When we are friendly and open — even during casual encounters — we discover small ways to boost our mood and can help others do the same.
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Casual relationships are essential to our well-being. They help reduce loneliness for ourselves and others.
Being friendly and social helps us manage stress, cope with difficulty, and increases our physical and mental health. This is true even with people we don’t know well, but who we encounter during daily activities. Our overall health involves being part of a community.
Altruism doesn’t just benefit others, it can give us a physical and mental boost as well.
Science agrees: Being nice feels good and it boosts your mental and physical health.
Even if it feels uncomfortable, meeting new people is vital to our sense of well-being and belonging.
One good deed shared in a crowd creates a domino effect and can improve the day of dozens of people.