Feeling Good Tip of the Day ~ Show Sadness the Door

The Antidote to Sadness is Kindness

In many cases, sadness is a normal human reaction to different life changes and events, but there are some habits that can help with this. “If you find yourself feeling a bit down, a great thing to do is something kind for another person,” explains Vanessa. “When we do kind things for others, it actually activates the reward system in our own brain. It releases the reward neuron dopamine. If we’re doing something for someone else, then it also takes our mind off our own worries as well.”


The more we move out of ourselves toward others, the more feelings of self-pity, sadness, and depression leave us. Instead of dwelling on our problems when we engage with others to brighten their day grace happens, our day becomes brighter as well.

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