Sharing is Caring: 3 Scientifically Proven Reasons How Helping Others Can Improve Your Own Life
Have you felt an inexplicable sense of contentment when you did something for others, but without expecting them to give something back? That’s a fact and it’s been proven many times.
Science shows that when we help others, without having any other intention but to do something for them, we become happier and our life improves too. Here are the exact ways in which that happens. Hopefully, you will use it as a motivation to start sharing, caring and helping even more.
Reason 1. You’ll live longer.
Studies suggest that if you care for others throughout your life, you’ll extend your lifespan. It could be taking care of your older relatives, or even helping those you don’t know but who are in need.
It’s not hard to find people who are in need. It can be just a friend who you think is ‘kind of lost ‘ recently. Sometimes giving someone your honest attention is all that they need.
Look at your environment. Maybe there is someone who is being treated unfairly or even bullied? Take the side of the weaker one.
If that’s part of your week or month for the rest of your life, you’ll boost your overall health in multiple ways, all of which will lead to increasing your life expectancy.
Reason 2. Your life will be more meaningful.
Let’s face it, we’re all here seeking for meaning in different ways. And if you just make excuses, never follow your dreams and keep yourself busy with unimportant things every day, you’ll end up being miserable.
Meaning, however, can be found in healthy relationships, doing work we love, helping others, and more. Each of these makes us feel alive and like we’re making the most of the time given to us. There’s also the feeling of reward you get whenever you do a good deed without any egoistic intentions.
Go help someone today and see for yourself how great it feels.
Reason 3. It makes you happy.
Stop looking for the happiness formula. It’s here – by making others happy, you increase your own level of happiness too. That’s scientifically proven too.
Little acts of kindness take no time, but they do make the world a better place as they create positive vibes both for you and the person you help. It doesn’t need to be something big. Simply do it because you want to, not just to reap the benefits.