How many people do you care for? Do you have close family or friends that you feel a strong sense of love and responsibility to? Are you in a profession with caregiving in its job description? Do you volunteer regularly or donate to charity? You need these things to stay emotionally stable–whether you realize it or not!
However you choose to care, you’re doing yourself and your brain a huge favor! Believe it or not, the act of caring is perfect for your mental health. But how is that possible? Is that really true? To answer those questions, here are 12 ways caring for someone keeps you emotionally stable.
1. You Feel Valued
Caring for someone typically results in that person’s appreciation. You can feel and see the value that your actions provide, and as you grow closer to the person you’re taking care of, you, just as you are, are also more loved and valued.