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Give Back at Work, but Be Choosy About It

The old routine: When coworkers ask for help, the answer is almost always "I wish I could—too busy."
The new habit: Quiet the voice insisting you say no, and if the request is relatively small, say yes.
Why you'll be happier: As long as you're not so charitable with your time that you're left with none in which to do your own tasks, lending a helping hand at work increases your happiness, found a study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In another experiment, when people helped others for just a little bit of time each day, they actually felt like they were less time-constrained, possibly because their altruistic action made them feel more confident, useful and capable.