Research has found a link between doing good things and an increase in wellbeing. Carrying out acts of kindness, whether small or big, can increase your own happiness, life satisfaction and general wellbeing.
Giving can involve parting with material things like gifts, or immaterial things like our time, skills or kindness. When we give to others, we strengthen our relationships, making them more positive which is key to good mental health. By showing the people that we care, we increase our own positivity about the world and those around us.