Why Gift-Giving Makes Us Feel Happy?
- Author: Anushka Published: 21st June, 2022
Remembering, as Vinayak once said, ‘Act of giving something to others is an art of flowering your heart.’ We all know that feeling of adrenaline rush we get when we receive a present from those who are dear to us, right? Well, it’s not just about receiving a gift that makes us happy but even the act of giving gifts fills our hearts with warmth. Moreover, exchanging gifts creates a powerful bond and generates feelings of gratitude and warmth. The thoughtfulness involved creating joy and memories for a lifetime. Here’s why.
Fills the Heart with Gratitude
It is rightly said that ‘It is better to give than to receive.’ Giving a gift is a way of expressing gratitude and thanking the recipient for being a part of your life. This results in increased levels of happiness, positivity and satisfaction. Besides, when it comes to gift-giving, it’s a two-way street- expressing and feeling gratitude.
Giving a gift lets us communicate our affection and appreciation to those dear to us effectively. Also, when you take out your time to brainstorm an ideal gift for someone, it shows how much you care. This act in itself is selfless. Eventually, it promotes positivity and strengthens your bond more than before.
According to neuroscience, our brain finds pleasure in giving. We tend to feel a greater sense of happiness when we see the recipient gleam with joy as they open our gift. This releases endorphins into our brain which gives us the same euphoric feelings we experience when we are falling for someone or achieving something great.
Nurture Good Karma
We have all heard of the saying, ‘Your future is determined by your actions today!’ Though gift-giving is not done with the intention of receiving anything back, when you perform good deeds, better things come along your way in return. Remember - good behaviour never gets unrewarded. Karma!