When you help others, you help yourself. Some people even experience “helper’s high”—energy, inner warmth and calm—a phenomenon first identified by Allan Luks when he surveyed more than a thousand volunteers on the connection between helping and health. Find one small thing you can do for somebody else today.
Allan Luks, “Helper’s High: Volunteering Makes People Feel Good, Physically and Emotionally,” Psychology Today 22 (1988): 34–42.
Cassie Mogilner et al., “Giving Time Gives You Time,” Psychological Science 23 (2012): 1233–1238.