Kindness can start a positive cycle that encourages long-term joy and selflessness. Kindness is contagious. When you begin doing good deeds for others, you may not want to stop. This month, we're focusing on kindness toward ourselves and others to end the year on a brighter note and make kindness a better and healthier habit to carry into the new year.
What if we revealed to you that being good to others makes you happy?
You are not required to accept our word for it. According to two studies, spending money on others makes us happier than spending money on ourselves! 1 Happiness is a primary goal in our life. Gratitude is a valuable human quality that contributes to happiness. According to one study, thankful people are especially mindful of others' contributions to their happiness.
Compared to unhappy people, happy people report closer and more rewarding relationships and a greater sense of thankfulness in their lives. Gratitude arises when people receive kindness from others, but empathy entails responding compassionately toward others.
The same study discovered that happy persons have higher amounts of the three aspects of kindness:
The desire to treat others with kindness
The act of recognizing kindness in others
Enacting compassion in one's daily life
Kind people have happier happy memories, greater enjoyment. People seem to get more joyful and more thankful simply by counting acts of kindness for one week. Happy people are naturally more gentle, and with a bit of intervention, they can get even more joyful, kinder, more thankful.
The Love Hormone
Kindness and thankfulness are vital human qualities that have an impact on our well-being. It's critical to develop these behaviors regularly, beginning with one good deed per week. Then gradually increase to one or more daily random acts of kindness. Every day, treat yourself with respect and compassion. You can't fill anyone else's cup until you've filled your own. Everyone who observes an act of kindness experiences the good impacts of kindness in their brain, enhancing their attitude and making them more ready to extend compassion to others. By being kind to others and offering care and assistance, you can strengthen your compassion muscle.
Kindness Promotion Ideas
Consider your viewpoint as a work in progress that the data and experience of others can improve.
Always continue to put yourself in the shoes of others. You have no idea what other people are going through.
You are the only one who has the power to influence your attitude and ideas! Investigate your thoughts and concerns that prevent you from being the most compassionate version of yourself.
Make a list of any false assumptions you have about other people's interactions, and then debunk them.
We might often hide our fears by criticizing and transferring our negative feelings onto others. Catch yourself into a negative idea and say "STOP" to change your mind to a good one.
Recognize that before you can assist others, you must first help yourself.
It's OK to make mistakes. In your notebook, keep track of what you consider to be errors and how you learn from them.
Consider your previous week's events and how you made judgments daily.
If you choose kindness over correctness, you will always be correct.
With a smile, almost everything goes more smoothly.
Though being kind to our friends and loved ones come naturally, striving to reconcile conflicts with those who have scorned you or scorned you in the past is an actual test of your kindness.
Your words have the ability to impact others around you. Keep in mind that there should be three gatekeepers at the mouth. Is this correct? Is it considerate? Is it also required?
Return the Favor
Instead of repaying someone who has done a nice deed for you, "pay it forward" by doing a good act for someone else. Here are a few ideas for how you can pay it forward.
Give somebody a genuine compliment.
Spontaneous acts of kindness are encouraged (Hold doors open for people, volunteer, share food, etc.)
Volunteer to be a mentor or tutor to someone who is in need. Everyone has abilities; share yours with others who are in need!
Place inspirational post-it notes in unexpected places (in library books, car doors/windshields, public areas, etc.).
Leave a positive Yelp! or Google Review for a company you enjoy.
At your friend's party, offer to remain late and assist in clean up.
Visit relatives you haven't seen in a long time.
Allow somebody to come into your lane when driving.
Take a friend to the airport in your car.
Do two actions to help the environment be protected and preserved for future generations.
And you? What act of kindness that you love receiving? What are the kind deeds that you did today? Please share in the comment below or in our Gratitude Challenge Group on Facebook.