Your act of kindness helps you to demonstrate a positive identity and makes you feel proud of yourself. In most cases kindness comes back to you. Someone might remember that you helped them out last time and therefore will be more likely to help you when you need help the most.
It is worth sharing to my readers about what people are now facing like stress, anxiety and depression. Here are some points that we want to share to you all.
It is believed that being nice to others is one of the easiest, quickest and inexpensive ways to keep anxiety out of you. It calms down the mood and takes the focus out of yourself. Prescribed medications, meditation and even exercise can reduce anxiety. But being kind to others is the most natural way to reduce anxiety.
Being kind to others can affect the actual chemical balance of your heart. Kindness sets free the hormones oxytocin which causes the release of a chemical called nitric acid in blood vessels. Being kind to someone opens a door to a new friendship or develops a new social connection with others.
In the hustle and bustle of your daily lives, each human being faces some sort of stress factor each day. An act or being kind to others reduces the stress factor in one’s life. It allows you to pay less attention to yourself while sharing your kind gesture to other people. The moment you focus in doing good to others enables you to get a break from your own problems. The added bonus is the appreciation shown by the person receiving your act of kindness. It enables you to cope better with stressful situations providing improved emotional functioning.
Your act of kindness helps you to demonstrate a positive identity and makes you feel proud of yourself. In most cases kindness comes back to you. Someone might remember that you helped them out last time and therefore will be more likely to help you when you need help the most. It could also be that one person being kind causes a ripple effect and makes others in a group kinder, lifting everyone’s spirits.
There are no side effects to being kind. It simply becomes an added benefit and you do not need a prescription at all.
Let us then take out those stress by sharing kindness to as many people whether they are your friends or strangers.
This column shares its kindest thoughts to Anthony Visitacion, Roland Jubilag Jr., Elsie Gonzaga, Jo-ann Yoshida, Anna Liza Lacson, Linus Jimenez, Richard Oquendo, Art Colmedora, Felipe Lacson Jr., Tony Agustin, Francis Velez, and George Jardiolin./WDJ