Welfare is a problem that is always present in our lives. Now scientists are trying to study the social effects the pandemic has left. Making people more focused on their mental health by avoiding potential harm to their well-being. Meena Andiappan, a researcher at the Policy Institute in Toronto, Canada, has studied the intersection of behavioral ethics and well-being.
For this, Meena Andiappan compares people who choose to spend money/time as a way to achieve happiness and people who, instead of seeing themselves, help others.
surrender to sympathy
You results, according to researchers, is very surprising. People who do not change their behavior do not experience a change in their well-being. However, for those who change their behavior and routines, acts of sympathy have a major impact on their mental health, reducing levels of anxiety and depression.
Scientists believe that expending energy on other people, especially those with more difficult lives than ours, makes our problems seem smaller. Others believe that when we are in the presence of other people, we are “forced” to smile and put on a good face, which makes us feel positive emotions more often. Another finding is that when we live a meaningful life, it is an indicator that we will be happier.
Trying to increase our level of happiness and, consequently, our mental state, doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming, or even expensive. In fact, it can be done in a minute: holding the door for a stranger or complimenting a coworker.
While kind acts are not a universal remedy for emotional needs, these small acts can be summed up into a popular saying: by helping others, we can help ourselves.
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