The benefit of achieving healthy activism is making a difference, feeling good, and seeing the success in your cause being accomplished... without burning out.
In this Swedish study it reports that 6-hour workdays are the sweet spot in productivity & happiness in workers. Now let's add your volunteer, philanthropy, or tithing hours to your 9-5 working hours. Is it more or less than 36 hours a week? This is a great way to monitor your good works hours to better manage your time & money. Below is more valuable information on how I've lasted years since 2016 in my community efforts.
I. Healing your environments.
The environments that I mean are the internal and external kind. How is your mind, body & home life? Start there. If we are combating unhealthy culture, mindsets, and actions we have turn our homes into a sanctuary to heal and come back even stronger.
I'm not saying this is going to be a walk in the park, but in my experience, it has really helped me to be a stronger person in the world. If you can do this, it can help you lead by example and gain respect as an activist.
Your time & money is valuable. Organize them to save yourself from doing too much & spending too much while trying to do something impactful. You can download a good calendar and have it available on your homepage on your cell. You can try to stay within healthy working hours by tracking yourself on your schedule. If you need guidance with your finances, you can find how I do my thing here. I personally give myself $20/hr. through my 10% of my monthly income when it comes to action projects in the community and the rest goes to incredible nonprofits that transforms our state for the better.
III. Start small & start one thing at a time.
Starting small is important, especially when it comes to doing something different to have experience in order to create this impact on a much larger scale. Start on what you really want to resolve, be kind to yourself and focus only on what you really want to do, when you want to do it. We have tried and true projects here on our Solutions Blog please feel free to browse.
IV. Be a part of a working system:
Our group & so many great nonprofits in our area could use your help. Adding yourself to locations that may already support your passion is your best bet. Find them here and sign up below if you'd like to provide your services in our group. The right people get projects done easier & faster.
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Cortney Sloan Owner of North Alabama's Eco Business, Panacea: Feng Shui & Medical Massage.