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Generosity makes us happy

Generosity makes us happy

Feeling good is a product of doing good.

According to a study, giving triggers feel-good chemicals like endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 5 Research-Backed Benefits of Making Generosity a Habit

In a study of generosity and its effect in marriage, the recipient and the giver of generosity expressed high levels of marital satisfaction.

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Being stingy can actually raise our stress levels, while being generous can keep the stress down.

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Generosity reduces blood pressure as much as medicine and exercise. It also lowers the risk of dementia, reduces anxiety and depression, improves chronic pain management, and more.

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Generosity extends our lives

One study found volunteering dramatically reduced mortality rates.

One report stated that subjects who volunteered for two or more causes had a 63 percent lower rate of mortality than people who didn’t volunteer during the study period.

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If we want the full positive effect of generosity, we have to make it a regular part of our lives.

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Using reminders
We use memory devices to offload our need to remember everything all the time. But these tools have slowly shifted from a source of calm to just another source of interruption.

For example, you're working and you suddenly hear a notification pop, reminding you of a meeting in 30 minutes. Your brain will go in the meeting mode and you won't be able to go back to the task you were doing.

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