We’re so pleased to be able to share stories of MIWA members helping out this month. It’s plain that an act of kindness helps the community involved – but did you know that being altruistic serves you on an individual level, too? Read on to find out why you benefit from showing kindness.
- It boosts mental wellness: Studies show that it’s not just the recipients of your altruism who feel good when you’ve been kind. You’ll also benefit from increased self-esteem; what’s more, science tells us that there are links with happiness and kindness in the brain.
- It creates connections: If you took part during a food drive or collection during lockdown, you’ll know that being part of a community that cares helps to create a sense of belonging – something we all crave right now.
- It helps you focus on what counts: Sure, each of us faces challenges – and for many of us, those are pretty big. But giving back to people in need reminds us that we are not alone in experiencing problems.