Quote by Yogi Bhajan: “Feel good, be good, and do good.”
Do Good To Feel Good
So easy to forget this one: doing good makes you feel good. Being kind to a co-worker not only enables and elevates them — it lifts your mood. Adding outrageous value to a customer and making them feel like the VIP that they are not only makes them your goodwill ambassador spreading word of your services like a virus — it unlocks a wellspring of positive sensations inside of you. Going the extra mile for your spouse or your child not only leaves them better than you found them — it helps you feel connected to the ones you love which promotes happiness and fulfillment. Being positive and kind and excellent takes a lot more discipline and power. In your personal life.
Team Margot is good for your mental health and wellbeing
Researchers have discovered that the more people do acts of altruism, the higher they raise their self-esteem and raise their happiness. As a result, this makes them want to continue to do more positive, loving habits… which then makes them feel even better about themselves — which makes them want to do even more acts of altruism.
Researchers have noticed this pattern. They even have a fancy name for this phenomenon:. Researchers have discovered that the more people do acts of altruism, the higher they raise their self-esteem. And thereby the higher they also raise their happiness. Scroll down for a poster I designed — which sums up this do good and feel good philosophy! Down, down, down their mood spiral goes.
People believe they act because of the way they feel, but in fact, we very often feel because of the way we act. So to change your emotions, change your actions. If you want to feel like a caring person, act in a caring way. If you want to have more loving feelings toward someone, perform loving actions for that person's benefit. Doing good makes you feel good.