Helping others DOES make us happier: Doing good deeds 'has an effect like paracetamol' on improving mood
We often say we are happy to help but it seems that helping also makes us happy.
An Oxford University analysis has found that performing good deeds, such as holding the door open for someone or donating to charity, gives the doer a warm glow.
The effect is small and ‘will not change your life’ but ‘might help nudge it in the right direction’, said researcher Dr Oliver Scott Curry.
Dr Curry crunched together the results of 21 studies that examined the link between kindness and happiness.
They involved more than 2,500 people from around the world, including children and pensioners.
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