Ellen Degeneres is definitely onto something with her message to be kind and compassionate. Not only does it feel good, but there’s countless scientific evidence that proves it’s a health booster as well. According to research featured from the Random Acts of Kindness, kindness increases energy, happiness, and even lifespan. It also decreases pain, depression, anxiety, and blood pressure.
With results like these, it’s always a good time to practice being kind and going out of your way for others. While those acts can be as simple as kind words or a smile, they can also be more involved and thought out.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.