Feeling stressed? Help others with everyday tasks to feel better!

New research shows even doing small thing for others such as holding the door open for someone else can give your mood a boost.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015, 17:25 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Helping people, even strangers, can help you reduce the impact of stress from our everyday lives, as per a new research.

Usually we turn to others for help when we stressed, however, the research shows even doing small thing for others such as holding the door open for someone else can give your mood a boost.

“Our research shows that when we help others we can also help ourselves," explains study author Emily Ansell of the Yale University School of Medicine”.

“Stressful days usually lead us to have a worse mood and poorer mental health, but our findings suggest that if we do small things for others, such as holding a door open for someone, we won't feel as poorly on stressful days, Ansell adds.”

The study is published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.