Bhutan- I never thought about that. You make a good point. I also think that volunteering at a charity automatically relieves stress because you have to focus on the charity and not your problem.
Working with a charity also helps to remember how trivial your problems seem in comparison to the recipients of the charity.
For example, I did a lot of work with the Make a Wish Foundation, and there are not many things that could compare to a children suffering from a terminal illness.
Everything pales in comparison. It is always important to remember not to “Sweat the small stuff” and take a big picture approach.
I always do this by asking myself, how this will affect me six months from now, if there is no effect than the thing that I was worried about was
not important after all.