As a counselor in Hermosa Beach, I deal with plenty of clients who have a variety of needs when it comes to our therapy sessions. No matter how different their particular conditions are, there is always one type of intervention that is beneficial for all my clients: positive thinking and a positive attitude. One of the best ways to acquire this positive energy is with an altruistic look on life. A great example of this is through the concept of paying it forward.
Paying it forward is essentially doing a good deed for someone without expecting anything back in return. The person who was helped out will instead “pay it forward” by doing a good deed for a different person with no desire for reciprocity. This cycle continues, as each person does something good for a new individual.
Paying it forward isn’t only a great way to improve the morale of the community, but it’s also psychologically beneficial as well. Some of these benefits are:
From big to small, the number of ways you can pay it forward are nearly limitless. A sample of how you can make a small gesture to cause a big difference include the following:
If you’re looking for therapy in South Bay, please feel free to get in touch with me. I’ll be glad to help you, no matter what kind of counseling you’re in need of. You can call me at (310) 892-2572 or contact me online so that we can begin the process towards an improved state of mental health.