Every ones lives are busier than ever these days. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. As our lives have speeded up I believe that many of us are not as happy as we could be.
In my last post I discussed how going back to basics can help stress levels and calm your mind and body down. In this post we are following on from that and adding kindness into the day. When we add kindness we can boost our happiness levels.
Have you noticed how etiquette is a dying art these days? So many of us are so busy caught up in our lives that etiquette is sometimes forgotten. I see so many mums rushing about so caught up in their stress that they have forgotten humility and manners!
When we start to make an effort to show kindness every day, we can make ourselves feel happier while leaving the world a better place!
It doesn't have to be time consuming or complicated, just showing those people who are invisible to so many a little attention and gratitude can make a world of difference.
Take cashiers at the supermarket for example, have you noticed how many people hardly even acknowledge their presence? What about the security guard you pass every day on your way to work?
Every day we come into contact with so many people that are "invisible" to many others.
Make an effort each day to find a few seconds to show kindness to as many people as you can. Ask someone how they are doing. Let someone into the line of cars who is struggling to. Give someone a compliment. Praise someone from their hard work. Leave a kind note for your spouse. Sent a message to a friend you haven't had time to see in a while just to let them know you are thinking of them.
There are so many ways that we can show kindness in the world.
When we start to make an effort to show kindness, there are many benefits for you too. Showing someone else compassion can remind us that no matter how crazy things get there are is still time to show kindness.
When we do something for someone else it boosts your mood, sending feel good chemicals around your body which in turn can reduce your stress and lower any pain you may be feeling.
When we feel good about helping others it can change your mood in a second and remind you that life is about connecting with others and how wonderful it can be to touch another's life that day. It reminds us that life may get crazy but nothing beats the feeling of compassion.
It doesn't have to take a lot of time or a whole lot of effort but it can have dramatic effects on the body and mind and pull us out of our minds where there can be so much stress that we are going over and over.
Starting to make an effort to be kind can change your mindset and make you feel more positive hence reducing your stress levels. When you feel more positive, you feel happier and more satisfied, thus you want to do it over and over again. Imagine everyone in the world read this and did this.......can you imagine the impact it would have on the world today?
Start today and inject a little kindness into your day and see how good it can make you feel!