Helping and supporting others contributes enormously to achieving full happiness. The practice of goodwill in daily living generates enormous benefits for one’s health and the mood of others.
Then we tell you about the positive effects for our lives that we get when we support other people.
• You develop harmony wherever that you are: When we help we have a feeling of readiness, of love, respect and goodwill that contributes to the harmony of the environment.
• It renews you: When we help, we stop focusing on ourselves for a while and place our attention on someone else. Focusing our mind and energy on others contributes to the feeling of renewal and revitalization of ourselves.
• You know how to be more grateful: Helping others teaches you that there are people who are in a less healthy situation than yours, and so you value what you have more. To thank is a practice very associated with happiness, so helping also will help you to be a happier person.
• Develop inner peace: When you help others reduce stress and increase the sense of achievement and self-realization. You have a good self-evaluation, and therefore it is easier for you to find inner peace.
• You develop a feeling of belonging: Helping one or more people generates a sense of a society that brings you closer to others. Also, they all feel that they are working for a single purpose, which creates very strong bonds of fellowship.
• Improve the perception of your limits: People who help others recognize their abilities, and also their limits. They know that giving is not always easy because it requires personal sacrifices. That is why they establish their limits, but always bearing in mind that the satisfaction that “giving” brings them is insurmountable.
• You evaluate yourself better: Helping others will enhance the way you see yourself. It is scientifically proven that being charitable makes you a more optimistic and positive person.
• Strengthen your friendships: Helping your colleagues, friends or whoever will lead you to generate new friendships and strengthen the bonds of friendships that already existed. People always remember who was there when they needed help the most.
• Your self-esteem rises: Knowing that you are apt to support another person makes you feel more confident about yourself, and your social interaction improves.
• You feel good: When you help someone, your brain receives a feeling of reward, which generates a sense of wellbeing and wonderful fullness.
As listed above, there are numerous gains to derive from helping others. Not only do you feel good about yourself, but you also appear to be responsible to the people around you. There is a popular saying that goes thus” a giving hand is the better hand”. Helping others is to help oneself.