Community//

Kindness is Healthy For You

Wonder why it feels so good to be good to others?

I have recently started reading a book called Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. Amongst the many great points mentioned in his book, one of them really stuck with me. A simple act of kindness to a total stranger releases a chemical in our brain called Oxytocin. Simon likes to call it the feel-good hormone. Apparently, without it, we wouldn’t find it rewarding to help others. Think about the last time you helped someone succeed or extended a hand to help your colleagues at work. How did it make you feel? I bet you felt very good about yourself. Well, you are exactly right. You were feeling the impact of the chemical Oxytocin. The cool thing about helping others is that the person you are helping will also feel good and anyone witnessing your act of kindness will feel just as great. Simon also mentioned that the person you helped and the person that witnessed your act of kindness will most likely help someone else that day. How does it make you feel when you extend help to a total stranger or someone you know?

Get the Book: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00DGZKQM8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    Why Should We Be Kind To Others?

    by Narendra Sharma
    Community//

    The Power of Kindness

    by Rachel Peterson

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.