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  • Writer's pictureKate Bradshaw

The Benefits of Serving Others

There is a Chinese saying that goes:

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.

We understand the benefits of helping others and of being of service to individuals and communities. We pride ourselves on our service and the support provided by our staff every day. We have a genuine desire to go above and beyond when it comes to supporting people to reach their goals.

Our staff go beyond just looking and see what’s required to help people move forward. We encourage our staff to listen, act and then listen again. We strongly believe that there are enormous health benefits to helping others. Offering support can have a positive effect on your mental health and well-being. It can reduce stress as well as improve your mood, self-esteem and happiness. We always promote the health benefits of working at Quality Health Care and below are just a few that many of our staff have shared.

1. Helping others feels good

When you help others, it promotes positive physiological changes in the brain associated with happiness. These rushes are often followed by longer periods of calm and can eventually lead to better well-being. Helping others improves social support, encourages us to lead a more physically active lifestyle, distracts us from our own problems, allows us to engage in a meaningful activity and improves our self-esteem and competence.

2. It brings a sense of belonging and reduces isolation

Being a part of a team leads to a feeling of belonging and provides people with a sense of purpose. It allows people to see beyond their own experiences and can build a sense of camaraderie amongst team members and colleagues.

3. It helps to keep things in perspective

Many people don’t realise the impact that a different perspective can have on their outlook on life. Helping others in need, especially those who are less fortunate than yourself, can provide a real sense of perspective and make you realise how lucky you are, enabling you to stop focusing on what you feel you are missing - helping you to achieve a more positive outlook on the things that may be causing you stress.

4. It helps make the world a happier place – it’s contagious!

Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. An act of kindness can improve confidence, control, happiness and optimism. It can also encourage others to repeat the good deed that they’ve experienced themselves – it contributes to a more positive community.

5. The more you do for others, the more you do for yourself

Evidence shows that the benefits of helping others can last long after the act itself by providing a ‘kindness bank’ of memories that can be drawn upon in the future.

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