by Matt Alderton | December 14, 2017
When you're stressed out and overwhelmed, your body, your emotions, and your mind suffer. It's therefore hard to live your life, let alone enjoy it. Luckily, researchers have stumbled on a likely cure, according to Tech Times contributor Angela Laguipo.

"According to a [2015] study, there is a simple and cost-effective way to avert the effects of stress: performing acts of kindness," Laguipo reports. "In the study published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, the researchers found that there is a natural way to help relieve the impact of stress on health, and that is through helping others."

Study subjects recorded stressful life events in areas such as relationships, work, education, home, finance, health, and accidents, as well as helpful behaviors towards others, including performing acts of kindness. Meanwhile, they also recorded the different emotions they experienced.

"The researchers found that those who performed more acts of kindness throughout the day were less likely to report negative emotions," Laguino concludes. "They were also able to maintain their positive emotions. However, during the days in which they were not able to perform kind acts, the participants reported a decrease in positive emotions in response to daily stressors."

So, if you're feeling down or stressed, the best way to help yourself might be helping someone else.

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