Why You Should Help Others When You Need a Boost Yourself

To help others, help yourself.

If you’re feeling stuck or a little blue, it can be difficult to think of anything or anyone other than yourself.

But it turns out that’s exactly what you should do:

“These effects [following an act of kindness] are comparable to other positive psychology interventions. This suggests that performing acts of kindness will not change your life, but might help to nudge it in the right direction.”

By helping others you not only shift focus away from yourself, you make a positive contribution to others which can make you feel goo and thus help you to feel better.


Full article here.