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This article explains why you can feel comfortable and guilt-free when asking others for help when you’re fundraising online!
The majority of humans are inherently helpful by nature; when people see others struggling, it’s natural to want to help. Think about it: if you saw someone struggling, especially a loved one or someone you knew, wouldn’t you want to do all that you could to help them?
This desire to be there for those that we care about, and even in rare circumstances for those we don’t know, is something truly beautiful. Just as you would be there for others, you can allow them to be there for you.
Helping others is proven to actually make you feel good. So when others are helping you, they are benefitting too!
You might think that sounds all very well and good in theory, but there is science that proves this is true. This study found that “participants who were randomly assigned to spend money on others experienced greater happiness than those assigned to spend money on themselves”.
Believe it or not, helping others not only makes people happy, it also promotes health, reduces stress and helps people live longer. This study concluded that “a strong correlation exists between the well-being, happiness, health, and longevity of people who are emotionally and behaviorally compassionate”.
If you’re in a difficult situation, it can be tough to reach out for help, whether financially or otherwise, because you may feel alone or like you ‘should’ be able to do things on your own. The truth is, everybody needs help sometimes!
We all face hard times, and we’re all there for someone at some point in our lives. Whether it’s advice from a friend, needing to stay with family for a while or asking for financial assistance, we’ve all been in a situation where we needed to ask for help. You aren’t alone!
Just because it’s your time to ask for help now, doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to then help someone else later on in your life.
There are so many more reasons that you should feel comfortable asking for help:
Now that we’ve covered why you don’t need to feel guilty, let’s take a look at ways that you can feel more comfortable reaching out for help.
If you don’t try online fundraising then you will never know if it could have helped you; often crowdfunding websites can really make a difference in someone’s life. Yes, there’s a chance you might not reach your target, but with GoGetFunding you can keep any money that you do raise, even if you don’t reach the target you have set – so really, you’ve got nothing to lose by giving it a try. You never know what could happen; you could really change your life for the better. Check out our reviews to see how big a difference it has made to people’s lives.
So you see, there is no need to feel guilty about asking for help. What are you waiting for? Get started with your fundraising today!
Lara Beth Aknin, (2005), “From wealth to well-being: spending money on others promotes happiness”
Lara Beth Aknin, (2005), “On financial generosity and well-being: where, when and how spending money on others increases happiness”
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 66–77, Stephen, G. Post, (2005), “Altruism, happiness, and health: it’s good to be good”
Lara B. Aknin, J. Kiley Hamlin, Elizabeth W. Dunn, (2012), “Giving Leads to Happiness in Young Children”