Being kind to someone is an opportunity to strengthen a friendship or make a social connection, both of which are linked to improved mood.
And if your act of kindness works, then a shared smile also works to make you feel happier.
How does kindness make you feel?
Being kind to others does make you ‘slightly happier’ The claim that ‘helping makes you happy’ has become a staple of pop psychology and self-help manuals. Performing ‘random acts of kindness’ has been touted as a sure-fire way of boosting your mood — doing good makes you feel good, as well as benefiting others.
Why doing good feels good?
DOING GOOD MAKES US FEEL BETTER
That sensation is known as ‘helper’s high’ and is produced when your brain releases endorphins, the feel-good chemicals of the brain. When you do something good for someone else, your brain’s pleasure centers light up, releasing endorphin and producing this high.
Does doing good things make you a good person?
Study: Doing Good Makes You Feel Good. There’s a new incentive to doing good things for others: It makes you happier, according to a new study.
Why is it good to be kind?
The most obvious benefit of kindness is that you make others feel good. And in making others feel good, you inspire them to want to do something kind for you or for someone else. When you commit a kind act, those around you will take note and your kindness can have a ripple effect.