Check out this article: The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier
“The vagus is intimately tied to how we connect with one another — it links directly to nerves that tune our ears to human speech, coordinate eye contact and regulate emotional expressions. It influences the release of oxytocin, a hormone that is important in social bonding. Studies have found that higher vagal tone is associated with greater closeness to others and more altruistic behavior.”
“We find that the active ingredients are two psychological variables: positive emotion and the feeling of positive social connection,” she says
But, Fredrickson says, “We’ve had a lot of indirect clues that relationships are healing. What’s exciting about this study is that it suggests that every [positive] interaction we have with people is a miniature health tune-up.”
I just love this. For years I’ve been telling clients how just going that extra mile is good for your job search, showing generosity is good for your career, and now we have a study that says it can also be good for your health!
So, don’t sit at home staring at your computer screen! Get out of your house and get thee to networking events! Look for making true connections with others. You can’t do your job search alone. That continual connection can “heal” the stress of your job search, as well as building relationships to help your future!