Powerful Ways Kind Actions Improve Your Health

Kindness today is so sporadic that any such action "restore faith in humanity." The sad thing is that being kind or a good person ...

Kindness today is so sporadic that any such action "restore faith in humanity." The sad thing is that being kind or a good person shouldn't be weird. Moreover, I remember at this very moment a Cherokee legend about the nature of man. I share it with you:

One morning an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. The old man said: 

"My son, the battle is between two wolves that are inside all of us." 

One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sadness, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, pride, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other one, on the other hand, is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness,

benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

The same battle occurs within you, and within each person as well." 

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

To which his grandfather replied:  "The one you feed."

Human beings are not born good or bad; we are born as a blank notebook where the experiences we live write our nature. You choose, a thousand terrible things can happen to you and still be a good person, or turn you into someone evil. That's up to you, as Cherokee legend points out.

With the above in mind, seek to feed your soul with good and positive things, or at least be a source of them.

Health benefits of acts of kindness

Disregarding the fact that it fills you with faith and strength to move forward, acts of kindness have a great influence on our physical and psychological health. Here are the benefits.

1 Reduce stress

We all know that complicated life situations cause us stress. The good news is that if you want to reduce the exhausting feeling that stress leaves you, the best thing you can do is take positive action.

For example, you had problems with your co-worker. Instead of focusing on that when you get home, what you can do is find a way to do a good deed for a neighbor, your partner, or your children. Whatever you decide to do for them will help reduce that devastating feeling that drains your life energy.

2 Improves heart health

Just remember some good deed you have seen, what did you feel? Perhaps warmth, joy, and a lot of desire to do something similar. Well, that cluster of good emotions improves your heart health.

What happens is that when you witness acts of kindness, a hormone called oxytocin is triggered in your body. This is known as the hormone of love or empathy. This, while making you feel happier, also activates the production of nitric acid in your body. What the above process does is facilitate blood circulation and improve blood pressure. As a result, your heart health improves.

3 Reduce your anxiety

When you decide to perform acts of kindness for random people, what happens is that you give affection. When you give of yourself to others, whether they are acquaintances or not, what happens is that you reduce your anxiety levels.

You focus your energy on good things instead of directing your attention only on the situations that make you feel anxious.

4 Change your perception of life

It is natural that being surrounded by problems and difficult situations, you believe that everything in life is chaos and problems. Acts of kindness show you a different side of life.

When, for example, you see a video of a person saving defenseless animals from death, what you experience is a sense of reward; someone did something that gave you the peace of mind you needed.

You begin to see many more good actions and your life changes little by little. You will continue to have problems, but they will reduce in frequency, you will know how to solve them more wisely and the way you face them will change, becoming someone resilient.

5 Increase your productivity

Nothing is more pleasant than working in a work environment where people do not go to war. When things go well between co-workers and there are no problems or they know how to resolve conflicts, they make you want to do things in a better mood, well and on time.

I say this from my own experience. Nothing more terrible than having troublesome co-workers; that way they don't make anyone want to work.

6 Makes you feel valued

If someone does an act of kindness that you benefit from, you will feel more alive than ever. No action speaks more of the love and affection that someone has for you than the fact that they do something nice for you.

Whether it's giving up your seat on a crowded bus or your partner giving you the surprise you've always wanted for your birthday, it makes you feel valued.

7 Help your body increase its defenses

When your children get sick, what is the first thing you do for them? give them attention and care. Sometimes it happens that a hug from mom or dad is enough for the fever to go down or the pain to calm down.

Well, it's not about replacing medical treatment with hugs and kisses, but it's about offering the possibility of improvement while going to the hospital.

Being the recipient of acts of kindness, what they do is mitigate your ailments and give you the strength to face the disease.

These 7 points are just a small sample of what goodness and kindness can do for you. Remember that people tend to imitate others; Be an example of goodness for your loved ones and they will be willing to imitate you. With that, you spread goodness around the world.



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