Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Not Just Commendation, Acting Goodness Also Helps Relieve Stress

Not Just Commendation, Acting Goodness Also Helps Relieve Stress Doing little things like giving assistance to others can help relieve the stress experienced while improving mental health conditions by increasing positive emotions. At least, that\’s the result of a study conducted by researchers at Yale University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). \”The message that we can get that is when we are stressed and we could help others, indirectly we are also helping ourselves to feel better,\” said one study author and professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, Emily Ansell. Ansell and his team conducted laboratory-based studies in which they asked 77 people

aged 18-44 years to use a specific smartphone to report how they feel daily, for two weeks. Every night, there is a reminder that participants should report the events experienced and stressful, be it at work, school, home, as well as financial or health problems. CBS News and was quoted on Wednesday (16/12/2015), Ansell said the number of events that cause stress participant being the size of the daily stress levels of participants. In addition, they were asked to report the activities undertaken to help others. Starting from just opened the door, helping children with homework, lend money or goods,

as well as offering help to others when they need it. \”They were also asked to fill out a daily survey to measure emotions and assess their mental health on a scale of 0 to 100. The result is found, participants who take action to help others further demonstrate the positive emotions when they deal with stress,\” said Ansell. More detail, Ansell reveal people as a whole do one, two, or more kindness per day, feel better emotional state when facing problems that could potentially cause stress. Conversely, when they are not too much to do good, more negative emotion

felt when faced with stress. This, according to Ansell can occur because when doing a favor for another person, a person can feel himself useful and it increases the self-esteem of the person. Thus, the mood of the person concerned would be better included when faced with stress. \”But more research is needed because for the time being, we involve the people of the Caucasian race. Our plan is to involve the community of ethnically more diverse,\” Ansell lid. The study is published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

Not Just Commendation, Acting Goodness Also Helps Relieve Stress

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