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Focusing on others is important for them, but it is also good for us.
Dec 17, 2018


"Indeed, focusing on the other is an important part of empathy. But did you know that empathy can be good for you? We already know that using empathy in your life can be beneficial to those around you,1 but it also can benefit you. In fact, empathy can promote good health, lower stress, and prevent burn-out.

1. Empathy and survival
At its foundation, empathy can save your life, and that certainly is good for your health!! At its foundation, empathy can save your life, and that certainly is good for your health!! ....

2. Empathy connects you to others
Beyond survival, empathy is about feeling and understanding the experiences of others....

3. Empathy can lower stress
Empathy promotes abilities that help us handle stress....

4. Empathy is an antidote to burn-out
One of the dangers of the workplace is burn-out, that feeling of being overwhelmed and unable to focus on the work at hand...

5. Empathy guides our moral compass
Perhaps larger than all of us is our moral code of conduct, that is, how we treat others and expect to be treated...."

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