There have been many stories about the feeling of giving unconditionally that: When you help someone, the feeling of relief will make you feel happy and think that life is so much more worth living. . In order to encourage everyone to do good work together, to do good deeds, every year Random Acts of Kindness Day is organized as a movement that is actively responded by a large number of people. Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated every year on February 17th, this holiday has inspired people to love it.
Benefits of kindness
One significant benefit of kindness is its impact on your self-perception. As you perform acts of kindness, you can begin to see yourself as an altruistic and compassionate person. This new insight can help you feel confident, optimistic, and think of yourself as a useful person. Helping others or volunteering will help highlight your abilities, competencies, and expertise, and give you a sense of control over your own life.
Through helping others, you can also learn new skills or discover your hidden talents. For example, you will discover that you have the ability to interpret and teach when volunteering to teach orphans or care for others while spending time with elderly people in a nursing home. Some researchers suggest that the behaviors of doing good will help you find meaning and value in your own life.
Finally and most importantly, kindness can generate positive reactions in society. Helping others will make people like, appreciate, and appreciate you. People will also respond and help when you need support in the future. Helping others will fulfill a basic human need to connect with others, creating gratitude and friendship. Science has also proven the power of good deeds. Through a small ten-week project, the volunteers who participated in the experiment felt more useful and their joy increased by helping others. At the same time, the researchers measured the levels of gratitude in the volunteers when they received support.
How does acting of kindness make us happy?
Doing good can make us feel happier in many ways. For example, surveys have shown that volunteering helps reduce symptoms of depression, increase feelings of happiness and self-worth and self-mastery. Although the above survey cannot be explained in two ways ("Does volunteering make people feel good about themselves or will people who feel good about themselves volunteer?"), but through Research on volunteers who participate in projects over a long period of time, the results show that it is the volunteers' generous behaviors that make them feel happier, not vice versa. .
In another study, five female volunteers with multiple sclerosis (MS) were selected to help another 67 MS patients for three years. They are trained in empathic listening and are asked to make phone calls to each patient every 15 minutes once a month. When the time was up, the results showed that the volunteers were extremely satisfied and had an increased sense of self-mastery. They are more socially engaged and less depressed. In an interview, these 5 women said they have had great changes in their lives after the experience of volunteering for the project. For example, when they help others, they begin to shift their focus away from themselves and to focus more on the people they help. At the same time, they also improve their listening skills and become more and more open and tolerant in relationships. The self-esteem and acceptance of the volunteers also increased. Examples include their confidence in their ability to cope with life's ups and downs and in managing their own illness. One woman said: "Although multiple sclerosis is incurable, I really feel that I can cope with anything that comes my way."
It is noteworthy that the positive changes experienced by these five women outweighed the benefits that the patients receiving the volunteers' help received. 5 volunteers felt satisfied with their own quality of life 7 times better than the diseases they helped. What's more, the researchers found a startling finding that the benefits those receiving help increased as time went on, although the help they received tended to decrease. This is a small study with only 5 participants, but it thoroughly illustrates the benefits of helping and understanding these things can lead to a happier life.
How to hold Random Acts of Kindness Day
Be generous with any act of kindness today. You can help those in need with food or volunteer activities. You can go over to the homeless roadside person you meet, give them something useful to ease their pain, or simply feed them a full meal. You can help a street vendor by helping them push their cart. You can go to the square to hear street artists singing or dancing and cheer them on for a little extra. Or simply, help your partner throughout the day. Take out the trash? Going to buy food? They are really simple but will surely bring great happiness to the person who receives your act of kindness. Spread your positive energy on social media with the hashtag #RandomActsOfKindnessDay.
ObservedRandom Acts of Kindness Day has been observed annually on February 17th.
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