The holiday season is here. With it comes shopping, eating , visiting and the stress of trying to get it all done. It might be surprising to learn that adding one more thing to your To Do list can help you to counter some of that stress. You may want to include the act of giving back to your community. Giving to those in need can increase feelings of happiness, gratitude, promote cooperation and social connection, and improve your sense of mental well being. Giving to others can also create a ripple effect: One act of giving can spread from one person to the next, and so on.
This month, Shift Cognitive Therapy is supporting the MS Society of Canada, which is matching donations up to $50,000 and allowing you to choose where you want to direct your contribution. Consider making a difference this year, to the MS Society of Canada, or to some other charity of your choosing.