Performing acts of kindness has measurable impacts on our mental health by increasing the neurotransmitters in the brain that make us feel good: serotonin and dopamine. It also increases oxytocin, which is a hormone that makes us feel connected to each other and that we can trust each other. These three chemicals can have a profound impact on our mood and overall happiness. Wow! Talk about a trifecta of positivity!!
Being kind can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well.
What’s more, doing something nice for others helps strengthen social ties and the sense that you’re part of a community. What could be nicer than that?
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