Boost your esteem with volunteerism

Acne can ruin a person’s self-esteem. I think that it is particularly problematic for adults with acne because there is no easy way to explain your skin condition. You can just shrug your shoulders and go “hey, puberty, ya know?” Over time, feeling like you are the only adult in the world can start to take its toll on your mental health.

If you find that you’re stuck living with acne, at least for the time being, then you will have to find other ways to keep your esteem healthy so that you don’t fall into the acne pit of despair.

I’ve found that volunteering is a good way to make sure that I feel good about myself regardless of how I look. Personally, I volunteer at a local Humane Society. I show up a couple times a week and walk adult dogs. The Humane Society is a non-profit, so they rely on volunteers to help them out with tasks such as this.

I started volunteering because I had recently lost my own dog. I’m an animal lover, so I just needed to get a dog fix every few days. Over the past few years, volunteering has led to my meeting new friends (both human and canine), and learning that I have a very useful place in my community.

You don’t have to volunteer with animals, though, if that’s not your thing. There are lots of non-profits and hospitals that could use your help. Some of the most popular organizations include the Red Cross and Volunteers of America. Just think about what you would like to do and start looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community. You might not be able to change the way you look, but you can change the way you feel about yourself.

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