On busy days at the office, the simple act of being nice to co-workers can feel a bit like a chore. All we want to do is get our work done and get out.
But, what if I told you that being nicer and more generous will make you happier? OK, fine, maybe not right away (especially during those days when you’re swamped)—but definitely in the long run.
Yeah, yeah, you want proof. Well, courtesy of BuzzFeed, we have scientific evidence that says that doing good deeds for others, such as volunteering, spending your salary on gifts, and being thankful, all contribute to a healthier and happier you.
And I don’t think I have to explain to you why a happier and healthier you leads to more long-term career success.
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Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author