Happy World Kindness Day! In the midst of all the ups and downs life throws at us, today is all about giving kindness a well-deserved shout-out.
Kindness is a force for good that can mend broken spirits, bridge divides, and uplift the human spirit. It's a gift we can all afford to give, whether through a helping hand, a compassionate ear, or just sharing a heartfelt smile.
Embracing kindness not only makes the world a better place but also adds a touch of goodness to our own lives. Research tells us that kindness ramps up our energy and our oxytocin and serotonin levels, promoting better heart health, mood, and overall wellbeing while simultaneously reducing pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure.
Have you ever noticed that after doing a random act of kindness, you feel happier?
A fascinating study involving nearly 700 adults from various corners of the world found that engaging in acts of kindness every day for just one week significantly boosted people's overall happiness levels. And it just keeps getting better! The more kind acts they performed, the happier they became.
What's truly remarkable is that it didn't matter whether these acts of kindness were directed towards friends, strangers, or oneself – the study affirmed that all flavours of kindness possess the extraordinary power to magnify our joy.
Today my team and I are embarking on a 7-day kindness challenge - why don't you join us? You can find some fantastic kindness ideas in the image below. For an extra dose of positivity, jump over to my Instagram this morning, and comment on my #worldkindnessday post - tag someone to join you in this challenge, or give a shout out to someone who has been kind to you.
Let's spread kindness like confetti and make the world a brighter place together!