Feeling low? Try this tip backed by Bear Grylls and wise sages down the ages

By Shane Dean, Founder of Tonic

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus said: “Making money is a happiness; making other people happy is a superhappiness.”

Wise sages down the ages confirm such a truth.

We all feel low from time to time and these days in the UK and America, we often turn to retail therapy to help us feel better. But studies show this isn’t the best solution.

Instead, doing something for others is the best for long term happiness, reinforced by study after study. Bear Grylls said earlier this year that when he feels low, he goes out and does something for others. Scouts worldwide are taught this.

A Good News Post reporter with Bear Grylls at a school library launch four years ago

Countless philosophers for centuries agree on this. Happiness is found in helping others. Science now proves it.

A Chinese saying goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” 

Shane Dean is the founding editor of the Good News Post and founder author of Tonic talks to boost the happiness of people. He is available for talks via clicking here