The Many Benefits of Kindness

One of last week's Mindful Moments was a challenge to spread some kindness. Kindness is known to have many positive effects on our mental health, including:

  • Pain relief - performing acts of kindness releases endorphins in the brain, which make you feel better
  • Reducing anxiety and depression – kindness stimulates the production of serotonin, which can have a calming effect and increase happiness
  • Increasing pleasure - kindness elevates levels of dopamine, triggering the pleasure and reward centres in your brain
  • Building social connections – kindness promotes positive human to human interaction

In our latest episode of Lawyers on Zoom Drinking Coffee, hear how OBA Treasurer and Partner at Bennett Jones LLP, Ranjan Agarwal, strives to practice kindness in his work and in his everyday life.