Intersting post. Those are very good tips. The five minute one is clever. Pointing someone in the right direction is always better than saying no. I, too, am one of those people who goes above-and-beyond when someone asks a favor of me. I actually just shared a post about giving, but it was a bit different than this one.
I realized I’ve been giving in all of the wrong ways. Thanks to starting my Happy Chaos Daily Gratitude blog, I’ve come to realize I want to give more now than ever, but in a different way than I have been. I want to give my passion and my talent and my love of thought away as much as I can instead of focusing on giving to others to distract myself from me (unhealthy giving).
There is definitely a difference between healthy giving and unhealthy giving!