Random Acts of Kindness Week starts today (Monday 11th February) and runs for the whole week, culminating in Random Acts of Kindness Day on Sunday 17th February.
As a RAKtivist, I wanted to share the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) website with you to help you plan random acts of kindness in the workplace, at home, at school and anywhere in between: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/. The website has lots of tips, tools, posters, ideas, lesson plans, quotes, videos, stories and so much more.
Not convinced???? Here’s just some of the evidence-based results from various scientific kindness studies that might apply to you:
- Kindness can be contagious, literally causing a domino effect
- Kindness could retrain your brain to be more positive (and who doesn’t need that!!)
- Kindness may inspire you to be more productive
- Kindness might increase your life satisfaction, self-esteem and sense of control over your own destiny
- Kindness could make both you and the recipient(s) of your kindness happier
- Kindness may increase activity in the posterior superior temporal cortex, which is a fancy way of saying you can take a walk in someone else’s shoes as you can more easily consider someone else’s perspective and understand their actions
Remember, to be a random act of kindness, it must be unexpected by the recipient, so get planning and sharing your random acts of kindness.
We need the world to be a kinder place, so come back and share your random acts of kindness and the results.