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Happiness Tip: Flex Your Generosity Muscle

Do something generous this week, and stretch if you can. Be more generous than usual.

Research is clear that giving to others improves our health and well-being. When we are generous, our outlook on life changes, and ironically, we begin to “perceive others more positively,” says Sonja Lyubomirsky in this video from our Science of a Meaningful Life series.

Take action: Find someone or something to which you can give generously today. Give your time, lend your expertise, or make a financial contribution to a cause that needs your support. You’ll be happier for it!

Join the discussion: Do you feel fulfilled when you give of your time or resources? Share in the comments.