A Random Act of Kindness can be as simple as smiling, giving someone a compliment, asking how someone is or really listening when someone speaks to you.
When you practice Random Acts of Kindness: •
Writing a list of some Random Acts of Kindness you have done in the past or some you could do this week?
Research shows that gratitude can increase resilience, strengthen social relationships, and reduce stress and depression. The more grateful you are, the greater your overall wellbeing and satisfaction with life. You’ll also build a stronger immune system, lower your blood pressure and even sleep better.
Beginning a gratitude journal can help train your brain to focus on the positive things in your life. Write down three things you love in your life every evening before you go to sleep (no matter how small they may seem). They may be as simple as : 1. Food 2. Sunshine 3. My pillow
Learning to meditate and be mindful can help our brains become better at focusing on the present moment for longer periods. Studies show that when your mind wanders, around 80% of your thoughts are negative. This means that learning to focus your mind in the present more often can reduce stress and anxiety.
Continue on to find out more things you can do to manage your stress and improve your mental health and wellbeing.