This year has been strange for everyone thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives, countless amounts of people have lost their jobs, and millions of businesses have closed permanently. Now that the world is adapting to a new normal, you may be wondering how you can make a difference in the world. With so much uncertainty in the world right now, it’s understandable that you want to make a difference! Here are some effective ways to make a difference.

Do something selfless

Doing something for someone or something without expecting anything in return can make the world of difference to someone’s life. Whether you adopt an abandoned animal, help someone in need, or raise money to help make a difference in someone’s life, it will not only make a difference in their life, but also make you feel wonderful too. You don’t have to spend any money to make a difference in the world, and even the smallest things make a big difference.

Donate 

Everyone has different causes that are dear to their heart, and this is usually based on self experience. For example, if someone has lost a loved one due to breast cancer, they’re likely to hold the charities that help breast cancer patients close to their heart. Raise awareness for the charities and causes that mean the most to you and donate whatever you can to help them along the way. You can use platforms such as Uncommon Giving to help raise awareness through social media and between family and friends, and you’ll be able to track how your donations and efforts have helped the causes you care about. Again, even small donations make a difference!

Go green

One thing the pandemic opened our eyes to is how much we are destroying our beautiful planet. When the world was in lockdown earlier this year, smog cleared in many countries and views became available that hadn’t been seen in decades! Now more than ever it’s important to consider the damage we’re doing to the planet, and going green in as many ways as possible will help! Encourage your family and friends to go green too – it will make more of a difference than you think!

Volunteer your time

Especially at a time like now, you may not be able to donate money towards helping others, and that’s perfectly fine too! Volunteering your time to help those in need can change someone’s life forever. You could volunteer at a women’s refuge, help hand out PPE to the less fortunate, or even volunteer your time to read to the elderly.

Work on yourself

Finally, you won’t be able to make a difference in the world if you don’t believe in yourself. Take time to work on yourself and fall in love with who you are as a person. Your company alone could make the world of difference to someone, perhaps someone closer than you think, so love who you are too!

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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