Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Secret Weapon Against Stress: Kindness

Bookmark Article



Bookmark Article


The best tool to have

In his newsletter, Arnold Schwarzenegger offers a simple yet effective method to combat stress and anxiety: kindness. He cites research showing that acts of kindness can improve well-being, foster connections, and trigger positive psychological and physiological changes. Jessica Reyes and Patricia Wu discuss Schwarenegger’s message with Jojo Venant.

Fighting stress whenever you can

Schwarzenegger acknowledges that stress is often uncontrollable, but kindness can counteract its negative effects. By making others feel good, we can reduce repetitive negative thoughts and create a sense of belonging. This can increase positivity and boost serotonin and dopamine, “feel-good” neurotransmitters that can alleviate stress.

Schwarzenegger’s Mental Health Toolkit

This isn’t the first time Schwarzenegger has shared stress-reduction techniques. He previously recommended artistic activities like sketching and coloring to boost dopamine levels, which can lead to increased joy, satisfaction, and motivation, thereby reducing stress and anxiety.

To learn more about Jojo Venant, visit her website and connect with her on Instagram.

Editorial Team
Editorial Team
At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.

Read more


Related Articles