Today is World Kindness Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking its message to heart!
From respecting different views to paying for a stranger’s meal, there are many options when it comes to putting goodness into our communities. To help you get started, we’re sharing 10 tips to help you practice more compassion.
1. Fill your own cup first.
Before spreading love to others, we have to be kind to ourselves. Take care of your health by getting plenty of sleep, drinking water, and getting your blood flowing with some exercise. Don’t forget to make time for the things you love, from reading to enjoying the great outdoors.
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2. Express gratitude.
Everyone likes to feel appreciated, so make it a habit to tell your loved ones why you’re grateful for them. Not only will this brighten their day, but it will also help you develop a positive mindset.
3. Do something thoughtful for your loved ones.
Nothing says “I love you” better than going out of your way to make the people you love smile! Tackle a chore they hate doing, surprise them with flowers or a homemade dinner, or pick up their favorite treat on the way home.
4. Reach out to show people you care.
Let friends and family members know you’re thinking of them. A simple call or text can make someone’s day, especially if they’re feeling lonely!
5. Prioritize quality family time.
Give the kiddos something to look forward to with a fun game or movie night! This will bring you all closer and help you stay connected.
6. Offer to help a neighbor in need.
Now more than ever, it’s important to look out for our neighbors. One great way to do so is by delivering groceries to elderly or immunocompromised neighbors who are vulnerable to COVID-19.
Your time and effort can better the lives of people and animals in need, so check out local volunteering opportunities to find what fits you best!
8. Support local businesses.
Many small businesses are hurting amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Use your hard-earned dollars to help them keep their doors open!
9. Be more eco-friendly.
Our planet needs our kindness too! Recycle, cut down on your water and power use, join litter cleanups, and switch to more environmentally-friendly products.
10. Keep your neighbors safe.
With COVID-19 still spreading, it’s vital that we all do our part to protect our vulnerable neighbors. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and stay home whenever you can.
We can all take simple steps to spread joy, so go make the world a kinder place!
Encourage others to practice kindness today (and every other day) by sharing these tips.
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