Tip #4: Help others

If you lug your neighbor’s groceries up her steps, clearly it’s good for her. But did you know that it’s likely good for you too? Research indicates that those who consistently help other people experience less depression, greater calm, fewer pains, and better health. They may even live longer! Research shows that students who performed five acts of kindness a day increased their happiness. Doing good can make you feel good. It helps to remind us how fortunate we are, provides avenues for connecting to others, distracts our minds from our own worries, and add a sense of purpose and/or meaning to our own lives.