This time of the year isn't for everyone. If you are prone to holiday depression, you might want to think about giving to others. There are a couple of studies that say giving to others can lead to lower blood pressure, less depression and minimizes stress. Experts call this a "helper's high."
Other benefits of giving to others include, better pain management and, ultimately, living a longer life.
It's not just volunteering that will help you live longer and lessen depression, it's just doing nice things for others.
So go out there, overtip, let people in your lane in the highway, pay it forward at the drive thru, give a stranger a compliment! Imagine lessening depression for not just one person, but two! We all have that power!!!
And YOU count, to. Do good things for YOU!