenly pounding for no apparent reason. People who suffer a panic attack often say they feel as if their heart is out of control. They also often describe it as chest pain.

* Experience difficulty breathing. When you’re having a panic attack it may feel as if someone is sitting on your chest. You cannot take a deep breath.

* Begin sweating. People who suffer from panic attacks often say the break out in a cold sweat. They may feel chills or quite warm as well.

* Feel stomach upset. This isn’t always a sign or symptom however it’s common enough to make note of. If you suddenly feel sick to your stomach combined with the other symptoms we’ve mentioned then you may be suffering from a panic attack. You may feel nauseated or simply have an upset stomach.

* Feel dizzy. Dizziness or lightheadedness is almost always a sign of a panic attack.

* Depersonalization and/or derealization. Depersonalization is feeling as if you’re disconnected from your body. You feel extremely out of control. Derealization is when it feels as if reality has been suspended. You feel as if you’re standing in a dream. The walls or the space around you may become wavy or unfocused. The lighting may feel as if it has changed. Sound may take on a distorted effect.

* Depersonalization and derealization are both extremely common symptoms of a panic attack. If it happens to you, you can be fairly sure you’re experiencing an anxiety or panic attack.

Now it’s important to note that many of these signs and symptoms for panic attacks are also signs and symptoms of other problems. The most apparent might be a heart attack. Heart attack victims feel shortness of breath, a pounding heart or chest pain and they may have an upset stomach, sweating and dizziness.

It’s very important for you to get checked out by a doctor if you’ve experienced any of these symptoms. Anxiety and panic disorders are treatable when properly diagnosed. And a diagnosis puts you back in control. Panic attacks don’t often come with telltale signs or triggers that they’re going to occur but you can learn to avoid them and never have a panic attack again.

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Significantly changing your life in 30 days really is possible, although not always easy. But even though this adventure is often a big challenge, the payoffs can be enormous.

We’ve all taken on challenges of one sort of another for 30 days. Maybe you tried a diet or an exercise program. Perhaps you decided to give up TV for 30 days. Even if you didn’t stick with the program long-term, the results were great, weren’t they? Now imagine if you expanded that idea to incorporate many areas of your life.

This program includes implementing several 30-day challenges simultaneously. You can use these suggestions or develop your own. Try creating a 30-day challenge from each category, and see where your new adventures lead you.

1. Adjust your finances. Making more money or spending less is always a good financial theme. Alternatively, you might try balancing your accounts each day.

2. Kick start your physical health. Diet, exercise, or combinations of both are great places to start. You could begin with something as simple as the doing the 20-minute yoga program that’s on TV every morning or taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator.

3. Eliminate a time waster. Think about the amount of time you spend watching TV, surfing the Internet, window-shopping, playing video games, or lurking on Facebook. We all know the activities we tend to engage in when we’re bored or trying to avoid dealing with life’s challenges. Try getting rid of just one, and see how much more time you have!

4. Add in another positive activity. Come up with something more enriching or satisfying than the time waster you’re eliminating. Maybe reading or taking a class would be in order. Perhaps you’ll spend all your newly found time playing a musical instrument.

5. Commit to something else that appeals to you. Perhaps checking your email only 3 times a week or going to bed by 11:00 every night would be a beneficial habit you’d enjoy.

Tips for Success in Your Program

Now that you have some idea of changes you might want to make, how can you stick to them?

Try these ideas:

1. Get enough sleep. If you set a challenge of cutting two hours of sleep each night (or even just one hour!), it’s going to make everything else more difficult. Regardless of whatever time-related goals you may set, allow yourself the 7-8 hours a night that you deserve.

2. Set goals that you can do daily, seven days a week. Creating a new habit with an activity you only do 3 times a week is often much harder. Try to keep all new activities limited to ones you can do every day.

3. Prepare ahead of time. Have everything you need in advance. Eliminate anything that might get in the way. For example, if you’re trying to follow a specific diet, buy the food you’ll need beforehand and get rid of food you want to avoid. You can’t break down and eat that bag of chips if there aren’t any chips in the house!

4. Plan on social support. Tell your goals to your friends or family members that will support you in your efforts. Be careful in whom you confide. Changing is a challenge in itself. Success is harder if others are making unsupportive comments.

Trying to change several aspects of your life simultaneously may require other changes as well, depending on your chosen goals. All of our behaviors tend to interact with other behaviors, which can make changing any of them a demanding task.

For example, if you give up TV and junk food, and those are your main coping mechanisms for life’s challenges, you’re going to have to deal with your negative feelings a new way. Or better yet, you can face your concerns head-on. The distractions you’re used to falling back on may have just been ways to avoid the issues at hand.

To work this program, choose the 30-day challenges you can implement and get started. Remember to adequately prepare. If you can create several new positive habits and get rid of a few bad ones, your life will change dramatically for the better.

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Help the World by Helping Yourself

You can help the world by being kind to yourself. Some believe that you must be completely selfless and put other people and things above yourself in order to spend your time in a worthwhile way. But this isn’t always the case.

When you’re kind to yourself, you can actually spread that kindness to others in a viral way.

Work Out Your Own Issues First

If you constantly ignore your own wants and needs, you’ll eventually become stressed out and frustrated. You simply can’t go about life ignoring what you truly want. You can tell yourself that you’re doing it for the good of the world, but in the end it’ll be quite the opposite.

If you’re stressed out, others will notice, even if you think you’ve bottled it up inside. There are subtle hints that you give away. Your muscles may be tense, or you might even have a nervous tick. You also could be distracted and noticeably distraught during times where you would have normally participated socially.

You may think that it’s no big deal, but it really can be. People can pick up on a negative or nervous mentality, and become stressed out themselves!

Have you ever been around someone who’s clearly enjoying life with a big smile and relaxed nature? Their attitude is infectious, isn’t it? You’ll probably end up enjoying your day a whole lot more just because you encountered this person.

Remember that the opposite is also true. If you act negatively, you may end up sending someone home in a bad mood even though you never intended it.

Spreading The Spirit

Once you’ve worked out your personal issues, you can then pass on a positive spirit to the world. You can do this without even trying. Go about your day in a positive light, and you may find that you’re joyous mood spreads to everyone, even the lady at the checkout counter at the local store.

You can also consciously and actively spread around a good spirit. Pass out sincere compliments to both friends and strangers. Tell your friends and family what they really mean to you. They’ll appreciate hearing it.

You may also find that these actions make you feel good in the process. It’s just another way that a simple gesture can help you to spread joy to the world.

New Ideas

If you’re up to it, you can take everything to yet another level. Brainstorm new ideas and activities that you find personally enjoyable and also help others as well.

With some creative thinking, you’ll probably think of several things that fall within your personal skill set that can benefit the world.

* For example, if you enjoy carpentry or other house building skills, join your local chapter of Habitat For Humanity and spend time with them on your weekends.

* If you enjoy environmentally friendly activities, engage in them in your free time. You can also spread an awareness of these activities to your friends and colleagues.

Feeling like you’ve made a positive difference can help you feel great about yourself!

Your True Self

Your job is to find your true self. Just that act alone does a lot for helping the world. You can inspire others to find their true selves and the world will be a happier place for all you come into contact with.

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Whether you have intermittent bouts of stress, anxiety and depression or it’s a chronic problem, you can change. When you adopt positive habits, they can have a powerful effect on many areas of your life. Let’s take a look at three habits you can adopt today to ease stress, anxiety and depression.

#1 Move your body. Our bodies were not meant to be stationary, sitting on the couch or at a desk all day long. Your body was designed to move. When you move your body you release hormones and activate systems that keep you both physically and mentally/emotionally healthy.

Movement helps not only alleviate stress and anxiety, it helps your body manage it better. It can be compared to vitamin C or zinc for avoiding or reducing the symptoms of the common cold. Movement helps you reduce the symptoms or avoid, stress, depression and anxiety.

What do we mean by movement? Just that, walk, dance, swim, run, do yoga or stretch. It doesn’t matter so much what you do. What matters is that you move your body. A common rule of thumb is to take 10,000 steps a day and/or exercise for 30 minutes.

Moderate exercise is often the easiest to adapt into your current lifestyle. You can walk for 30 minutes, do yoga, jog, swim, dance, and box – whatever you desire. Find something you enjoy and get your amazing body moving like it was designed to.

#2 Quiet your mind. Meditation is the simplest way to quiet your mind. And the wonderful thing about meditation is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. You can walk and meditate. You can sit and meditate.

You can focus on your breathing. You can visualize a scene that makes you feel relaxed. The goal is to simply quiet your mind. To learn to clear away unconscious thoughts. Once you can learn how to control your thoughts and quiet your mind, you can instantly have a better reaction to stress and anxiety. It changes your mindset.

How long should you quiet your mind? When creating a new habit, it’s best to start small. Create a habit you absolutely know you can stick to. Start with 5 minutes of meditation. Add it to the beginning or end of your day, whichever is easiest.

#3 Fuel your body. Your body needs a variety of nutrients and vitamins to help it run optimally. When you fuel your body well, you’re better able to manage stress and you’re simply going to feel better. Depression and anxiety don’t stand a chance. When you put harmful things into your body like too much alcohol, caffeine, sugar and nicotine then your body becomes stressed and it cannot manage the things life throws at you.

Take a multi-vitamin. Cut back on alcohol, caffeine and sugar. And add a serving of fruits or veggies to each meal and snack. This is an easy way to make sure you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs to function well.

Experts say that it takes three weeks to adopt a new habit. These three stress, anxiety and depression reducing habits are simple to adopt. The tough part is committing to them for those first three weeks. You can do it! Your body and your future are depending on you.

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A Simple Process to Transform Your Life

Changing your life is possible. It only requires a few key ingredients: a plan, patience, and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone. If you’ve really struggled with life, it can be helpful to start small. Achieving a few small successes will give you the confidence to move forward with larger changes.

Follow this process to transform your life into the one you truly want to live:

1. Choose the thing that will have the greatest impact. Examine your life and think about every change you would like to make. Then put the list in order from the most desirable change to least.

* Now, start at the top and look down the list; stop at the first thing you can change in a relatively short period.

2. Set a goal. What could you achieve in 8-12 weeks around the topic you identified in step #1? Be bold; you’re far more capable than you think!

* Write out specifically what you intend to accomplish, such as, “On or before July 15th, I will have increased my income to $6,000 a month by finding a part-time job.”

3. Reflect on what has stopped you. Something has stopped you so far; figure out what that something is. Is it a lack of knowledge of how to do it? Is it fear? Capability is rarely the problem; most likely, you’ll find that fear or doubt is at the root of what has prevented you from aggressively taking action.

4. Address the issues in Step #3. Whatever has been stopping you up to this point isn’t going to go away on its own. Come up with a plan to eliminate the challenge. Including simple tools like meditation can boost your success in overcoming these challenges.

* A good test is to think about what you’ll have to go through to achieve your goal; if you feel anything but positive and excited, you have some work to do. This is feedback from your unconscious, so don’t ignore it – use it. It’s a gift.

5. Review your goal daily (at least). Continuing to reinforce your goal will maintain its priority in your mind. Look at it every day and read it aloud. Imagine accomplishing your goal. The tougher the goal, the more frequently you should reinforce it.

6. Have a course of action. A basic plan divided into a list of small steps, or daily activities to accomplish, can be your road map to your goal. Big goals usually require a lot of action steps, but you can achieve them by following your map, one step at a time. Make a plan and work the plan.

7. Track your progress. It’s important to measure how you’re doing. For example, if you have a money-related goal, how much have you made so far? How much time is left until your deadline? Are you behind or ahead of schedule? Always know where you stand relative to the achievement of your goal.

8. Don’t stop. If you don’t quit, you can’t fail.

Transforming your life is a noble pursuit and one of the most meaningful things you can do for yourself. But it’s not for the faint of heart. Be patient – you’re not going to change everything overnight. Knock off a few of the easier items first. The confidence you gain will guide you through the tougher challenges.

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9 Good Reasons Why You Should Ask for Help

If you have confidence, think independently, and make your own choices in life, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to discover you prefer to figure out things for yourself. Because you’re so self-assured, you might not like to ask for help, even if it’s necessary.

Whether we like it or not, all of us could benefit from time to time by accepting a hand from another human being. Not only that, but when you ask for assistance, other people also stand to benefit in ways you might not have considered.

Contemplate these reasons why you may want to ask someone to help you, even if you find it challenging:

1. You accomplish the goal you’re after. If you need to get to that job interview and your car is still in the shop, go ahead and ask your friend to drive you. If you have a goal you want to achieve and you can accomplish it with a bit of help, then ask for and accept assistance.

2. You show that you’re human. If you’re full of confidence and seem to always do everything right, people can easily put you on a pedestal. However, when you request aid from others, they realize that even someone like you falters once in a while as you’re trying to carve a path through life. This can be really inspirational.

3. You set an effective example. This applies to co-workers, friends, and family members. If you just go straight to the point and request a hand as soon as you recognize you’re going to need it, you help to de-stigmatize the whole idea of getting help.

* When your friends and family face a challenge, they’ll think, “Jeff didn’t hesitate to seek out some extra help right away whenever he needed it and that’s so smart. I’m going to do it, too.” Then, you get the opportunity to be helpful to them, too!

4. You give others a chance to help you. Most people feel very good about themselves when they are able to extend assistance to others. You’re allowing others to feel those rewarding emotions whenever you request a hand from them.

5. The level of stress you’re experiencing will drop. It can be very stressful when something goes wrong. Anxieties and worries develop and persist. The longer you worry about the situation, the worse you feel. Getting help means you can avoid all that distress.

6. You develop a true appreciation for others. You’ll love seeing concrete proof that others want to see you be successful in life.

7. You enhance your relationships. When you request aid from a friend or relative, that person feels emotionally closer to you. After all, if you feel comfortable enough to reach out for help, that’s quite a compliment to the other person. Plus, when the person comes to your aid, you’ll recognize how much that person really cares about you.

8. Reciprocation feels great. Doing something as thanks to the friend who helped you will bring pleasure to both of you.

9. You show that you’re an efficient “manager” of your own life. You can either spend time, emotional energy, and hours of lost sleep trying to figure an issue out on your own or you can ask for help and get it quickly taken care of. Which method is more efficient?

You now see some of the many good reasons why you may want to go ahead and ask for help. Giving and receiving assistance can enrich your life. You’ll strengthen your relationships and be a better person for it!

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5 Simple Brainstorming Techniques

It happens to all of us. We reach that dead end where we simply run out of fresh ideas and we helplessly fumble for solutions that have escaped us. What can we do to get the creative juices flowing again?

One of the best strategies to resolve this dilemma is to use a brainstorming session. The basic technique is easy as 1-2-3:

1. Think of many ideas in a short period of time.
2. Jot them all down.
3. Go back and evaluate each idea’s possibilities.

These brainstorming sessions can be invaluable when trying to come up with fresh, outside the box, ideas so we can work towards an effective solution to a difficult challenge.

Here are five tips to help you make the most of your brainstorming sessions:

1. Get outside input. Instead of going at it alone, get some help. Gather a few of the most creative people you know for a group brainstorming session. After all, two (or three or four) heads are better than one. These other participants may come up with some great ideas that may never have occurred to you otherwise.

* Let people have fun brainstorming. Relaxed people generally feel more creative, so encourage your group to pace, recline in their chairs, or turn it into a game – whatever they need to do to enable the flow of ideas.

2. Write down all of your ideas. Even if you come up with some wild ideas, write them down anyway. They may be more viable than you think! Some of the greatest breakthroughs in history came from ideas that were considered as pretty outlandish at first. Write it all down and revisit it later.

* This is a time for gathering ideas, not for shooting ideas down. Avoid discouraging participants in your group because they won’t participate as freely and they might keep the perfect solution to themselves.

3. Be creative and try something different. If you can’t see a solution right away, think of the problem from a fresh perspective. Look at it from a different viewpoint and maybe a new solution will present itself. Traditional solutions don’t have to be the only way to solve problems, and getting creative may get the ball rolling towards the ideal solution!

* Many successful entrepreneurs have a talent for observing people’s wants and needs. Then they find or invent a creative new solution. Watch the world around you and don’t be afraid to experiment with new ideas or unusual solutions.

4. Try combining ideas. Whether you’re brainstorming on your own or as part of a group, you may need to mash different ideas together. Sometimes great ideas are born as twins – in the course of a brainstorming session you might come up with two halves of a perfect solution. Don’t be afraid to look at the results in an unconventional way.

* Some people have started their own businesses by combining their love of baking with their love of dogs to produce their own brand of doggie treats. It’s not a conventional pairing, but it’s one that works!

5. Ask questions. This works especially well in group brainstorming sessions. Encourage plenty of questions about everyone’s ideas. Questions can lead to a basic idea being fleshed out into a workable solution, and that, of course, is what a brainstorming session is all about!

* Ask questions, discuss, or even debate. Approaching solutions from different perspectives helps you see a larger and more accurate picture.

Acquiring problem solving skills makes our life so much easier! Use these techniques to brainstorm new ideas and solutions, and you’ll discover new fountains flowing with ideas you never knew existed! Problems can become opportunities in disguise. You just may find yourself going from zero to hero in one short brainstorming session. Try it – you’ll like it!

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Improve Your Sleep Through Meditation

Meditation is an excellent practice that can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of sleep. You may also find that meditation helps you feel more refreshed with fewer hours of slumber. The following practices will encourage better sleep and bring you more energy.

Practices to Do Anytime

1. Breathe deeply. Breathing fully from your abdomen gets more oxygen to your brain. You’ll have more energy all day long and feel more relaxed when night falls.

2. Scan your body. Get in the habit of paying attention to your body. When you notice an ache or pain, you can adjust your position or talk with your doctor so small discomforts are treated before they build up and interfere with your sleep.

3. Become more mindful. Focusing on the present moment will help to keep you calm and happy. Studies show that multitasking may erode your concentration and create stress that can contribute to insomnia.

4. Let go of judgments. Meditation also helps to develop a mind free from judgment. Learn to observe your thoughts and reduce negative self-talk.

5. Identify obstacles. If some thoughts recur as you meditate, they could be trying to tell you something. Those nagging resentments or fears may be issues you need to resolve so you can live and sleep better.

6. Try Yoga or Tai chi. Exercises like Yoga or Tai chi are especially helpful when you approach them as a mental discipline as well as a physical workout. These movements and poses encourage deep breathing, stress reduction and enhanced concentration.

7. Use meditation to complement sleep. People who go on prolonged retreats are sometimes surprised that meditating all day may dramatically reduce their need for sleep at night. Proceed at your own pace to find the right combination of sleep and meditation for you. You may someday find that your body requires less sleep as you meditate more.

Practices To Do at Bedtime and Upon Waking

1. Limit your screen time. Meditation works wonders but any activity that gets you away from the TV or the internet will help you fall asleep. Studies show that many Americans are suffering from sleep problems because of the mental stimulation and looking at a brightly lit screen just before retiring. Turn all your devices off at least an hour before bed.

2. Create a quiet setting. Silence is conducive to both meditation and sleep. Now that you’ve got the TV off, put your phone away too. Decorate your bedroom with an emphasis on restful colors and soft textures.

3. Take the pressure off. Getting anxious about falling asleep is enough to keep you up at night. By shifting your attention to more constructive activities, you’ll dispel these tensions.

4. Use guided imagery or phrases. While you may try to avoid mental sinking during your regular meditation practice, you can adapt some of the concepts to use when you’re going to sleep. Select any soothing image or thought and allow your mind to become fully engaged with it. You might think about a still lake or a line of poetry or prayer.

• If you wake up after falling asleep, return your mind to your object of meditation. At first, you may still wake up during the night. If so, return your thoughts to the image or idea you used to help fall asleep.

5. Wake up more gently. Try going to bed and getting up at the same time each day so you can wake up naturally without using an alarm clock. Easing your mind awake gradually will enable you to hold onto the pleasant sensations you experienced overnight.

Meditation is a safe and effective method for alleviating insomnia. These techniques will help you enjoy deep and restful sleep.

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One wonderful thing about life is that each of us has our own unique skills and areas of expertise. Maybe you bake better than anyone you know and you can wash a car in 45 minutes flat. Or perhaps you know how to install tile floors and can re-upholster chairs and sofas, too.

But chances are good that you don’t know how to do absolutely everything you need done in your life! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to trade your skills and knowledge with others who have different abilities than you do?

You’ll experience great satisfaction whenever you apply yourself to help others. After all, if you’re doing things you know how to do well or love to do, the work won’t be difficult. In this day and age, everyone needs guidance or assistance to get things done.

In return for your unselfish sharing and efforts, you’ll probably gain the benefit of their abilities and experience. Everybody wins when you and your friends decide to trade off skills, knowledge, and work with each other.

Get together with a group of friends or neighbors and follow these steps for a successful “swap meet” that you can all benefit from:

1. Make a list. Each person writes down what they know how to do. This can be anything from doing tasks in the house and the yard to completing heavier jobs, skilled trades, or projects.

2. Make another list. Next, each person writes down some things they want to have done. This might look like:

• Take up the old carpeting and lay new carpeting.
• Get a tune-up for the car.
• Paint the rooms in the house.
• Obtain help cooking dinner twice a week.
• Wash the car once a month.
• Find someone to babysit the kids for an hour or two, twice a week.
• Pressure-wash the driveway.

3. Swap lists! Now, everyone trades lists of what they want done. This way, everyone gets to see the needs of the others.

4. Evaluate. Which tasks are you willing and able to do for someone? Record your name beside the tasks on their lists that you can do.

5. Make your trades. Now comes the “swapping” part. What can they do for you? What can you do for them? If someone marked some tasks on your lists, the two of you can get together and talk about what you want to do for one another.

• For example, if your neighbor John agrees to take up your old carpet and lay the new carpet you purchase, what can you do for him that holds equal value? Maybe you can watch his son after school for a few hours a week over the course of the next six to nine months.

6. Schedule. Plan out when you’ll do your tasks for one another. To avoid one person feeling like they’re only giving and not receiving, you’ll want to both begin to do your part of the task at around the same time.

Helping your friends and neighbors is a deeply satisfying experience. And so is getting work finished when it needs to be done! Plan a skills swap in your neighborhood and see how much you can accomplish together.

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