It is easy to get siloed in our day to day activities and not see the needs of others. When we see others we move from a state of being selfish to selfless. Today’s exercise explores the benefits of giving.
Kindness is a behavioral response of compassion and actions that are selfless. It prescribes to a mindset that places compassion for others before oneself. Kindness connects us together rather than divides us and strengthens our sense of community and belonging. One act of kindness can release a chain of positive events.
Kindness promotes gratitude and empathy and it not just good for the receiver but the doer. There are many positive health benefits to giving, it increases our self-esteem and optimism, elevates our energy, improves our happiness, lengthens our lifespan, promotes more pleasure and decreases anxiety and depression.
Do five random acts of kindness in a week.
Write down what you did.
How did it make you feel?
How did the other person respond?
What was the impact of your kindness?
Exercise # 59: Do five random acts of kindness in a week.