A Surprising Way To Cope With Everyday Stress

The message from this new study is very timely for the festive season that is now upon us.  The study reported in the journal Clinical Psychological Science demonstrated that giving others a small helping hand, such as holding a door open for someone, was an effective way to deal with everyday stressors.

The results show that helping others helped buffer the participant’s emotions against stress and made them feel happier, even if it was just a small thing like giving directions or offering assistance.

So in the season of goodwill helping someone else will go a long way to helping you feel just a little bit better.

A Surprising Way To Cope With Everyday Stress – PsyBlog

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