What is the best way to cope with everyday stress?
There is an incredibly simple way to deal with stress every day. This is so simple that’s why most people often miss it.
One study found that giving is the ultimate and the simplest way to manage stress. The experts believe that helping others is actually helpful to the giver.
The leading author of the study, Dr. Emily Ansell, suggests that a simple act to help boost’s one’s happiness.
“Stressful days usually lead us to have a worse mood and poorer mental health, but our findings suggest that if we do small things for others, such as holding a door open for someone, we won’t feel as poorly on stressful days.”
Unfortunately, most people barely extend hands for others. This is because most people think that helping may cost something.
Well, this may be true in many instances. But helping does not always involve physical thing. You can help by doing what others can’t do for themselves.
For instance, you can give your seat to a pregnant woman when you’re on the bus. By doing this simple act, you’re not just making other people happy – you’re boosting your well-being too.
If you are feeling down, go outside and do something for the common good. This is the best way to cope with everyday stress.
Volunteer for social work during weekends.
The implication of this study can be huge. You don’t have to spend money to feel good. You just need to give a little bit of your time to others.
The reason why busy people are more stressed is that they might have no time for social interaction.
So if you are stressed out at work, do social activities on weekends. Meet other people and do little good things to others.
Now that you already have the best way to cope with everyday stress, it’s time to implement it. Stay productive and happy!
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.