5 Side Affects of Kindness you Need to Know

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Kindness makes you happier

When you are kind to someone that someone is happier because it makes them feel good. If you helped someone cross a street or if you helped someone carry their shopping bags for them or even if you smiled at a complete stranger and they smiled back at you. That’s kindness! That’s being thoughtful, kind and helpful.

Kindness is good for your heart

Even the smallest bit of kindness is good for your heart. When you are helping someone it’s never about you it’s always about the person you are helping. However, you feel good doing a kind act. At least me, makes me feel amazing. I have a warm and fuzzy feeling inside of me. I smile a lot too. When your heart is filled with kindness it spreads the happy and amazing messages around.

Kindness slows ageing

Think about it, when you are exercising you are full of happy endorphins and you feel amazing. Kindness has a similar effect too. When you are kind in general you feel happy, good, amazing and at peace. You are not stressed thinking about things that you need to do, bills to pay and etc. You are relaxed and content. I would even go this far to say in the present moment.

Kindness improves relationships

Just think about it, when you are kind to others you are more likely to be kind to your loved one. You’ll have more understanding, patience and care which is essential for a happy and fulfilling relationship. Your heart is more open and more willing to receive, listen and be kind. You are more likely to forgive and forget.

Kindness is contagious

If I am kind to someone, the person who saw me doing it would do the same to another person. It’s inspiring to help other people particularly when you see others do it. You’ve got to have similar ‘belief system’ to subscribe to this type of behaviour. I believe in peoples’ good hearts so I assume everyone would just catch onto being kind to others.

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary

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