You can also relieve yourself from the stresses of life by giving to others. When you help others it shifts your focus away from your problems. Giving your time to a charity brings about change in the community and a peace to you as well as to someone in need. The opportunities to volunteer to a charity are endless. You can find out the need of charities that can match your skills. Giving something (time, money, services) of yourself to others is a positive way to reduce stress. This is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and others.