There are numerous benefits attached to paying random acts of kindness forward and helping someone else in need. Specifically:

  • Doing good for others can have a powerful, positive effect on the immune system
  • By contributing towards the greater good self worth and self esteem improves
  • It can prevent people from becoming isolated, encouraging them to meet new people and  step outside of their comfort zones
  • Chronic negativity can be dismantled in the mind as positive energy flows from giving to others
    Studies have revealed that kindness helps relieve stress, which is a huge problem in many workplaces.

“Helping contributes to the maintenance of good health, and it can diminish the effect of diseases and disorders both serious and minor, psychological and physical.” Allan Luks, after surveying 3,296 volunteers

Here’s great article from Psychology today about the benefits of Paying it Forward: