3) Giving Can Help Reduce Stress Levels
Research from 2014 has shown that being more generous can actually lower your stress levels. In this study, researchers utilized the ultimatum bargaining game (UBG), an experiment that examines the behavior and physiological reactions of people while bargaining. They found that those who offered to give less exhibited mental stress, which negatively affected their well-being. On the other hand, those who gave more felt more at ease, and I can definitely relate. Kind gestures, such as sending flowers to my grandmother or taking my sister out to lunch, always put me in a happy mood.