Whether we think about it or not, or even realise, we’re selective about a lot of things. We’re selective about what we eat, how we spend our time, how we spend our money, but we’re more selective about our deeds.
Perhaps it’s important to consciously make decisions based around our selectiveness and ask ourselves why those are our selections. We need to ask ourselves why we’re here, think about what life means and what being here means. We must think about the most important thing on our list and that is our good deeds.
The reason you’re here is to help others, so that when you’re no longer here, you’ve made a difference. Good deeds shows the universe and tells others we have empathy and compassion and that we have and live with integrity, that we want to be a good person.
We make positive impacts when we do good deeds. The saying that ‘it’s better to give than to receive,’ is now backed up by research. Evidence suggests that helping others is beneficial for our own mental and physical health. When we help others, we are promoting physiological changes in the brain that are associated with happiness.
Long-term these feelings are followed by longer periods of calm, that lead to better health and wellbeing. Helping others distracts us from our own problems, encourages us to lead a more active life, improves self-esteem and confidence that improves our competence. It also allows us to engage in meaningful activity and helps us improve social support.
A good deed impacts our perceptions positively, which gives us a positive outlook on life. Helping those who are less fortunate also makes us realise just how lucky we are, allowing us to stop focusing on ourselves.
Doing good deeds help us achieve a more positive outlook on the issues that are causing us stress, as well as helping us physically. Positive emotions help reduce stress, reducing stress boosts immunity and protects us from disease.
And where we’re making friends through the process of a good deed done that means we’re making the world a happier and calm place in which to live.