The start of a New Year is a time for reflection and reconsideration. As such, many individuals choose to make New Year’s Resolutions.

These changes help you transform your life and make the most of the New Year’s opportunity. They don’t need to be significant adjustments; your New Year’s Resolution could be as simple as aiming to give back to the community more or change someone else’s life for the better.

At the nonprofit organization Dorchester Habitat For Humanity, we understand that many individuals want to turn their lives around and be challenging after the devastation caused by 2020.

That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of New Year’s Resolutions that could help you make a difference in your life and your community in 2021.

Donate Your Time To A Good Cause

While donating money to charity is a great way to help, volunteering your time and expertise can be much more rewarding.

Consider offering your time to help build homes for those in need throughout Dorchester county. You don’t need any construction expertise; we can teach you everything that you need to know.

If you struggle with physical labor, then we offer a range of alternative volunteering positions so that you can still help us with our essential work.

For example, you could dedicate some time to volunteering in our ReStore, where we sell a wide range of used and new home décor and general items.

Whatever volunteering option you choose, you’ll be able to make the most of your free time and support others. Volunteering also allows you to learn new skills that could be incredibly valuable to you in your own life.

Get To Know Your Neighbors

In this digital age where we all spend so much time online, it’s easy to spend more time socializing with people from the other side of the world than those on the other side of your fence.

One easy way to remedy that is to invest time and effort into getting to know the local people in your community. You could try buying more items from local shops to get to know the businesses in your area and keep your money local.

Another approach is to attend community events, like the ones hosted by Dorchester Habitat For Humanity. While the pandemic has put a hold on many of our get-togethers, in the future, when it’s safe, there will be even more events as we make up for the lost time.

Our events not only allow you to get to know the people in your local community, but they also give you the chance to have fun and benefit from a great cause.

We host a range of events, including golf tournaments and dances, so there’s something for everyone, no matter what your preference.

All of our events help you to get to know others in the local community, ranging from local business leaders to individuals who love to give their time to great causes like ours.

Focus On Your Mental Wellbeing

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, many individuals focus on their physical health and aim to lose weight in the New Year.

While weight loss is a great way to improve your physical health, you also need to consider your mental wellbeing. After all, if you’re in perfect shape physically, but you’re struggling mentally, then you’ll quickly find it hard to maintain your physical prowess.

Poor mental health can also affect your entire life, including your work, family, and friendships. As such, you need to make sure that you invest time and energy into your mental wellness in 2021.

Volunteering can help your mental health, as can other activities such as physical labor. That’s why many of Dorchester Habitat For Humanity’s volunteers feel great when they help us.

Other techniques to consider for better mental wellbeing include taking a dedicated day out of each week to pamper yourself, journaling, and reviewing your relationships to see if any of them are toxic and dragging you down.

By making your mental wellbeing a priority in 2021, you’ll ensure that you get through whatever challenges the year might bring without too much stress and hassle.

Help Someone You Know Become A Homeowner

If you have friends or family members who have struggled during the past year or even longer, 2021 could be the year that you help them turn their lives around.

Dorchester Habitat For Humanity knows how vital homeownership can be for the most vulnerable in our community, which is why we work hard to get as many individuals as possible into homes they can be proud of and enjoy.

Homelessness and vulnerability aren’t always as apparent as you might think. Many individuals without a stable home often couch surf or hide the truth about their situation from the people they love to protect them.

As such, you should consider checking in on your friends and extended family and making sure that they always have a safe place to stay.

If you’re concerned about someone, then reach out to them, and encourage them to contact Dorchester Habitat For Humanity or another local charity.

Many organizations in the area will be happy to improve their prospects and find a safe place to live. We aim to ensure that no one is without a safe, secure home, and so if you encourage them to get in touch with us, then you’ll know that they’re in good hands.

We offer the chance for individuals to get home and financial advice to help them manage their money and reduce their chances of falling back into a desperate situation.

Contact Us To Contribute Towards Our Vital Work

If you’re eager to help vulnerable members of the community in Summerville, South Carolina, and the surrounding area, then get in touch today.

Our team can talk to you about the options to find a solution that will help you do good in the community and make the most of 2021.

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