Health & Medical Self-Improvement

Community: How Saving Sea-Life Can Make Your Life Happier

By the end of this post, you'll understand why helping your community will help achieve your life goals and increase your happiness.
Plus, you'll have some ideas for how to help and who to contact.
The personal & professional development expert Jack Canfield has identified seven areas to life:
  1. Community,
  2. Money,
  3. Career/Business,
  4. Free-time,
  5. Health,
  6. Relationships,
  7. and Personal Development.
A great life involves goal-setting in all areas of life because:
  • each area of life impacts positively on the others, e.
    taking a calculated risk in a relationship, gives you experience & confidence to try new things in other areas of your life;
  • volunteering your time & money increases your own sense of well-being (numerous studies support this claim);
  • focusing on just one or two life areas is likely to leave you feeling disconnected or that something's missing;
  • and while it's a cliché that the more you give the more you get, many people have found that it works;
  • as you learn in one area of your life, you can apply those lessons to others parts of your life.
Who's in your Community? If you love the sea (or diving, sailing, surfing, being at the coast, etc), your idea of Community may well include some form of sea-life...
whether that's your fellow surfers, sea-life like dolphins or coral reefs, or your marine science colleagues! Six methods for being a mainstay of your Community
  1. Make a one-off donation to a sea-related non-profit/charity that helps a cause you care about.
  2. Volunteer with them, or with another sea-related organisation.
  3. Pick a marine-related non-profit who you'd like to benefit from your tithing.
    (By tithing I mean donating 10% of your pre-tax income, whether with money or time.
    Tithing is practised by some of the most successful people in various walks of life.
  4. Ensure you do the top 10 things the organisations suggests for helping the marine world - many of them you will be able to do at home & work, and they won't even cost you anything!
  5. Spread the word about your cause - follow a relevant charity or two on social media; share their messages; and carry-out their online actions.
  6. Ensure you take nothing & leave nothing when you next visit the coast.
Four sea-related conservation organisations to get you started
  1. Ocean Futures - based in the US
  2. Marine Conservation Society - in the UK
  3. Sailors for the Sea - based in the US
  4. Surfers Against Sewage - in the UK

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