‘Helpers High’

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10th October, 2022

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

This quote is so true. When we go beyond our comfort zone, and give our time and energy to something larger than ourselves, something remarkable happens, we start feeling good about ourselves.

Have you ever done something kind for someone else, like giving to charity, and you felt good after doing it?

Chances are you were probably experiencing ‘Helper’s high.’

Did you know that ‘Helper’s High’ is more than just feeling good about doing good?

It involves a positive physical change in your body and mind.

The concept of the “helper’s high” arose in the 1980s, and has been confirmed in various studies since then. It consists of positive emotions following selfless service to others. It’s that euphoric feeling that you get after you’ve done something good for someone else.

It’s called a high because it’s actually a chemical response in the brain to performing an act of kindness.

It creates a train reaction of other positive effects. Thus, helping others produces a positive effect on your mental and physical health. In other words, your brain was designed for helping others.

Think of it this way. Helping others benefits human survival. Therefore, our brains are designed to motivate us to do good.

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when you do a good deed for someone else, your brain releases endorphins which are hormones that have pain-relieving properties.

Think of it as your body’s natural morphine. These endorphins create the same high you would feel after taking morphine.

Greater health and increased longevity are associated with this psychological state.

The more we give away, the more we gain in the long run. That is why helping others really is a win-win situation.

Go on, this festive season, do a random act of kindness and get a ‘Helpers High’ and feel good about yourself.

Martin Luther King said it beautifully, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.

You don’t have to have a college degree to serve;

You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle;

You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve;

You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”

Lets all Serve, let’s do good & feel good  and stay blessed forever.